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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
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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2003 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2003 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 7.59.714.1319.16 130 WON Geelong 3.36.89.1113.13 91 39 DOC Mar 30 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 1.27.510.713.11 89 LOST Richmond 3.44.910.1016.15 111 -22 DOC Apr 6 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
3 A Western Bulldogs 2.36.610.814.11 95 LOST Melbourne 7.211.517.620.7 127 -32 DOC Apr 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
4 H Western Bulldogs 5.48.812.1216.14 110 LOST Essendon 3.29.415.620.9 129 -19 DOC Apr 19 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 3.06.57.612.7 79 LOST Brisbane 6.49.812.1315.16 106 -27 GAB Apr 27 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 3.35.59.1012.13 85 LOST St. Kilda 4.39.512.615.10 100 -15 DOC May 4 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 1.03.47.710.12 72 LOST Fremantle 3.610.817.1323.17 155 -83 DOC May 11 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 4.36.99.1314.16 100 LOST Carlton 2.86.119.1415.17 107 -7 PRI May 18 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 3.48.513.914.9 93 LOST Adelaide 2.47.79.1016.13 109 -16 FBP May 25 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 7.214.719.1322.13 145 LOST North Melbourne 7.010.419.524.12 156 -11 DOC May 31 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs 2.47.614.819.10 124 DRAW West Coast 5.29.512.619.10 124 0 SUB Jun 8 (Sun, 1:40) Scores
12 H Western Bulldogs 5.28.59.69.9 63 LOST Sydney 3.27.313.1019.13 127 -64 SCG Jun 14 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
13 H Western Bulldogs 0.32.89.1112.13 85 LOST Collingwood 6.210.814.1418.20 128 -43 DOC Jun 28 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
14 A Western Bulldogs 2.34.87.1012.11 83 LOST Hawthorn 5.411.918.1223.16 154 -71 MCG Jul 5 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 4.48.511.714.9 93 LOST Port Adelaide 4.37.811.1415.18 108 -15 DOC Jul 13 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 5.28.515.815.9 99 WON Geelong 1.12.75.1211.15 81 18 KAR Jul 20 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 4.45.69.814.11 95 LOST Richmond 3.17.314.724.11 155 -60 DOC Jul 26 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
18 H Western Bulldogs 3.67.811.1114.17 101 WON Melbourne 5.47.48.612.8 80 21 DOC Aug 1 (Fri, 7:40) Scores
19 A Western Bulldogs 2.05.28.412.8 80 LOST Essendon 9.314.617.1122.15 147 -67 DOC Aug 10 (Sun, 2:10) Scores
20 A Western Bulldogs 2.17.210.512.5 77 LOST Fremantle 5.610.1213.1718.25 133 -56 SUB Aug 17 (Sun, 1:40) Scores
21 A Western Bulldogs 1.21.51.73.12 30 LOST St. Kilda 5.87.1112.1613.17 95 -65 YOR Aug 24 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
22 H Western Bulldogs 4.17.311.713.8 86 LOST Brisbane 7.213.419.826.14 170 -84 DOC Aug 30 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
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2003 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 4 49 12.3 15 3.8 64 16.0 19 4.8 0 0.0 7 1.8 2 0 4 1.0 0 24
11 Bandy, Daniel 12 73 6.1 68 5.7 141 11.8 63 5.3 75 6.3 14 1.2 5 13 6 0.5 4 40
12 Bassett, Scott 7 27 3.9 34 4.9 61 8.7 19 2.7 0 0.0 19 2.7 8 6 0 0.0 0 0
40 Birss, Shane 12 61 5.1 65 5.4 126 10.5 30 2.5 0 0.0 23 1.9 12 2 4 0.3 4 28
20 Bowden, Patrick 17 116 6.8 67 3.9 183 10.8 70 4.1 8 0.5 14 0.8 6 6 22 1.3 5 137
42 Boyd, Matthew 8 25 3.1 32 4.0 57 7.1 12 1.5 1 0.1 9 1.1 3 4 3 0.4 3 21
17 Brown, Nathan 22 245 11.1 88 4.0 333 15.1 122 5.5 0 0.0 29 1.3 15 14 56 2.5 51 387
24 Bruton, Nicholas 2 0 0.0 1 0.5 1 0.5 1 0.5 2 1.0 1 0.5 0 2 0 0.0 0 0
16 Croft, Matthew 15 70 4.7 54 3.6 124 8.3 50 3.3 16 1.1 21 1.4 10 9 11 0.7 3 69
38 Cross, Daniel 6 19 3.2 36 6.0 55 9.2 19 3.2 0 0.0 9 1.5 3 2 0 0.0 1 1
14 Darcy, Luke 21 211 10.0 165 7.9 376 17.9 129 6.1 295 14.0 46 2.2 54 40 9 0.4 7 61
28 Dimattina, Paul 21 194 9.2 173 8.2 367 17.5 83 4.0 3 0.1 45 2.1 20 13 7 0.3 9 51
10 Eagleton, Nathan 16 156 9.8 97 6.1 253 15.8 68 4.3 1 0.1 25 1.6 10 6 14 0.9 3 87
4 Garlick, Simon 19 160 8.4 88 4.6 248 13.1 76 4.0 0 0.0 33 1.7 14 7 19 1.0 11 125
13 Giansiracusa, Daniel 21 222 10.6 124 5.9 346 16.5 85 4.0 0 0.0 41 2.0 14 11 20 1.0 11 131
9 Gilbee, Lindsay 14 105 7.5 70 5.0 175 12.5 53 3.8 0 0.0 21 1.5 2 4 10 0.7 3 63
3 Grant, Chris 1 9 9.0 5 5.0 14 14.0 5 5.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
8 Hahn, Mitch 21 182 8.7 150 7.1 332 15.8 86 4.1 24 1.1 55 2.6 18 13 11 0.5 16 82
25 Hargrave, Ryan 19 124 6.5 112 5.9 236 12.4 61 3.2 2 0.1 17 0.9 7 11 5 0.3 2 32
22 Harrison, Ben 19 132 6.9 84 4.4 216 11.4 82 4.3 0 0.0 16 0.8 9 4 9 0.5 5 59
6 Johnson, Brad 22 335 15.2 167 7.6 502 22.8 146 6.6 5 0.2 40 1.8 17 12 42 1.9 23 275
35 Kretiuk, Steven 15 78 5.2 74 4.9 152 10.1 53 3.5 5 0.3 29 1.9 10 12 0 0.0 0 0
36 Lake, Brian 13 44 3.4 31 2.4 75 5.8 23 1.8 7 0.5 19 1.5 8 13 6 0.5 7 43
29 McGuinness, Kieran 16 58 3.6 60 3.8 118 7.4 37 2.3 1 0.1 12 0.8 5 2 3 0.2 2 20
23 McMahon, Jordan 18 129 7.2 72 4.0 201 11.2 42 2.3 1 0.1 27 1.5 8 2 11 0.6 4 70
2 Murphy, Bob 22 273 12.4 101 4.6 374 17.0 98 4.5 0 0.0 31 1.4 7 8 5 0.2 3 33
15 Power, Sam 19 99 5.2 99 5.2 198 10.4 56 2.9 0 0.0 17 0.9 6 16 2 0.1 3 15
30 Robbins, Matthew 19 170 8.9 110 5.8 280 14.7 68 3.6 0 0.0 46 2.4 21 17 0 0.0 1 1
34 Skipper, Wayde 12 28 2.3 36 3.0 64 5.3 24 2.0 43 3.6 9 0.8 5 4 2 0.2 2 14
5 Smith, Rohan 22 353 16.0 144 6.5 497 22.6 95 4.3 0 0.0 30 1.4 19 11 6 0.3 7 43
7 West, Scott 22 277 12.6 343 15.6 620 28.2 107 4.9 0 0.0 67 3.0 35 11 3 0.1 6 24
21 Wiggins, Patrick 7 11 1.6 9 1.3 20 2.9 8 1.1 17 2.4 3 0.4 0 3 5 0.7 0 30
Totals 484 4035 8.3 2774 5.7 6809 14.1 1890 3.9 506 1.0 775 1.6 355 278 295 0.6 196 1966
 

Footnotes

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