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KEY FACTS

Official name
Footscray Football Club (trading as Western Bulldogs Football Club)

Known as
Western Bulldogs

Nickname
Bulldogs

Former name
Footscray

Former name date
1997-01-01

Formed
1883 (as Footscray); 1997 (named changed to Western Bulldogs)

Colours
Red, white and blue

Associated clubs
Footscray; Western Bulldogs WFC; Western Bulldogs WFC (VFLW)

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1925–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) –1924

Home Ground
Docklands

AFL Premierships
2016 (1 total)

VFL Premierships
1954 (1 total)

VFA Premierships
1898-9-1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-4 (9 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Victoria - 1924 (1 total); V/AFL Night Series: 1963-4, 1967, 1970, 2010 (5 total)

Most Games
364 - Brad Johnson (1994-2010)

Most Goals
575 - Simon Beasley (1982-1989)

League Top Goalkickers
J.Collins (84) 1954 & (74) 1957; K.Templeton (118) 1978 & (91) 1979; S.Beasley (105) 1985; B.Hall (80) 2010 (4 winners/6 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Alan Hopkins 1930; Norm Ware 1941; Peter Box 1956; John Schultz 1960; Gary Dempsey 1975; Kelvin Templeton 1980; Brad Hardie 1985; Tony Liberatore 1990; Scott Wynd 1992; Adam Cooney 2008 (10 total)

Headquarters
417 Barkly St, Footscray, VIC 3011

Postal Address
PO Box 4112 DC, Footscray West, VIC, 3012

Phone: (03) 9680 6100 

Email
godogs@westernbulldogs.com.au

Website
westernbulldogs.com.au

CEO
Saundry, Bernard; Rose, Campbell

President
Smorgon, David

Western Bulldogs



"In actuality, Footscray in the 1950s was gradually assembling its greatest array of talent ever, and an inability to perform under pressure was certainly never an issue for players like Herb Henderson, Jack Collins, Charlie Sutton or Ted Whitten ... Collins, the VFL's top goalkicker in 1954 and 1957, was arguably Footscray's greatest ever full forward; Sutton, although best remembered as a highly accomplished back pocket player, was capable of playing almost anywhere, and indeed jointly topped the club's goalkicking list in 1951. Whitten, of course, was simply incomparable..."

John Devaney extols the virtues of the blue-collar Bulldogs, Footscray - the team of the mighty west.

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2002 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2002 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 4.58.910.1512.21 93 LOST Adelaide 3.59.912.1216.16 112 -19 DOC Mar 31 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 6.410.813.914.13 97 LOST North Melbourne 2.46.610.716.14 110 -13 DOC Apr 6 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
3 A Western Bulldogs 2.44.98.1311.15 81 LOST West Coast 5.28.310.1017.11 113 -32 SUB Apr 14 (Sun, 1:40) Scores
4 H Western Bulldogs 0.15.210.412.6 78 LOST Brisbane 2.36.611.714.10 94 -16 DOC Apr 20 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
5 H Western Bulldogs 1.95.148.1710.21 81 LOST Melbourne 2.25.610.815.14 104 -23 DOC Apr 26 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
6 A Western Bulldogs 5.58.711.1114.12 96 WON Carlton 3.25.58.79.14 68 28 DOC May 4 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 2.35.76.118.15 63 LOST Collingwood 3.15.37.411.7 73 -10 DOC May 12 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 H Western Bulldogs 3.510.816.1324.15 159 WON Sydney 1.77.119.1611.24 90 69 SCG May 19 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 3.210.517.518.9 117 WON Geelong 5.110.215.317.3 105 12 KAR May 25 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 6.27.612.917.15 117 WON Richmond 3.07.511.1214.14 98 19 MCG Jun 1 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 H Western Bulldogs 7.312.616.1022.13 145 WON Fremantle 3.26.410.412.8 80 65 PRI Jun 9 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 5.410.1113.1519.19 133 WON St. Kilda 4.27.412.513.8 86 47 DOC Jun 21 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 2.16.312.518.7 115 LOST Port Adelaide 7.214.421.825.11 161 -46 FBP Jun 29 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 3.39.514.618.10 118 DRAW Essendon 5.48.913.1317.16 118 0 DOC Jul 6 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
15 A Western Bulldogs 3.38.612.814.9 93 LOST Hawthorn 2.28.710.1117.14 116 -23 DOC Jul 12 (Fri, 7:45) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 1.18.210.714.11 95 LOST Adelaide 6.29.616.821.12 138 -43 FBP Jul 21 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 8.512.716.921.13 139 WON North Melbourne 2.37.611.816.9 105 34 DOC Jul 28 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 5.213.218.622.10 142 WON West Coast 5.211.513.614.7 91 51 PRI Aug 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
19 A Western Bulldogs 3.45.77.109.13 67 LOST Brisbane 3.76.1210.1614.21 105 -38 GAB Aug 10 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 3.18.212.814.11 95 LOST Melbourne 3.59.812.1315.17 107 -12 MCG Aug 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
21 H Western Bulldogs 1.15.412.614.13 97 LOST Carlton 9.311.513.715.9 99 -2 DOC Aug 24 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 4.36.511.717.12 114 WON Collingwood 2.46.69.1210.13 73 41 MCG Aug 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
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2002 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
31 Alvey, Mark 22 254 11.5 117 5.3 371 16.9 99 4.5 0 0.0 20 0.9 8 4 18 0.8 15 123
11 Bandy, Daniel 22 185 8.4 131 6.0 316 14.4 146 6.6 167 7.6 41 1.9 19 11 30 1.4 21 201
18 Bartlett, Trent 6 29 4.8 23 3.8 52 8.7 18 3.0 0 0.0 9 1.5 2 5 1 0.2 2 8
40 Birss, Shane 18 105 5.8 82 4.6 187 10.4 42 2.3 1 0.1 14 0.8 14 5 7 0.4 4 46
20 Bowden, Patrick 4 17 4.3 16 4.0 33 8.3 6 1.5 0 0.0 3 0.8 0 0 1 0.3 0 6
17 Brown, Nathan 22 289 13.1 110 5.0 399 18.1 123 5.6 1 0.0 21 1.0 11 4 57 2.6 24 366
16 Croft, Matthew 19 97 5.1 86 4.5 183 9.6 63 3.3 3 0.2 29 1.5 11 19 2 0.1 1 13
38 Cross, Daniel 4 5 1.3 7 1.8 12 3.0 4 1.0 0 0.0 3 0.8 3 2 1 0.3 0 6
14 Darcy, Luke 22 250 11.4 211 9.6 461 21.0 149 6.8 264 12.0 63 2.9 51 31 23 1.0 8 146
28 Dimattina, Paul 19 136 7.2 117 6.2 253 13.3 62 3.3 1 0.1 43 2.3 9 13 10 0.5 7 67
10 Eagleton, Nathan 12 70 5.8 54 4.5 124 10.3 37 3.1 0 0.0 14 1.2 4 9 6 0.5 9 45
4 Garlick, Simon 22 251 11.4 99 4.5 350 15.9 101 4.6 0 0.0 61 2.8 19 11 16 0.7 17 113
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 22 235 10.7 135 6.1 370 16.8 122 5.5 0 0.0 34 1.5 11 16 25 1.1 21 171
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 16 120 7.5 76 4.8 196 12.3 62 3.9 0 0.0 18 1.1 8 4 7 0.4 10 52
3 Grant, Chris 21 196 9.3 109 5.2 305 14.5 111 5.3 11 0.5 32 1.5 16 22 17 0.8 17 119
8 Hahn, Mitch 10 59 5.9 44 4.4 103 10.3 27 2.7 1 0.1 27 2.7 8 8 2 0.2 5 17
33 Hargrave, Ryan 19 104 5.5 94 4.9 198 10.4 47 2.5 0 0.0 27 1.4 7 9 4 0.2 7 31
22 Harrison, Ben 20 183 9.2 88 4.4 271 13.6 85 4.3 0 0.0 16 0.8 6 3 2 0.1 2 14
25 Hunter, Kingsley 19 127 6.7 75 3.9 202 10.6 73 3.8 2 0.1 12 0.6 5 6 4 0.2 3 27
26 James, Aaron 1 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1
6 Johnson, Brad 22 334 15.2 154 7.0 488 22.2 137 6.2 2 0.1 47 2.1 15 8 44 2.0 28 292
35 Kretiuk, Steven 18 79 4.4 52 2.9 131 7.3 50 2.8 8 0.4 29 1.6 10 17 1 0.1 2 8
36 Lake, Brian 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
39 Liberatore, Tony 16 60 3.8 90 5.6 150 9.4 22 1.4 0 0.0 56 3.5 28 13 0 0.0 2 2
29 McGuinness, Kieran 4 18 4.5 8 2.0 26 6.5 13 3.3 0 0.0 4 1.0 1 1 4 1.0 2 26
23 McMahon, Jordan 15 128 8.5 65 4.3 193 12.9 40 2.7 0 0.0 22 1.5 7 2 10 0.7 9 69
2 Murphy, Bob 19 196 10.3 94 4.9 290 15.3 93 4.9 1 0.1 27 1.4 9 8 5 0.3 6 36
27 Penny, Luke 6 39 6.5 17 2.8 56 9.3 18 3.0 4 0.7 6 1.0 4 2 2 0.3 1 13
15 Power, Sam 6 26 4.3 26 4.3 52 8.7 15 2.5 0 0.0 9 1.5 1 0 3 0.5 1 19
30 Robbins, Matthew 6 52 8.7 22 3.7 74 12.3 14 2.3 0 0.0 10 1.7 3 0 3 0.5 1 19
12 Saunders, Nathan 10 32 3.2 6 0.6 38 3.8 29 2.9 0 0.0 6 0.6 1 1 11 1.1 5 71
5 Smith, Rohan 22 293 13.3 130 5.9 423 19.2 111 5.0 1 0.0 31 1.4 15 9 18 0.8 11 119
7 West, Scott 18 222 12.3 249 13.8 471 26.2 61 3.4 0 0.0 57 3.2 27 6 8 0.4 8 56
21 Wiggins, Patrick 1 0 0.0 1 1.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 484 4193 8.7 2589 5.3 6782 14.0 1982 4.1 467 1.0 791 1.6 333 249 342 0.7 250 2302
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.