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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) 1886–1924

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
Stevenson, David

President
Gordon, Peter

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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2015 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2015 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 H Western Bulldogs 4.07.511.614.13 97 WON West Coast 3.17.112.214.3 87 10 DOC Apr 4 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
2 A Western Bulldogs 3.55.810.1312.13 85 WON Richmond 2.33.66.89.12 66 19 MCG Apr 11 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
3 A Western Bulldogs 2.16.18.68.9 57 LOST Hawthorn 2.311.614.719.13 127 -70 YOR Apr 19 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
4 H Western Bulldogs 6.510.916.1418.17 125 WON Adelaide 1.15.45.510.8 68 57 DOC Apr 26 (Sun, 4:40) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 5.16.810.911.11 77 WON Sydney 2.54.98.1010.13 73 4 SCG May 2 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 3.310.411.613.9 87 LOST St. Kilda 2.22.39.614.10 94 -7 DOC May 9 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 1.04.38.414.4 88 LOST Fremantle 5.37.611.815.11 101 -13 DOC May 17 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 2.33.98.99.10 64 LOST Melbourne 3.37.510.1015.13 103 -39 MCG May 24 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
9 H Western Bulldogs 8.110.513.1216.17 113 WON Greater Western Sydney 2.05.07.011.2 68 45 DOC May 30 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
10 A Western Bulldogs 4.56.58.69.8 62 LOST Port Adelaide 5.19.310.416.4 100 -38 ADO Jun 6 (Sat, 7:10) Scores
11 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
12 H Western Bulldogs 5.38.613.1122.14 146 WON Brisbane 2.15.38.511.8 74 72 DOC Jun 20 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
13 A Western Bulldogs 1.33.47.79.8 62 WON St. Kilda 1.53.75.97.14 56 6 DOC Jun 27 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
14 H Western Bulldogs 3.34.47.89.10 64 WON Carlton 1.14.74.117.11 53 11 DOC Jul 4 (Sat, 7:30) Scores
15 H Western Bulldogs 1.13.34.914.11 95 WON Gold Coast 5.36.39.511.7 73 22 CAZ Jul 11 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
16 A Western Bulldogs 2.23.46.109.10 64 LOST Geelong 3.44.88.1010.12 72 -8 KAR Jul 18 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
17 H Western Bulldogs 5.59.613.915.14 104 WON Collingwood 3.47.79.713.8 86 18 DOC Jul 26 (Sun, 1:10) Scores
18 A Western Bulldogs 1.28.815.1119.13 127 WON Essendon 0.42.54.75.10 40 87 DOC Aug 2 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
19 H Western Bulldogs 2.29.712.1319.14 128 WON Port Adelaide 3.33.56.79.10 64 64 DOC Aug 8 (Sat, 2:10) Scores
20 H Western Bulldogs 8.314.514.724.9 153 WON Melbourne 0.22.47.78.7 55 98 DOC Aug 16 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
21 A Western Bulldogs 3.29.512.613.7 85 LOST West Coast 5.511.916.1025.12 162 -77 SUB Aug 23 (Sun, 2:40) Scores
22 A Western Bulldogs 1.35.57.1014.12 96 WON North Melbourne 1.53.85.1110.13 73 23 DOC Aug 29 (Sat, 4:35) Scores
23 A Western Bulldogs 8.011.213.619.8 122 LOST Brisbane 2.58.1214.1519.16 130 -8 GAB Sep 5 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
2EF H Western Bulldogs 4.67.1010.1614.18 102 LOST Adelaide 6.39.613.916.13 109 -7 MCG Sep 12 (Sat, 7:20) Scores
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2015 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
24 Biggs, Shane 10 141 14.1 56 5.6 197 19.7 34 3.4 0 0.0 21 2.1 4 4 3 0.3 0 18
4 Bontempelli, Marcus 21 261 12.4 183 8.7 444 21.1 69 3.3 50 2.4 116 5.5 19 17 17 0.8 10 112
17 Boyd, Tom 14 74 5.3 41 2.9 115 8.2 47 3.4 41 2.9 33 2.4 13 8 16 1.1 6 102
5 Boyd, Matthew 19 321 16.9 195 10.3 516 27.2 148 7.8 3 0.2 40 2.1 15 10 1 0.1 6 12
45 Campbell, Tom 6 24 4.0 43 7.2 67 11.2 14 2.3 137 22.8 13 2.2 6 9 0 0.0 3 3
12 Cordy, Zaine 2 2 1.0 6 3.0 8 4.0 2 1.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
49 Cordy, Ayce 7 23 3.3 31 4.4 54 7.7 13 1.9 69 9.9 17 2.4 5 12 2 0.3 0 12
8 Crameri, Stewart 18 140 7.8 146 8.1 286 15.9 71 3.9 3 0.2 45 2.5 12 25 32 1.8 21 213
6 Dahlhaus, Luke 23 276 12.0 314 13.7 590 25.7 77 3.3 0 0.0 120 5.2 21 22 17 0.7 10 112
31 Dale, Bailey 10 42 4.2 36 3.6 78 7.8 15 1.5 0 0.0 14 1.4 0 2 6 0.6 4 40
35 Daniel, Caleb 10 55 5.5 76 7.6 131 13.1 23 2.3 0 0.0 22 2.2 7 4 6 0.6 2 38
33 Darley, Sam 2 23 11.5 14 7.0 37 18.5 8 4.0 0 0.0 6 3.0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
29 Dickson, Tory 23 172 7.5 126 5.5 298 13.0 71 3.1 0 0.0 72 3.1 25 6 50 2.2 12 312
44 Goodes, Brett 7 53 7.6 31 4.4 84 12.0 17 2.4 3 0.4 21 3.0 9 9 2 0.3 1 13
1 Grant, Jarrad 19 135 7.1 141 7.4 276 14.5 74 3.9 20 1.1 39 2.1 12 14 11 0.6 14 80
30 Hamling, Joel 11 64 5.8 47 4.3 111 10.1 53 4.8 1 0.1 15 1.4 5 4 0 0.0 0 0
22 Honeychurch, Mitch 11 65 5.9 65 5.9 130 11.8 26 2.4 1 0.1 41 3.7 13 9 9 0.8 9 63
13 Hrovat, Nathan 7 44 6.3 54 7.7 98 14.0 19 2.7 0 0.0 22 3.1 4 8 2 0.3 4 16
7 Hunter, Lachie 13 147 11.3 140 10.8 287 22.1 64 4.9 0 0.0 28 2.2 13 6 3 0.2 5 23
39 Johannisen, Jason 20 270 13.5 128 6.4 398 19.9 107 5.4 0 0.0 35 1.8 3 12 7 0.4 3 45
46 Jong, Lin 13 74 5.7 116 8.9 190 14.6 24 1.8 31 2.4 70 5.4 8 14 8 0.6 4 52
11 Macrae, Jack 21 287 13.7 267 12.7 554 26.4 97 4.6 8 0.4 117 5.6 25 14 5 0.2 6 36
16 McLean, Toby 4 28 7.0 34 8.5 62 15.5 18 4.5 0 0.0 6 1.5 8 2 2 0.5 0 12
27 Minson, Will 10 62 6.2 40 4.0 102 10.2 17 1.7 265 26.5 41 4.1 9 20 3 0.3 3 21
38 Morris, Dale 14 70 5.0 85 6.1 155 11.1 69 4.9 0 0.0 35 2.5 10 2 0 0.0 0 0
2 Murphy, Bob 21 324 15.4 147 7.0 471 22.4 96 4.6 0 0.0 32 1.5 9 10 2 0.1 2 14
20 Pearce, Daniel 1 1 1.0 1 1.0 2 2.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
42 Picken, Liam 21 248 11.8 249 11.9 497 23.7 94 4.5 2 0.1 135 6.4 25 14 13 0.6 9 87
28 Prudden, Josh 4 26 6.5 24 6.0 50 12.5 16 4.0 0 0.0 8 2.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
43 Redpath, Jack 12 80 6.7 28 2.3 108 9.0 50 4.2 43 3.6 30 2.5 10 16 19 1.6 9 123
18 Roberts, Fletcher 12 55 4.6 61 5.1 116 9.7 41 3.4 0 0.0 19 1.6 4 7 0 0.0 1 1
23 Roughead, Jordan 16 82 5.1 78 4.9 160 10.0 66 4.1 170 10.6 54 3.4 9 21 4 0.3 2 26
37 Smith, Roarke 1 3 3.0 6 6.0 9 9.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
14 Smith, Clay 3 13 4.3 15 5.0 28 9.3 5 1.7 1 0.3 10 3.3 2 4 1 0.3 0 6
25 Stevens, Koby 12 112 9.3 131 10.9 243 20.3 34 2.8 9 0.8 73 6.1 12 14 4 0.3 4 28
9 Stringer, Jake 22 236 10.7 78 3.5 314 14.3 77 3.5 6 0.3 59 2.7 11 24 56 2.5 32 368
32 Talia, Michael 14 126 9.0 109 7.8 235 16.8 82 5.9 2 0.1 19 1.4 5 14 2 0.1 1 13
3 Wallis, Mitch 20 205 10.3 263 13.2 468 23.4 66 3.3 1 0.1 95 4.8 35 16 15 0.8 13 103
19 Webb, Lukas 10 65 6.5 44 4.4 109 10.9 38 3.8 0 0.0 14 1.4 4 0 1 0.1 3 9
10 Wood, Easton 22 224 10.2 167 7.6 391 17.8 155 7.0 0 0.0 31 1.4 15 11 5 0.2 0 30
Totals 506 4653 9.2 3816 7.5 8469 16.7 2000 4.0 866 1.7 1573 3.1 391 387 324 0.6 199 2143
 

Footnotes

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