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Monfries signs with Footscray Bulldogs  

January 11, 2018 5:09 PM

Angus Monfries (above) will bring 211 games of AFL experience to the Footscray Bulldogs in 2018. - Angus Monfries,Western Bulldogs

Angus Monfries (above) will bring 211 games of AFL experience to the Footscray Bulldogs in 2018.

Angus brings a wealth of AFL experience, and we look forward to witnessing what he can offer to our younger players in terms of leadership and guidance, both on and off the field.

Footscray has added further talent to its VFL list, with the signing of former Port Adelaide forward Angus Monfries. 

Throughout his 13-year AFL career, Monfries kicked 248 goals over 211 games with both Essendon and Port Adelaide.

Departing Essendon at the end of 2012, Monfries continued his stellar career at the Power for five years, before he announced his AFL retirement at the end of the 2017 season.

Monfries spoke to westernbulldogs.com.au about his decision to continue his football at Victoria University Whitten Oval.

“Coming over from Adelaide and playing at Port last year, I was keen to stay involved in the AFL industry,” he said.

“To be involved at an AFL Club at VFL level is something that really appealed to me.

“With the age of the list, I’ll try to help them as much as I can with the experience that I've gained through a 13-year AFL career.

“I’ll keep training standards high and really try to strive, as the boys did last year playing finals.  I think that’s what we all play for.”

Footscray coach Steve Grace said Monfries’ experience and leadership will complement the Bulldogs’ young side.

“Angus brings a wealth of AFL experience, and we look forward to witnessing what he can offer to our younger players in terms of leadership and guidance, both on and off the field,” he said.

“He will form a positive on-field relationship with AFL and VFL listed players alike and have a strong influence on the competition alongside our other forwards during the 2018 VFL season.”

Monfries was selected by Essendon with pick 14 at the 2004 NAB AFL Draft, and was the Bombers’ leading goalkicker in 2010.