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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

AFLW numbers revealed

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Latest AFLW recruits have been given their guernsey numbers for 2018.

The latest group of AFLW players to wear the red, white and blue have been given the guernsey numbers they’ll wear during the 2018, with number one overall pick Isabel Huntington wearing the No. 9 in her first season of football.

The Bulldogs took two first round selections into the 2017 NAB  AFLW Draft, also taking 18-year-old Melbourne Boomers star Monique Conti with pick four, who’ll wear the No. 8 guernsey.

Fellow draftees Jenna Bruton (11), Daria Banister (20), Emma Mackie (25) have also been handed their numbers, as have Rookie Draft selections Naomi Ferres (16), Kim Rennie (24) and Bonnie Toogood (28).

Elevated Rookie Aisling Utri will wear the number 23.

Former Demons Jess Anderson and Deanna Berry were secured as free agents back in May and will wear numbers 26 and 7 respectively, while West Australian...


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Former cycling champ's journey to Kennel

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Bulldog Emma Mackie has come a long way since representing Australia in cycling. Picture: Western Bulldogs

EMMA Mackie represented Australia at the 2009 cycling world championships. Eight years later, she was drafted by the Western Bulldogs as a 33-year-old.

It's an exceptional story. The tough midfielder (no relation to Geelong triple premiership defender Andrew Mackie) grew up in a country New South Wales town close to the Victorian border and played alongside boys up until she was 14 with the Jindera Bulldogs, going against older males in the under-17s. 

"I don't know how I got away with doing it," Mackie told AFL.com.au.

Probably because she was so good – Mackie has a best and fairest from her junior career playing alongside the boys.

Sports-mad as a girl, that love affair continued into adulthood, even after she retired from cycling in 2012 and moved to Melbourne for work....


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It’s going to be an exciting year: Callinan

Callinan: "They've worked hard in the pre-season" BulldogsTV spoke to Nicole Callinan on the AFLW team's return, the new girls in the squad, and how she spent her off-season break.

Western Bulldogs defender Nicole Callinan has returned to pre-season ready to take on next year in the red, white and blue.

With ten new players arriving at the kennel this year, Callinan told westernbulldogs.com.au what fans can expect from the fresh side in 2018.

“The new girls have fit in really well - it’s going to be an exciting year,” said Callinan.

“We’ve all worked really hard during this pre-season and the VFL season too. Across the board I think we’re all gearing up and working hard.”

No stranger to leading a group, the Darebin Falcons captain has taken the opportunity to act as a mentor for some of this year’s new recruits.

“I think it’s in me naturally to get around the girls and make them...


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Dogglebox: TV ratings roll in

AFL 2017 Round 22 - Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide

The Bulldogs featured in three of the ten most watched AFL games of 2017.

The Western Bulldogs were again a fan favourite this, with the Club featuring in three of the ten most watched AFL games of the 2017 home and away season according to combined figures from Channel Seven and Fox Footy.

The Club’s Round Six clash with Greater Western Sydney in Canberra was the fourth most watched game of the season, attracting 1.246 million viewers, only five thousand out of third spot and 300,000 less than the traditional Anzac Day game in April. 

The Round Nine trip to Geelong was sixth on the list with 1.239 million, while the Round 23 farewell of legends Robert Murphy, Matthew Boyd and Hawthorn’s Luke Hodge was tenth.

Only the Sydney Swans featured in the list more often, with five appearances.

2017's Most Watched Home and Away Games  

1 – Round 5 – Essendon vs Collingwood – 1.587...


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Dogglebox: TV ratings roll in

AFL 2017 Round 22 - Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide

The Bulldogs featured in three of the ten most watched AFL games of 2017.

The Western Bulldogs were again a fan favourite this, with the Club featuring in three of the ten most watched AFL games of the 2017 home and away season according to combined figures from Channel Seven and Fox Footy.

The Club’s Round Six clash with Greater Western Sydney in Canberra was the fourth most watched game of the season, attracting 1.246 million viewers, only five thousand out of third spot and 300,000 less than the traditional Anzac Day game in April. 

The Round Nine trip to Geelong was sixth on the list with 1.239 million, while the Round 23 farewell of legends Robert Murphy, Matthew Boyd and Hawthorn’s Luke Hodge was tenth.

Only the Sydney Swans featured in the list more often, with five appearances.

2017's Most Watched Home and Away Games  

1 – Round 5 – Essendon vs Collingwood – 1.587...


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Read more: Dogglebox: TV ratings roll in

Dogglebox: TV ratings roll in

AFL 2017 Round 22 - Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide

The Bulldogs featured in three of the ten most watched AFL games of 2017.

The Western Bulldogs were again a fan favourite this, with the Club featuring in three of the ten most watched AFL games of the 2017 home and away season according to combined figures from Channel Seven and Fox Footy.

The Club’s Round Six clash with Greater Western Sydney in Canberra was the fourth most watched game of the season, attracting 1.246 million viewers, only five thousand out of third spot and 300,000 less than the traditional Anzac Day game in April. 

The Round Nine trip to Geelong was sixth on the list with 1.239 million, while the Round 23 farewell of legends Robert Murphy, Matthew Boyd and Hawthorn’s Luke Hodge was tenth.

Only the Sydney Swans featured in the list more often, with five appearances.

2017's Most Watched Home and Away Games  

1 – Round 5 – Essendon vs Collingwood – 1.587...


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Read more: Dogglebox: TV ratings roll in

Dogglebox: TV ratings roll in

AFL 2017 Round 22 - Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide

The Bulldogs featured in three of the ten most watched AFL games of 2017.

The Western Bulldogs were again a fan favourite this, with the Club featuring in three of the ten most watched AFL games of the 2017 home and away season according to combined figures from Channel Seven and Fox Footy.

The Club’s Round Six clash with Greater Western Sydney in Canberra was the fourth most watched game of the season, attracting 1.246 million viewers, only five thousand out of third spot and 300,000 less than the traditional Anzac Day game in April. 

The Round Nine trip to Geelong was sixth on the list with 1.239 million, while the Round 23 farewell of legends Robert Murphy, Matthew Boyd and Hawthorn’s Luke Hodge was tenth.

Only the Sydney Swans featured in the list more often, with five appearances.

2017's Most Watched Home and Away Games  

1 – Round 5 – Essendon vs Collingwood – 1.587...


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Remembering Lynne Kosky

This week three years ago, the Western Bulldogs mourned the loss of its first female Director and former number one ticket holder, Lynne Kosky. 

Kosky, a lifelong supporter of the Bulldogs, made an outstanding contribution to the life and health of the Club and to the Western Region more broadly.

She played a critical role in the fightback of 1989, which saved the Club from merger with Fitzroy.

As a local member, Lynne held a number of ministerial portfolios in the Bracks and Brumby Governments.

Below is a transcript of the eulogy delivered by Bulldogs’ President Peter Gordon on Wednesday, December 12, 2014.

I first met Lynne Kosky in the early seventies when we were teenagers. 

We played for tennis Clubs with daggy names...mine I thought should have been called West Footscray, but went by the name ‘Diggers’.  Her Club was VRI which stood for Victorian Railways Institute; a name...


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Remembering Lynne Kosky

This week three years ago, the Western Bulldogs mourned the loss of its first female Director and former number one ticket holder, Lynne Kosky. 

Kosky, a lifelong supporter of the Bulldogs, made an outstanding contribution to the life and health of the Club and to the Western Region more broadly.

She played a critical role in the fightback of 1989, which saved the Club from merger with Fitzroy.

As a local member, Lynne held a number of ministerial portfolios in the Bracks and Brumby Governments.

Below is a transcript of the eulogy delivered by Bulldogs’ President Peter Gordon on Wednesday, December 12, 2014.

I first met Lynne Kosky in the early seventies when we were teenagers. 

We played for tennis Clubs with daggy names...mine I thought should have been called West Footscray, but went by the name ‘Diggers’.  Her Club was VRI which stood for Victorian Railways Institute; a name...


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Read more: Remembering Lynne Kosky

Remembering Lynne Kosky

This week three years ago, the Western Bulldogs mourned the loss of its first female Director and former number one ticket holder, Lynne Kosky. 

Kosky, a lifelong supporter of the Bulldogs, made an outstanding contribution to the life and health of the Club and to the Western Region more broadly.

She played a critical role in the fightback of 1989, which saved the Club from merger with Fitzroy.

As a local member, Lynne held a number of ministerial portfolios in the Bracks and Brumby Governments.

Below is a transcript of the eulogy delivered by Bulldogs’ President Peter Gordon on Wednesday, December 12, 2014.

I first met Lynne Kosky in the early seventies when we were teenagers. 

We played for tennis Clubs with daggy names...mine I thought should have been called West Footscray, but went by the name ‘Diggers’.  Her Club was VRI which stood for Victorian Railways Institute; a name...


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Read more: Remembering Lynne Kosky

Remembering Lynne Kosky

This week three years ago, the Western Bulldogs mourned the loss of its first female Director and former number one ticket holder, Lynne Kosky. 

Kosky, a lifelong supporter of the Bulldogs, made an outstanding contribution to the life and health of the Club and to the Western Region more broadly.

She played a critical role in the fightback of 1989, which saved the Club from merger with Fitzroy.

As a local member, Lynne held a number of ministerial portfolios in the Bracks and Brumby Governments.

Below is a transcript of the eulogy delivered by Bulldogs’ President Peter Gordon on Wednesday, December 12, 2014.

I first met Lynne Kosky in the early seventies when we were teenagers. 

We played for tennis Clubs with daggy names...mine I thought should have been called West Footscray, but went by the name ‘Diggers’.  Her Club was VRI which stood for Victorian Railways Institute; a name...


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Dogs eradicate debt with third straight profit

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is set to report a consolidated net profit of $1,643,050 for the financial year ended 31 October 2017, and that its net debt has been extinguished. 

The financial result will be the Club’s third consecutive year of profit in excess of $1 million, underpinned by growth in membership and commercial revenue.

The strong performance has enabled the repayment of the Club’s bank borrowings and strengthened its balance sheet and financial health.

“The key financial objective for 2017 was to continue to reduce debt while supporting growth and investing in football to support our three teams. Each of those financial objectives was achieved,” said Bulldogs’ CEO Gary Kent. 

“We are unable to recall the last time the Club was in a position of having nil net debt.  It is at least forty years.  So that’s extremely satisfying.

“The investment for growth has enabled...


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Dogs eradicate debt with third straight profit

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is set to report a consolidated net profit of $1,643,050 for the financial year ended 31 October 2017, and that its net debt has been extinguished. 

The financial result will be the Club’s third consecutive year of profit in excess of $1 million, underpinned by growth in membership and commercial revenue.

The strong performance has enabled the repayment of the Club’s bank borrowings and strengthened its balance sheet and financial health.

“The key financial objective for 2017 was to continue to reduce debt while supporting growth and investing in football to support our three teams. Each of those financial objectives was achieved,” said Bulldogs’ CEO Gary Kent. 

“We are unable to recall the last time the Club was in a position of having nil net debt.  It is at least forty years.  So that’s extremely satisfying.

“The investment for growth has enabled...


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Read more: Dogs eradicate debt with third straight profit

Dogs eradicate debt with third straight profit

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is set to report a consolidated net profit of $1,643,050 for the financial year ended 31 October 2017, and that its net debt has been extinguished. 

The financial result will be the Club’s third consecutive year of profit in excess of $1 million, underpinned by growth in membership and commercial revenue.

The strong performance has enabled the repayment of the Club’s bank borrowings and strengthened its balance sheet and financial health.

“The key financial objective for 2017 was to continue to reduce debt while supporting growth and investing in football to support our three teams. Each of those financial objectives was achieved,” said Bulldogs’ CEO Gary Kent. 

“We are unable to recall the last time the Club was in a position of having nil net debt.  It is at least forty years.  So that’s extremely satisfying.

“The investment for growth has enabled...


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Read more: Dogs eradicate debt with third straight profit

Dogs eradicate debt with third straight profit

The Western Bulldogs Football Club is set to report a consolidated net profit of $1,643,050 for the financial year ended 31 October 2017, and that its net debt has been extinguished. 

The financial result will be the Club’s third consecutive year of profit in excess of $1 million, underpinned by growth in membership and commercial revenue.

The strong performance has enabled the repayment of the Club’s bank borrowings and strengthened its balance sheet and financial health.

“The key financial objective for 2017 was to continue to reduce debt while supporting growth and investing in football to support our three teams. Each of those financial objectives was achieved,” said Bulldogs’ CEO Gary Kent. 

“We are unable to recall the last time the Club was in a position of having nil net debt.  It is at least forty years.  So that’s extremely satisfying.

“The investment for growth has enabled...


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Rolling Coverage: 2018 Guernsey Numbers Revealed

Nine new guernsey numbers revealed Nine Western Bulldogs will have new guernsey numbers in 2018, including the seven new recruits from the trade and draft. Discover who will take which number, and which players will wear the famed numbers two and five.

The Western Bulldogs revealed their 2018 guernsey numbers on Wednesday, with youngsters Lewis Young and Josh Dunkley headlining the changes, taking on numbers’ two and five respectively. 

Young and Dunkley are two of seven players who will take over new numbers in 2018, including recruits Jackson Trengove (8), Hayden Crozier (9) and Josh Schache (13).

Draftee Aaron Naughton will take over Young’s former number 33, Ed Richards takes Dunkley’s 20, Callum Porter will wear 28 and Rookie Selection Bill Gowers will wear number 26.

At five key moments throughout Wednesday - 8:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm (AEDT) - the guernsey...


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Rolling Coverage: 2018 Guernsey Numbers Revealed

Nine new guernsey numbers revealed Nine Western Bulldogs will have new guernsey numbers in 2018, including the seven new recruits from the trade and draft. Discover who will take which number, and which players will wear the famed numbers two and five.

The Western Bulldogs revealed their 2018 guernsey numbers on Wednesday, with youngsters Lewis Young and Josh Dunkley headlining the changes, taking on numbers’ two and five respectively. 

Young and Dunkley are two of seven players who will take over new numbers in 2018, including recruits Jackson Trengove (8), Hayden Crozier (9) and Josh Schache (13).

Draftee Aaron Naughton will take over Young’s former number 33, Ed Richards takes Dunkley’s 20, Callum Porter will wear 28 and Rookie Selection Bill Gowers will wear number 26.

At five key moments throughout Wednesday - 8:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm (AEDT) - the guernsey...


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Read more: Rolling Coverage: 2018 Guernsey Numbers Revealed

Rolling Coverage: 2018 Guernsey Numbers Revealed

Nine new guernsey numbers revealed Nine Western Bulldogs will have new guernsey numbers in 2018, including the seven new recruits from the trade and draft. Discover who will take which number, and which players will wear the famed numbers two and five.

The Western Bulldogs revealed their 2018 guernsey numbers on Wednesday, with youngsters Lewis Young and Josh Dunkley headlining the changes, taking on numbers’ two and five respectively. 

Young and Dunkley are two of seven players who will take over new numbers in 2018, including recruits Jackson Trengove (8), Hayden Crozier (9) and Josh Schache (13).

Draftee Aaron Naughton will take over Young’s former number 33, Ed Richards takes Dunkley’s 20, Callum Porter will wear 28 and Rookie Selection Bill Gowers will wear number 26.

At five key moments throughout Wednesday - 8:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm (AEDT) - the guernsey...


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Read more: Rolling Coverage: 2018 Guernsey Numbers Revealed

Rolling Coverage: 2018 Guernsey Numbers Revealed

Nine new guernsey numbers revealed Nine Western Bulldogs will have new guernsey numbers in 2018, including the seven new recruits from the trade and draft. Discover who will take which number, and which players will wear the famed numbers two and five.

The Western Bulldogs revealed their 2018 guernsey numbers on Wednesday, with youngsters Lewis Young and Josh Dunkley headlining the changes, taking on numbers’ two and five respectively. 

Young and Dunkley are two of seven players who will take over new numbers in 2018, including recruits Jackson Trengove (8), Hayden Crozier (9) and Josh Schache (13).

Draftee Aaron Naughton will take over Young’s former number 33, Ed Richards takes Dunkley’s 20, Callum Porter will wear 28 and Rookie Selection Bill Gowers will wear number 26.

At five key moments throughout Wednesday - 8:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm (AEDT) - the guernsey...


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Porter ready to get to work

Porter Joins The Pack BulldogsTV spoke to Callum Porter after he was announced as pick 74 for the Western Bulldogs at the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

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Callum Porter (above) was drafted by the Western Bulldogs with pick 74 overall in the 2017 NAB AFL Draft.

He may have been selected with one of the last few picks in last month's NAB AFL Draft, but new Bulldog Callum Porter would have to be in the top few for highly-decorated junior careers.

The Gippsland Power product, who was selected with pick No.74 by the Dogs, has won a remarkable nine best and fairests since he first took to the field for the Officer Kangaroos in the under-9s.

The trophies taking over the 18-year-old's bedroom are testament to his ability on the footy field.

"All the trophies are sitting on my desk in my room, so they're really starting to pile up.

"But awards are not a key motivator for me, they're just bonuses,"...


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