Western Bulldogs Football Club

Western Bulldogs Football Club

Since joing the league in 1925, the doggies based at the Whitten Oval have won only one premiership in 1954 but enjoys a strong following from its passionate supporter base.

The Western Oval is located in West Footscray and was renamed Whitten Oval in honour of Footscray legend Ted Whitten.

In 1877 the Footscray Football Club began a link with the VFA with its junior side playing 15 games in the Association’s junior division.

1879 – After moving from ground to ground, local council grants permission to use the Western Reserve (now Whitten Oval) as their home ground.

In 1883 the club drops the name Prince Imperials and once again becomes the Footscray Football Club. After the name change, the Club attracts a lot of interest from local talent. Players wore blue and white hooped guernseys, socks and red caps.

1898 – Footscray win their first VFA Premiership.

1924 – After finishing on top of the ladder for the fifth straight year, Footscray put in a dominant performance in the Grand Final against Williamstown, bringing the Club nine Premierships in 39 seasons of VFA football.

1924 – After winning the 1924 Premiership, Footscray square off against VFL Premiers Essendon for charity in what was dubbed the 'Championship of Victoria'. In front of 46,100 people Footscray won by 28 points, further pressing their claims to join the VFL.

1925 – Clearly being the most dominant team in the VFA, Footscray joined the 'big guns' in the VFL along with Hawthorn and North Melbourne.

1954 – Footscray win their one and only VFL Premiership defeating Melbourne in the Grand Final by 51 points – 15.12.102 to 7.9.51.

Full forward Jack Collins was the star for the Bulldogs with seven goals, while rover John Kerr was regarded by many pundits as the best man on the ground. The captain-coach of the Footscray Premiership team was Charlie Sutton.

1997 – Before the start of the 1997 season, the Club changes its name from the Footscray Football Club to the Western Bulldogs Football Club.

2010 - Dogs win the 2010 NAB Cup with a 40-point win over St Kilda.

Western Bulldogs WIN 2016 AFL Flag

2016 AFL Grand Final

Sydney Swans -V- Western Bulldogs

The 2016 AFL Grand Final will be played on Saturday 1st October 2016.
Match Details

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