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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

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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2022 Season (AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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Western Bulldogs' 2022 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs 2.28.38.511.5 71 LOST Melbourne 4.56.610.814.13 97 -26 MCG Mar 16 (Wed, 7:10) Scores
2 H Western Bulldogs 4.17.311.513.12 90 LOST Carlton 5.212.414.516.6 102 -12 DOC Mar 24 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
3 H Western Bulldogs 3.34.106.159.17 71 WON Sydney 1.31.35.39.6 60 11 DOC Mar 31 (Thu, 7:20) Scores
4 A Western Bulldogs 2.74.106.177.19 61 LOST Richmond 2.27.312.515.9 99 -38 MCG Apr 9 (Sat, 7:25) Scores
5 A Western Bulldogs 8.310.415.521.13 139 WON North Melbourne 1.06.28.411.5 71 68 DOC Apr 15 (Fri, 4:20) Scores
6 H Western Bulldogs 3.53.75.89.8 62 LOST Adelaide 2.43.75.118.15 63 -1 EUR Apr 23 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
7 H Western Bulldogs 3.16.313.416.7 103 WON Essendon 2.33.76.1010.11 71 32 DOC May 1 (Sun, 3:20) Scores
8 A Western Bulldogs 4.46.68.810.9 69 LOST Port Adelaide 5.07.412.812.14 86 -17 ADO May 6 (Fri, 7:00) Scores
9 A Western Bulldogs 6.57.1011.1114.15 99 WON Collingwood 1.32.64.77.9 51 48 DOC May 13 (Fri, 7:50) Scores
10 H Western Bulldogs 4.56.1210.1515.16 106 WON Gold Coast 3.36.59.713.9 87 19 EUR May 21 (Sat, 1:45) Scores
11 A Western Bulldogs        vs West Coast          PER May 28 (Sat, 5:25)  
12 H Western Bulldogs        vs Geelong          DOC Jun 3 (Fri, 7:50)  
13 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
14 A Western Bulldogs        vs Greater Western Sydney          SSH Jun 18 (Sat, 7:25)  
15 H Western Bulldogs        vs Hawthorn          DOC Jun 24 (Fri, 7:00)  
16 A Western Bulldogs        vs Brisbane          GAB Jun 30 (Thu, 7:20)  
17 A Western Bulldogs        vs Sydney          SCG Jul 8 (Fri, 7:50)  
18 H Western Bulldogs        vs St. Kilda          DOC Jul 15 (Fri, 7:50)  
19 H Western Bulldogs        vs Melbourne          DOC Jul 23 (Sat, 7:25)  
20 A Western Bulldogs        vs Geelong          KAR Jul 30 (Sat, 2:10)  
21 H Western Bulldogs        vs Fremantle          DOC Aug 6 (Sat, 2:10)  
22 H Western Bulldogs        vs Greater Western Sydney          DOC Aug 13 (Sat, 2:10)  
23 A Western Bulldogs        vs Hawthorn          YOR Aug 20 (Sat, 2:10)  
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2022 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
4 Bontempelli, Marcus 9 119 13.2 74 8.2 193 21.4 52 5.8 1 0.1 45 5.0 7 13 13 1.4 8 86
18 Butler, Louis 1 9 9.0 4 4.0 13 13.0 1 1.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
36 Cleary, Luke 2 17 8.5 12 6.0 29 14.5 13 6.5 0 0.0 3 1.5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
12 Cordy, Zaine 9 34 3.8 26 2.9 60 6.7 14 1.6 35 3.9 21 2.3 6 13 2 0.2 0 12
9 Crozier, Hayden 3 23 7.7 11 3.7 34 11.3 15 5.0 0 0.0 4 1.3 2 3 1 0.3 0 6
31 Dale, Bailey 10 195 19.5 74 7.4 269 26.9 57 5.7 0 0.0 8 0.8 7 9 2 0.2 1 13
35 Daniel, Caleb 10 145 14.5 93 9.3 238 23.8 51 5.1 0 0.0 21 2.1 7 4 0 0.0 0 0
5 Dunkley, Josh 10 126 12.6 138 13.8 264 26.4 66 6.6 2 0.2 60 6.0 20 14 8 0.8 7 55
15 Duryea, Taylor 8 78 9.8 38 4.8 116 14.5 55 6.9 0 0.0 8 1.0 7 7 0 0.0 0 0
44 English, Tim 5 66 13.2 44 8.8 110 22.0 35 7.0 110 22.0 11 2.2 17 9 3 0.6 4 22
38 Garcia, Riley 1 1 1.0 2 2.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 1.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0
43 Gardner, Ryan 10 74 7.4 22 2.2 96 9.6 49 4.9 0 0.0 14 1.4 9 15 0 0.0 0 0
29 Hannan, Mitch 3 13 4.3 7 2.3 20 6.7 6 2.0 4 1.3 2 0.7 1 1 3 1.0 1 19
7 Hunter, Lachie 5 59 11.8 40 8.0 99 19.8 26 5.2 0 0.0 10 2.0 5 3 1 0.2 2 8
42 Keath, Alex 5 32 6.4 21 4.2 53 10.6 24 4.8 0 0.0 8 1.6 5 0 1 0.2 0 6
24 Khamis, Buku 3 15 5.0 9 3.0 24 8.0 10 3.3 1 0.3 2 0.7 2 3 4 1.3 3 27
21 Liberatore, Tom 10 117 11.7 118 11.8 235 23.5 30 3.0 0 0.0 50 5.0 11 6 3 0.3 3 21
11 Macrae, Jack 10 154 15.4 164 16.4 318 31.8 44 4.4 0 0.0 34 3.4 20 12 2 0.2 4 16
8 Martin, Stefan 3 8 2.7 29 9.7 37 12.3 4 1.3 60 20.0 7 2.3 6 7 0 0.0 0 0
27 McComb, Robbie 5 37 7.4 40 8.0 77 15.4 12 2.4 0 0.0 10 2.0 4 4 4 0.8 3 27
30 McNeil, Lachlan 7 35 5.0 21 3.0 56 8.0 10 1.4 0 0.0 28 4.0 10 3 6 0.9 3 39
33 Naughton, Aaron 10 86 8.6 38 3.8 124 12.4 47 4.7 7 0.7 23 2.3 15 4 25 2.5 18 168
22 O'Brien, Tim 6 49 8.2 22 3.7 71 11.8 37 6.2 0 0.0 4 0.7 4 4 0 0.0 0 0
20 Richards, Ed 10 111 11.1 62 6.2 173 17.3 56 5.6 0 0.0 16 1.6 9 8 0 0.0 0 0
13 Schache, Josh 3 15 5.0 5 1.7 20 6.7 9 3.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 1 2 0.7 1 13
28 Scott, Anthony 8 59 7.4 30 3.8 89 11.1 30 3.8 0 0.0 9 1.1 9 3 5 0.6 3 33
6 Smith, Bailey 9 178 19.8 119 13.2 297 33.0 40 4.4 0 0.0 35 3.9 16 5 4 0.4 9 33
37 Smith, Roarke 7 33 4.7 33 4.7 66 9.4 17 2.4 0 0.0 12 1.7 4 2 1 0.1 1 7
41 Sweet, Jordon 2 9 4.5 8 4.0 17 8.5 5 2.5 53 26.5 9 4.5 3 3 0 0.0 0 0
1 Treloar, Adam 10 135 13.5 130 13.0 265 26.5 39 3.9 0 0.0 33 3.3 11 6 10 1.0 5 65
2 Ugle-Hagan, Jamarra 6 23 3.8 6 1.0 29 4.8 11 1.8 1 0.2 7 1.2 5 3 4 0.7 4 28
23 Vandermeer, Laitham 6 33 5.5 35 5.8 68 11.3 18 3.0 0 0.0 10 1.7 4 2 3 0.5 3 21
3 Wallis, Mitch 4 20 5.0 11 2.8 31 7.8 11 2.8 0 0.0 6 1.5 3 1 4 1.0 4 28
19 Weightman, Cody 8 52 6.5 21 2.6 73 9.1 19 2.4 0 0.0 18 2.3 9 6 12 1.5 2 74
14 West, Rhylee 3 13 4.3 18 6.0 31 10.3 5 1.7 0 0.0 9 3.0 2 5 0 0.0 1 1
34 Williams, Bailey 9 84 9.3 44 4.9 128 14.2 38 4.2 0 0.0 10 1.1 5 12 2 0.2 6 18
Totals 230 2257 9.8 1569 6.8 3826 16.6 956 4.2 274 1.2 549 2.4 247 192 125 0.5 96 846
 

Footnotes

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