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Beginnings: The Western Bulldogs, (Footscray Football Club) are an AFL (Australian Football League) club based at the Whitten Oval in West Footscray, an inner-western suburb of Melbourne. The club draws its supporter base from this traditionally working class area and plays its home matches at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne Docklands, also in the city's inner-west. Established 1883.

Records:
  • * Record Attendance: 42,354 at Western Oval on 9 July 1955
  • * Most Games: 329 by Doug Hawkins 1978-1994
  • * Largest Finals Crowd: 107,935 for 1961 grand final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Full Ladder Team P W L D FOR AGNST % PTS
7 Western Bulldogs (P) 22 15 7 0 1857 1609 115.4 60

Premiership documentary to premiere

'Outsiders' - Coming Soon Take a look at the trailer for Outsiders - a behind-the-scenes look at the Western Bulldogs' ground-breaking journey to the 2016 AFL Premiership. Showing at Sun Theatre 28 September - 4 October, or pre-order the DVD today.

The story of the Western Bulldogs’ ground-breaking 2016 premiership triumph has been captured in the gripping movie-length documentary, Outsiders.

Created by Adrian Brown, in association with Whooshka Media, Outsiders is the behind-the-scenes look at the journey which led to the Bulldogs’ fairytale flag of last year, which ended its 62-year AFL premiership drought.

Outsiders is told through the eyes of the key pillars of the Bulldogs’ resurrection – president Peter Gordon, coach Luke Beveridge and captain Bob Murphy - along with current players and staff, journalists Martin Flanagan, Gerard Whateley and Tony Leonard, former players Luke...


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Premiership documentary to premiere

'Outsiders' - Coming Soon Take a look at the trailer for Outsiders - a behind-the-scenes look at the Western Bulldogs' ground-breaking journey to the 2016 AFL Premiership. Showing at Sun Theatre 28 September - 4 October, or pre-order the DVD today.

The story of the Western Bulldogs’ ground-breaking 2016 premiership triumph has been captured in the gripping movie-length documentary, Outsiders.

Created by Adrian Brown, in association with Whooshka Media, Outsiders is the behind-the-scenes look at the journey which led to the Bulldogs’ fairytale flag of last year, which ended its 62-year AFL premiership drought.

Outsiders is told through the eyes of the key pillars of the Bulldogs’ resurrection – president Peter Gordon, coach Luke Beveridge and captain Bob Murphy - along with current players and staff, journalists Martin Flanagan, Gerard Whateley and Tony Leonard, former players Luke...


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Read more: Premiership documentary to premiere

Premiership documentary to premiere

'Outsiders' - Coming Soon Take a look at the trailer for Outsiders - a behind-the-scenes look at the Western Bulldogs' ground-breaking journey to the 2016 AFL Premiership. Showing at Sun Theatre 28 September - 4 October, or pre-order the DVD today.

The story of the Western Bulldogs’ ground-breaking 2016 premiership triumph has been captured in the gripping movie-length documentary, Outsiders.

Created by Adrian Brown, in association with Whooshka Media, Outsiders is the behind-the-scenes look at the journey which led to the Bulldogs’ fairytale flag of last year, which ended its 62-year AFL premiership drought.

Outsiders is told through the eyes of the key pillars of the Bulldogs’ resurrection – president Peter Gordon, coach Luke Beveridge and captain Bob Murphy - along with current players and staff, journalists Martin Flanagan, Gerard Whateley and Tony Leonard, former players Luke...


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Read more: Premiership documentary to premiere

Season Review: Zaine Cordy

Cordy: "Nice to go through a whole year with no injuries" Zaine Cordy spoke to BulldogsTV about his performance this year, as the 2017 season comes to a finish.

AFL 2017 Round 14 - Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Mason Wood of the Kangaroos and Zaine Cordy of the Bulldogs compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 14 match between the Western Bulldogs and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on June 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

After finishing 2016 in the forward line, this season saw Zaine Cordy return to the backline.

In his third year with the Bulldogs, Cordy played 19 games and was given the task of playing on some of the AFL's premier key forwards.

In an injury free season, he was ranked second behind Easton Wood for intercept possessions, averaging 4.7 per game, and had an average disposal efficiency of 84.6%, the second highest at the...


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Read more: Season Review: Zaine Cordy

Season Review: Zaine Cordy

Cordy: "Nice to go through a whole year with no injuries" Zaine Cordy spoke to BulldogsTV about his performance this year, as the 2017 season comes to a finish.

AFL 2017 Round 14 - Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Mason Wood of the Kangaroos and Zaine Cordy of the Bulldogs compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 14 match between the Western Bulldogs and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on June 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

After finishing 2016 in the forward line, this season saw Zaine Cordy return to the backline.

In his third year with the Bulldogs, Cordy played 19 games and was given the task of playing on some of the AFL's premier key forwards.

In an injury free season, he was ranked second behind Easton Wood for intercept possessions, averaging 4.7 per game, and had an average disposal efficiency of 84.6%, the second highest at the...


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Read more: Season Review: Zaine Cordy

Season Review: Zaine Cordy

Cordy: "Nice to go through a whole year with no injuries" Zaine Cordy spoke to BulldogsTV about his performance this year, as the 2017 season comes to a finish.

AFL 2017 Round 14 - Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Mason Wood of the Kangaroos and Zaine Cordy of the Bulldogs compete for the ball during the 2017 AFL round 14 match between the Western Bulldogs and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on June 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

After finishing 2016 in the forward line, this season saw Zaine Cordy return to the backline.

In his third year with the Bulldogs, Cordy played 19 games and was given the task of playing on some of the AFL's premier key forwards.

In an injury free season, he was ranked second behind Easton Wood for intercept possessions, averaging 4.7 per game, and had an average disposal efficiency of 84.6%, the second highest at the...


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Read more: Season Review: Zaine Cordy

History of the Brownlow: Bulldogs

AFL Media - 1992 Brownlow Medal Presentation

Scott Wynd of Footscray holds up the medal after winning 1992 AFL Brownlow Medal in Melbourne.

Since the award's inception in 1924, the Bulldogs have won a total of 10 Brownlow Medals.

In 1997, Bulldogs forward Chris Grant polled 27 Brownlow votes, one more than winner Robert Harvey (St Kilda), but was ineligible to win due to a one-match suspension for striking Hawthorn's Nick Holland. 

Ahead of Monday night’s event, westernbulldogs.com.au takes a look at the Bulldogs' history at the Brownlow Medal.

2008: Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)

Adam Cooney, the Bulldogs' No.1 selection in the 2003 NAB AFL National Draft, elevated his game to the highest level in 2008. Cooney polled 24 votes to pip Brisbane Lions favourite Simon Black (23) and claim 'Charlie'. It was a significant year for Cooney, who also made All Australian selection. His team also made the preliminary final, before...


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History of the Brownlow: Bulldogs

AFL Media - 1992 Brownlow Medal Presentation

Scott Wynd of Footscray holds up the medal after winning 1992 AFL Brownlow Medal in Melbourne.

Since the award's inception in 1924, the Bulldogs have won a total of 10 Brownlow Medals.

In 1997, Bulldogs forward Chris Grant polled 27 Brownlow votes, one more than winner Robert Harvey (St Kilda), but was ineligible to win due to a one-match suspension for striking Hawthorn's Nick Holland. 

Ahead of Monday night’s event, westernbulldogs.com.au takes a look at the Bulldogs' history at the Brownlow Medal.

2008: Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)

Adam Cooney, the Bulldogs' No.1 selection in the 2003 NAB AFL National Draft, elevated his game to the highest level in 2008. Cooney polled 24 votes to pip Brisbane Lions favourite Simon Black (23) and claim 'Charlie'. It was a significant year for Cooney, who also made All Australian selection. His team also made the preliminary final, before...


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Read more: History of the Brownlow: Bulldogs

History of the Brownlow: Bulldogs

AFL Media - 1992 Brownlow Medal Presentation

Scott Wynd of Footscray holds up the medal after winning 1992 AFL Brownlow Medal in Melbourne.

Since the award's inception in 1924, the Bulldogs have won a total of 10 Brownlow Medals.

In 1997, Bulldogs forward Chris Grant polled 27 Brownlow votes, one more than winner Robert Harvey (St Kilda), but was ineligible to win due to a one-match suspension for striking Hawthorn's Nick Holland. 

Ahead of Monday night’s event, westernbulldogs.com.au takes a look at the Bulldogs' history at the Brownlow Medal.

2008: Adam Cooney (Western Bulldogs)

Adam Cooney, the Bulldogs' No.1 selection in the 2003 NAB AFL National Draft, elevated his game to the highest level in 2008. Cooney polled 24 votes to pip Brisbane Lions favourite Simon Black (23) and claim 'Charlie'. It was a significant year for Cooney, who also made All Australian selection. His team also made the preliminary final, before...


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Season Review: Travis Cloke

AFL 2017 Round 19 - Western Bulldogs v Essendon

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30: Travis Cloke of the Bulldogs marks during the round 19 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on July 30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Former Collingwood forward Travis Cloke made a promising start to his stint at the Bulldogs, booting five goals from his first four games, which included an influential display against Sydney in Round 2, where he gathered 18 disposals, took seven marks and kicked three goals. 

In round 4, Cloke broke his ribs and was sidelined for five weeks.  He was recalled in Round 9 and went on to play 10 games for the season. 

It was revealed in June that Cloke would take an indefinite break from football due to mental health issues.

After a stint in the VFL, he returned to senior football in Round 19 against Essendon.

Stat that...


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Season Review: Travis Cloke

AFL 2017 Round 19 - Western Bulldogs v Essendon

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30: Travis Cloke of the Bulldogs marks during the round 19 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on July 30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Former Collingwood forward Travis Cloke made a promising start to his stint at the Bulldogs, booting five goals from his first four games, which included an influential display against Sydney in Round 2, where he gathered 18 disposals, took seven marks and kicked three goals. 

In round 4, Cloke broke his ribs and was sidelined for five weeks.  He was recalled in Round 9 and went on to play 10 games for the season. 

It was revealed in June that Cloke would take an indefinite break from football due to mental health issues.

After a stint in the VFL, he returned to senior football in Round 19 against Essendon.

Stat that...


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Read more: Season Review: Travis Cloke

Season Review: Travis Cloke

AFL 2017 Round 19 - Western Bulldogs v Essendon

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30: Travis Cloke of the Bulldogs marks during the round 19 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium on July 30, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images/AFL Media)

Former Collingwood forward Travis Cloke made a promising start to his stint at the Bulldogs, booting five goals from his first four games, which included an influential display against Sydney in Round 2, where he gathered 18 disposals, took seven marks and kicked three goals. 

In round 4, Cloke broke his ribs and was sidelined for five weeks.  He was recalled in Round 9 and went on to play 10 games for the season. 

It was revealed in June that Cloke would take an indefinite break from football due to mental health issues.

After a stint in the VFL, he returned to senior football in Round 19 against Essendon.

Stat that...


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Read more: Season Review: Travis Cloke

Season Review: Clay Smith

AFL 2017 Round 09 - Geelong v Western Bulldogs

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Clay Smith of the Bulldogs kicks during the round nine AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Western Bulldogs at Simonds Stadium on May 19, 2017 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images/AFL Media)

In his sixth season at VU Whitten Oval, Clay Smith notched his 50th game in 2017. The match was a significant milestone given the 24-year-old has suffered three knee reconstructions during his playing career.

Smith, who signed a one-year contract extension with the Club in May, played eight games for the season. In his most dominant display, he put together an impressive four goal-haul against the Tigers in Round 7. 

A calf injury following the Round 9 loss to Geelong sidelined Smith for three weeks. He came back through the VFL, playing three matches, and was eventually recalled in Round 16 and again in Round 20 before returning to the...


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Season Review: Clay Smith

AFL 2017 Round 09 - Geelong v Western Bulldogs

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Clay Smith of the Bulldogs kicks during the round nine AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Western Bulldogs at Simonds Stadium on May 19, 2017 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images/AFL Media)

In his sixth season at VU Whitten Oval, Clay Smith notched his 50th game in 2017. The match was a significant milestone given the 24-year-old has suffered three knee reconstructions during his playing career.

Smith, who signed a one-year contract extension with the Club in May, played eight games for the season. In his most dominant display, he put together an impressive four goal-haul against the Tigers in Round 7. 

A calf injury following the Round 9 loss to Geelong sidelined Smith for three weeks. He came back through the VFL, playing three matches, and was eventually recalled in Round 16 and again in Round 20 before returning to the...


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Read more: Season Review: Clay Smith

Season Review: Clay Smith

AFL 2017 Round 09 - Geelong v Western Bulldogs

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Clay Smith of the Bulldogs kicks during the round nine AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Western Bulldogs at Simonds Stadium on May 19, 2017 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images/AFL Media)

In his sixth season at VU Whitten Oval, Clay Smith notched his 50th game in 2017. The match was a significant milestone given the 24-year-old has suffered three knee reconstructions during his playing career.

Smith, who signed a one-year contract extension with the Club in May, played eight games for the season. In his most dominant display, he put together an impressive four goal-haul against the Tigers in Round 7. 

A calf injury following the Round 9 loss to Geelong sidelined Smith for three weeks. He came back through the VFL, playing three matches, and was eventually recalled in Round 16 and again in Round 20 before returning to the...


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Read more: Season Review: Clay Smith

Season Review: Jack Macrae

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Macrae: "Really improved on areas I wanted to" Jack Macrae spoke to BulldogsTV about his performance this year, as the 2017 season comes to a finish.

AFL 2017 Round 01 - Collingwood v Western Bulldogs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Jack Macrae of the Bulldogs in action during the 2017 AFL round 01 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

A dominant season from Western Bulldogs midfielder Jack Macrae saw the 23-year-old lead the disposal count for the Bulldogs, averaging 27.5 per game.

Playing every match, Macrae had a career-high nine clearances against West Coast in May and was ranked 14th in the competition for effective disposals per game in 2017.

In Round 23, Macrae recorded 33 disposals, three marks and seven tackles in the nine-point loss to Hawthorn at Etihad Stadium, while in Round 22 he...


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Join us for the 2018 season

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2018 Membership Launch Visit membership.westernbulldogs.com.au to buy your 2018 membership today.

Being a Western Bulldogs member is about more than what happens on the field.

It’s a sense of belonging and connectedness, a feeling that you are genuinely part of a club which strives for on-field success as much as it cares for its people.

In 2017, Club memberships reached record levels, with over 47,700 passionate Bulldogs committing to the club.

With a price freeze put in place, memberships are now on sale for 2017 as the Club continues to offer the same cost-effective prices for a range of our membership options.

There is a membership package to suit everyone’s needs, as well as exclusive ‘members only’ content and merchandise available throughout the season.

A reserved seat package gives you the best opportunity to view the game from your favourite spot at Etihad Stadium. Level...


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Join us for the 2018 season

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2018 Membership Launch Visit membership.westernbulldogs.com.au to buy your 2018 membership today.

Being a Western Bulldogs member is about more than what happens on the field.

It’s a sense of belonging and connectedness, a feeling that you are genuinely part of a club which strives for on-field success as much as it cares for its people.

In 2017, Club memberships reached record levels, with over 47,700 passionate Bulldogs committing to the club.

With a price freeze put in place, memberships are now on sale for 2017 as the Club continues to offer the same cost-effective prices for a range of our membership options.

There is a membership package to suit everyone’s needs, as well as exclusive ‘members only’ content and merchandise available throughout the season.

A reserved seat package gives you the best opportunity to view the game from your favourite spot at Etihad Stadium. Level...


Read full article...


4140585 join-us-for-the-2018-season

2018 Membership Launch Visit membership.westernbulldogs.com.au to buy your 2018 membership today.

Being a Western Bulldogs member is about more than what happens on the field.

It’s a sense of belonging and connectedness, a feeling that you are genuinely part of a club which strives for on-field success as much as it cares for its people.

In 2017, Club memberships reached record levels, with over 47,700 passionate Bulldogs committing to the club.

With a price freeze put in place, memberships are now on sale for 2017 as the Club continues to offer the same cost-effective prices for a range of our membership options.

There is a membership package to suit everyone’s needs, as well as exclusive ‘members only’ content and merchandise available throughout the season.

A reserved seat package gives you the best opportunity to view the game from your favourite spot at Etihad Stadium. Level...


Read full article...


Read more: Join us for the 2018 season

Being a football pioneer is a juggling act

AFLW 2017 - State of Origin

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 2: Lauren Arnell (left) and Emma Kearney of Victoria celebrate during the 2017 AFLW State of Origin match between Victoria and the Allies at Etihad Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

JUGGLING two elite sports and two jobs is part of a standard week for Western Bulldogs midfielder and Melbourne Stars fast bowler Emma Kearney. 

Kearney’s VFLW side Melbourne University was eliminated in the first week of that competition’s finals series, but her pre-season commitments with the Stars are well underway.

The 27-year-old has a hectic schedule, teaching a year 12 physical education class at Mount Alexander College in Flemington in Melbourne’s inner north-west, while also working part-time at the AFL in coaching development.

She also managed to fit in the NAB AFL Women’s State of Origin match at Etihad...


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Being a football pioneer is a juggling act

AFLW 2017 - State of Origin

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 2: Lauren Arnell (left) and Emma Kearney of Victoria celebrate during the 2017 AFLW State of Origin match between Victoria and the Allies at Etihad Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

JUGGLING two elite sports and two jobs is part of a standard week for Western Bulldogs midfielder and Melbourne Stars fast bowler Emma Kearney. 

Kearney’s VFLW side Melbourne University was eliminated in the first week of that competition’s finals series, but her pre-season commitments with the Stars are well underway.

The 27-year-old has a hectic schedule, teaching a year 12 physical education class at Mount Alexander College in Flemington in Melbourne’s inner north-west, while also working part-time at the AFL in coaching development.

She also managed to fit in the NAB AFL Women’s State of Origin match at Etihad...


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