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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

Pick 9 | Naughton named Dogs top pick

Pick 9 | Aaron Naughton The Western Bulldogs have chosen Aaron Naughton as pick 9 for the AFL NAB Draft - take a look at some of his highlights.

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v WA

Agile and athletic key defender Aaron Naughton becomes a Bulldog with pick nine overall in the NAB AFL Draft.

- INTERVIEW: Watch Aaron Naughton Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop.

Key Stats
Height: 194cm
Weight: 85kg
DOB: 30 November, 1999
Position: Defender
Club: Peel Thunder


The Western Bulldogs have selected Aaron Naughton, an agile and athletic key defender from Western Australia with the ninth pick overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Standing 194cm weighing 85kg, Naughton played seven games for the Peel Thunder seniors this season where he averaged 14 possessions and seven marks per contest playing with and against AFL...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 9 | Naughton named Dogs top pick

Pick 9 | Naughton named Dogs top pick

Pick 9 | Aaron Naughton The Western Bulldogs have chosen Aaron Naughton as pick 9 for the AFL NAB Draft - take a look at some of his highlights.

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v WA

Agile and athletic key defender Aaron Naughton becomes a Bulldog with pick nine overall in the NAB AFL Draft.

- INTERVIEW: Watch Aaron Naughton Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop.

Key Stats
Height: 194cm
Weight: 85kg
DOB: 30 November, 1999
Position: Defender
Club: Peel Thunder


The Western Bulldogs have selected Aaron Naughton, an agile and athletic key defender from Western Australia with the ninth pick overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Standing 194cm weighing 85kg, Naughton played seven games for the Peel Thunder seniors this season where he averaged 14 possessions and seven marks per contest playing with and against AFL...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 9 | Naughton named Dogs top pick

Pick 9 | Naughton named Dogs top pick

Pick 9 | Aaron Naughton The Western Bulldogs have chosen Aaron Naughton as pick 9 for the AFL NAB Draft - take a look at some of his highlights.

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v WA

Agile and athletic key defender Aaron Naughton becomes a Bulldog with pick nine overall in the NAB AFL Draft.

- INTERVIEW: Watch Aaron Naughton Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop.

Key Stats
Height: 194cm
Weight: 85kg
DOB: 30 November, 1999
Position: Defender
Club: Peel Thunder


The Western Bulldogs have selected Aaron Naughton, an agile and athletic key defender from Western Australia with the ninth pick overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Standing 194cm weighing 85kg, Naughton played seven games for the Peel Thunder seniors this season where he averaged 14 possessions and seven marks per contest playing with and against AFL...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 9 | Naughton named Dogs top pick

Pick 9 | Naughton named Dogs top pick

Pick 9 | Aaron Naughton The Western Bulldogs have chosen Aaron Naughton as pick 9 for the AFL NAB Draft - take a look at some of his highlights.

AFL 2017 U18 Championships - Vic C v WA

Agile and athletic key defender Aaron Naughton becomes a Bulldog with pick nine overall in the NAB AFL Draft.

- INTERVIEW: Watch Aaron Naughton Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop.

Key Stats
Height: 194cm
Weight: 85kg
DOB: 30 November, 1999
Position: Defender
Club: Peel Thunder


The Western Bulldogs have selected Aaron Naughton, an agile and athletic key defender from Western Australia with the ninth pick overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

Standing 194cm weighing 85kg, Naughton played seven games for the Peel Thunder seniors this season where he averaged 14 possessions and seven marks per contest playing with and against AFL...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 9 | Naughton named Dogs top pick

Pick 16 | Half-back runner Richards to Kennel

Pick 16 | Ed Richards Watch highlights of classy half-back Ed Richards, drafted to the Bulldogs with pick 16 overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 2

Speedy halfback Ed Richards taken with Dogs' second pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

- INTERVIEW: Watch Ed Richards Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop.

Key Stats

Height: 185cm
Weight: 78kg
DOB: 3 July, 1999
Position: Half Back
Club: Oakleigh Chargers

With the sixteenth pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, the Western Bulldogs have selected Ed Richards, a speedy halfback from the Oakleigh Chargers.

With Collingwood greats Ron and Lou Richards in his family tree, Richards' footy pedigree is hard to ignore, but his use of the football and his ability to break lines could see him make a name for himself in the not too distant...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 16 | Half-back runner Richards to Kennel

Pick 16 | Half-back runner Richards to Kennel

Pick 16 | Ed Richards Watch highlights of classy half-back Ed Richards, drafted to the Bulldogs with pick 16 overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 2

Speedy halfback Ed Richards taken with Dogs' second pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

- INTERVIEW: Watch Ed Richards Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop.

Key Stats

Height: 185cm
Weight: 78kg
DOB: 3 July, 1999
Position: Half Back
Club: Oakleigh Chargers

With the sixteenth pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, the Western Bulldogs have selected Ed Richards, a speedy halfback from the Oakleigh Chargers.

With Collingwood greats Ron and Lou Richards in his family tree, Richards' footy pedigree is hard to ignore, but his use of the football and his ability to break lines could see him make a name for himself in the not too distant...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 16 | Half-back runner Richards to Kennel

Pick 16 | Half-back runner Richards to Kennel

Pick 16 | Ed Richards Watch highlights of classy half-back Ed Richards, drafted to the Bulldogs with pick 16 overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 2

Speedy halfback Ed Richards taken with Dogs' second pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

- INTERVIEW: Watch Ed Richards Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop.

Key Stats

Height: 185cm
Weight: 78kg
DOB: 3 July, 1999
Position: Half Back
Club: Oakleigh Chargers

With the sixteenth pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, the Western Bulldogs have selected Ed Richards, a speedy halfback from the Oakleigh Chargers.

With Collingwood greats Ron and Lou Richards in his family tree, Richards' footy pedigree is hard to ignore, but his use of the football and his ability to break lines could see him make a name for himself in the not too distant...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 16 | Half-back runner Richards to Kennel

Pick 16 | Half-back runner Richards to Kennel

Pick 16 | Ed Richards Watch highlights of classy half-back Ed Richards, drafted to the Bulldogs with pick 16 overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

AFL 2017 Media - AFL Draft Combine Day 2

Speedy halfback Ed Richards taken with Dogs' second pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

- INTERVIEW: Watch Ed Richards Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop.

Key Stats

Height: 185cm
Weight: 78kg
DOB: 3 July, 1999
Position: Half Back
Club: Oakleigh Chargers

With the sixteenth pick in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, the Western Bulldogs have selected Ed Richards, a speedy halfback from the Oakleigh Chargers.

With Collingwood greats Ron and Lou Richards in his family tree, Richards' footy pedigree is hard to ignore, but his use of the football and his ability to break lines could see him make a name for himself in the not too distant...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 16 | Half-back runner Richards to Kennel

Pick 74 | Gippy mid Porter heads westside

Pick 74 | Callum Porter Highlights Watch highlights of the Bulldogs' third and final selection in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, hard-edged Gippsland Power midfielder Callum Porter.

TAC Cup 2017 Round 03 - Bendigo v Gippsland

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Callum Porter of the Power marks the ball during the round three TAC Cup match between the Bendigo Pioneers and Gippsland Power at Queen Elizabeth Oval on April 8, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jack Thomas/AFL Media)

- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop. 

Key Stats

Height: 182cm
Weight: 76kg
DOB: 22 February, 1999
Club: Gippsland Power

The Western Bulldogs have selected Gippsland Power midfielder Callum Porter with its third selection (pick 74) in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

The 18-year-old is a versatile midfielder with an ability to also play as a half-back or forward, and is renowned for his leadership skills.

Porter...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 74 | Gippy mid Porter heads westside

Pick 74 | Gippy mid Porter heads westside

Pick 74 | Callum Porter Highlights Watch highlights of the Bulldogs' third and final selection in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, hard-edged Gippsland Power midfielder Callum Porter.

TAC Cup 2017 Round 03 - Bendigo v Gippsland

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Callum Porter of the Power marks the ball during the round three TAC Cup match between the Bendigo Pioneers and Gippsland Power at Queen Elizabeth Oval on April 8, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jack Thomas/AFL Media)

- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop. 

Key Stats

Height: 182cm
Weight: 76kg
DOB: 22 February, 1999
Club: Gippsland Power

The Western Bulldogs have selected Gippsland Power midfielder Callum Porter with its third selection (pick 74) in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

The 18-year-old is a versatile midfielder with an ability to also play as a half-back or forward, and is renowned for his leadership skills.

Porter...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 74 | Gippy mid Porter heads westside

Pick 74 | Gippy mid Porter heads westside

Pick 74 | Callum Porter Highlights Watch highlights of the Bulldogs' third and final selection in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, hard-edged Gippsland Power midfielder Callum Porter.

TAC Cup 2017 Round 03 - Bendigo v Gippsland

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Callum Porter of the Power marks the ball during the round three TAC Cup match between the Bendigo Pioneers and Gippsland Power at Queen Elizabeth Oval on April 8, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jack Thomas/AFL Media)

- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop. 

Key Stats

Height: 182cm
Weight: 76kg
DOB: 22 February, 1999
Club: Gippsland Power

The Western Bulldogs have selected Gippsland Power midfielder Callum Porter with its third selection (pick 74) in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

The 18-year-old is a versatile midfielder with an ability to also play as a half-back or forward, and is renowned for his leadership skills.

Porter...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 74 | Gippy mid Porter heads westside

Pick 74 | Gippy mid Porter heads westside

Pick 74 | Callum Porter Highlights Watch highlights of the Bulldogs' third and final selection in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, hard-edged Gippsland Power midfielder Callum Porter.

TAC Cup 2017 Round 03 - Bendigo v Gippsland

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Callum Porter of the Power marks the ball during the round three TAC Cup match between the Bendigo Pioneers and Gippsland Power at Queen Elizabeth Oval on April 8, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jack Thomas/AFL Media)

- DRAFT WRAP: Watch Recruiting Manager Simon Dalrymple discuss the Club's latest draft crop. 

Key Stats

Height: 182cm
Weight: 76kg
DOB: 22 February, 1999
Club: Gippsland Power

The Western Bulldogs have selected Gippsland Power midfielder Callum Porter with its third selection (pick 74) in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

The 18-year-old is a versatile midfielder with an ability to also play as a half-back or forward, and is renowned for his leadership skills.

Porter...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Pick 74 | Gippy mid Porter heads westside

Naughton leads Dogs’ Class of ‘17

Dalrymple: "We have a really good mix of players" BulldogsTV spoke to Simon Dalrymple after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Luke Beveridge, Senior Coach of the Bulldogs poses for a photo with Aaron Naughton during the 2017 NAB AFL Draft at Sydney Showground on 24 November, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/AFL Media) (Editors note: This image is free for editorial use only)

- INTERVIEW: Watch Aaron Naughton Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- INTERVIEW: Watch Ed Richards Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.

Aaron Naughton, Ed Richards and Callum Porter are the latest additions to the Kennel after they were taken with picks 9, 16 and 74 respectively in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night.

Key defender Naughton was the first name called at pick nine, the Victoria...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Naughton leads Dogs’ Class of ‘17

Naughton leads Dogs’ Class of ‘17

Dalrymple: "We have a really good mix of players" BulldogsTV spoke to Simon Dalrymple after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Luke Beveridge, Senior Coach of the Bulldogs poses for a photo with Aaron Naughton during the 2017 NAB AFL Draft at Sydney Showground on 24 November, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/AFL Media) (Editors note: This image is free for editorial use only)

- INTERVIEW: Watch Aaron Naughton Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- INTERVIEW: Watch Ed Richards Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.

Aaron Naughton, Ed Richards and Callum Porter are the latest additions to the Kennel after they were taken with picks 9, 16 and 74 respectively in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night.

Key defender Naughton was the first name called at pick nine, the Victoria...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Naughton leads Dogs’ Class of ‘17

Naughton leads Dogs’ Class of ‘17

Dalrymple: "We have a really good mix of players" BulldogsTV spoke to Simon Dalrymple after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Luke Beveridge, Senior Coach of the Bulldogs poses for a photo with Aaron Naughton during the 2017 NAB AFL Draft at Sydney Showground on 24 November, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/AFL Media) (Editors note: This image is free for editorial use only)

- INTERVIEW: Watch Aaron Naughton Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- INTERVIEW: Watch Ed Richards Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.

Aaron Naughton, Ed Richards and Callum Porter are the latest additions to the Kennel after they were taken with picks 9, 16 and 74 respectively in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night.

Key defender Naughton was the first name called at pick nine, the Victoria...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Naughton leads Dogs’ Class of ‘17

Naughton leads Dogs’ Class of ‘17

Dalrymple: "We have a really good mix of players" BulldogsTV spoke to Simon Dalrymple after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

AFL 2017 Media - NAB AFL Draft

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Luke Beveridge, Senior Coach of the Bulldogs poses for a photo with Aaron Naughton during the 2017 NAB AFL Draft at Sydney Showground on 24 November, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/AFL Media) (Editors note: This image is free for editorial use only)

- INTERVIEW: Watch Aaron Naughton Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.
- INTERVIEW: Watch Ed Richards Speak To BulldogsTV just moments after having his name called out.

Aaron Naughton, Ed Richards and Callum Porter are the latest additions to the Kennel after they were taken with picks 9, 16 and 74 respectively in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft in Sydney on Friday night.

Key defender Naughton was the first name called at pick nine, the Victoria...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: Naughton leads Dogs’ Class of ‘17

What They Said: Draft Special

Dalrymple: "We have a really good mix of players" BulldogsTV spoke to Simon Dalrymple after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

After the completion of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, westernbulldogs.com.au looks at how some of the draft experts rated the Club’s two first round picks.

Western Australian key defender Aaron Naughton was taken at pick 9, while running defender Ed Richards joined the Bulldogs with pick 16.

Later in the draft, the Club selected midfielder Callum Porter with pick 74.

Aaron Naughton

Pick 9
Peel Thunder, WA

Cal Twomey (AFL Media)

Naughton has established himself as the best key defender in the draft after an impressive second half of the season playing at senior level in the WAFL. Athletically Naughton is very strong – he was a great performer at the Draft Combine, finishing in the top 10 for agility and the Yo-Yo endurance test – and that comes through in his game. Opponents...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: What They Said: Draft Special

What They Said: Draft Special

Dalrymple: "We have a really good mix of players" BulldogsTV spoke to Simon Dalrymple after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

After the completion of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, westernbulldogs.com.au looks at how some of the draft experts rated the Club’s two first round picks.

Western Australian key defender Aaron Naughton was taken at pick 9, while running defender Ed Richards joined the Bulldogs with pick 16.

Later in the draft, the Club selected midfielder Callum Porter with pick 74.

Aaron Naughton

Pick 9
Peel Thunder, WA

Cal Twomey (AFL Media)

Naughton has established himself as the best key defender in the draft after an impressive second half of the season playing at senior level in the WAFL. Athletically Naughton is very strong – he was a great performer at the Draft Combine, finishing in the top 10 for agility and the Yo-Yo endurance test – and that comes through in his game. Opponents...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: What They Said: Draft Special

What They Said: Draft Special

Dalrymple: "We have a really good mix of players" BulldogsTV spoke to Simon Dalrymple after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

After the completion of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, westernbulldogs.com.au looks at how some of the draft experts rated the Club’s two first round picks.

Western Australian key defender Aaron Naughton was taken at pick 9, while running defender Ed Richards joined the Bulldogs with pick 16.

Later in the draft, the Club selected midfielder Callum Porter with pick 74.

Aaron Naughton

Pick 9
Peel Thunder, WA

Cal Twomey (AFL Media)

Naughton has established himself as the best key defender in the draft after an impressive second half of the season playing at senior level in the WAFL. Athletically Naughton is very strong – he was a great performer at the Draft Combine, finishing in the top 10 for agility and the Yo-Yo endurance test – and that comes through in his game. Opponents...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: What They Said: Draft Special

What They Said: Draft Special

Dalrymple: "We have a really good mix of players" BulldogsTV spoke to Simon Dalrymple after the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

After the completion of the 2017 NAB AFL Draft, westernbulldogs.com.au looks at how some of the draft experts rated the Club’s two first round picks.

Western Australian key defender Aaron Naughton was taken at pick 9, while running defender Ed Richards joined the Bulldogs with pick 16.

Later in the draft, the Club selected midfielder Callum Porter with pick 74.

Aaron Naughton

Pick 9
Peel Thunder, WA

Cal Twomey (AFL Media)

Naughton has established himself as the best key defender in the draft after an impressive second half of the season playing at senior level in the WAFL. Athletically Naughton is very strong – he was a great performer at the Draft Combine, finishing in the top 10 for agility and the Yo-Yo endurance test – and that comes through in his game. Opponents...


Read full article on AFL WesternBulldogs AFLComAu


Read more: What They Said: Draft Special


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