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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) 1925–2023

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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2023 Season (AFL) Fixture

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Western Bulldogs' 2023 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A Western Bulldogs        vs Melbourne          MCG Mar 18 (Sat, 7:25)  
2 H Western Bulldogs        vs St. Kilda          DOC Mar 25 (Sat, 7:25)  
3 H Western Bulldogs        vs Brisbane          DOC Mar 30 (Thu, 7:20)  
4 A Western Bulldogs        vs Richmond          MCG Apr 8 (Sat, 4:35)  
5 A Western Bulldogs        vs Port Adelaide          ADO Apr 15 (Sat, 7:20)  
6 A Western Bulldogs        vs Fremantle          PER Apr 21 (Fri, 6:10)  
7 H Western Bulldogs        vs Hawthorn          DOC Apr 29 (Sat, 4:35)  
8 A Western Bulldogs        vs Greater Western Sydney          MAN May 6 (Sat, 7:25)  
9 A Western Bulldogs        vs Carlton          DOC May 13 (Sat, 7:30)  
10 H Western Bulldogs        vs Adelaide          EUR May 20 (Sat, 2:10)  
11 A Western Bulldogs        vs Gold Coast          MAR May 27 (Sat, 6:55)  
12 H Western Bulldogs        vs Geelong          DOC Jun 3 (Sat, 7:25)  
13 H Western Bulldogs        vs Port Adelaide          DOC Jun 9 (Fri, 7:50)  
14 A Western Bulldogs        vs North Melbourne          DOC Jun 18 (Sun, 4:40)  
15 Western Bulldogs       Bye        
16 H Western Bulldogs        vs Fremantle          DOC Jul 1 (Sat, 2:10)  
17 H Western Bulldogs        vs Collingwood          DOC Jul 8 (Sat, 2:10)  
18 A Western Bulldogs        vs Sydney          SCG Jul 15 (Sat, 2:10)  
19 A Western Bulldogs        vs Essendon          DOC Jul 22 (Sat, 2:10)  
20 H Western Bulldogs        vs Greater Western Sydney          EUR Jul 29 (Sat, 2:10)  
21 H Western Bulldogs        vs Richmond          DOC Aug 5 (Sat, 2:10)  
22 A Western Bulldogs        vs Hawthorn          YOR Aug 12 (Sat, 2:10)  
23 H Western Bulldogs        vs West Coast          DOC Aug 19 (Sat, 2:10)  
24 A Western Bulldogs        vs Geelong          KAR Aug 26 (Sat, 2:10)  
 

Footnotes

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