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Dickson moved off LTI list

Forward Tory Dickson has been removed from the Club's long-term injury list, ahead of Sunday's VFL and AFL fixtures against Essendon.

5:20pm  Jul 17, 2014

Bulldogs resolve shines bright in Williams

Rehabilitating injuries at a football club can be an isolating experience but in Tom Williams’ time at the Western Bulldogs he never felt alone

4:57pm  Jul 9, 2014

Williams announces retirement

Defender Tom Williams has announced his retirement from professional football.

7:00am  Jul 9, 2014

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Tom Williams - Through the years

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Bob and Tom reflect on career

3:08pm  Jul 9, 2014

R12 - Dogs go coast to coast

10:47pm  Jun 7, 2014

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Tom
Williams

Height
198 cm
DOB
17-07-1986
Weight
97 kg
Debut
2007
Games
85
Goals
14
TomWilliams

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Morningside QLD
Clubs: Western Bulldogs
Debut: Rd 4 2007 (Richmond)
 
Recruited from: Morningside QLD
Brownlow Votes: -

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Holding down a key defensive post for the majority of his 85 game career, Tom Williams showed under Coach Brendan McCartney that his athleticism can also be utilised in a forward role to great effect. While injuries have played a part in restricting his game time over the years, the Queensland recruit has proven to be a resilient character, never failing to put in the time, effort and patience required to rehabilitate a range of differing setbacks. In July 2014, Williams announced his retirement effective immediately, drawing to a close a 10-year AFL career. Williams was drafted with the Bulldogs first round selection (number six overall) in the 2004 AFL Draft.

Season By Season

Season in short:

The talented Williams endured a tough season in 2013. After missing the first eight rounds through injury, he proved his readiness for return by the Round 9 clash with St Kilda and played out the match. Tragically, the following week against Port Adelaide in Darwin, Williams suffered a dislocated shoulder requiring season-ending reconstructive surgery. The versatile big man spent the remainder of the year in rehabilitation in the hope of a successful 2014 return. Just before injury struck in the Darwin match, Williams kicked the eighth goal of his 78-game career.

Stat that mattered:

Williams’ game time was limited through injuries this season but his mere presence in two games greatly enhanced the Bulldogs' forward line setup. He kicked one goal, two behinds and had two score assists between the two wins from 56.6% game time.

What they said:

"While it's a disappointing outcome for Tom, we know he will treat his recovery with the professionalism and dedication we have seen from him since he arrived at the club. Tom is a highly valued Western Bulldogs person and we look forward to seeing him ready for the commencement of pre-season training."

- Chief Executive Simon Garlick

Dislocating his shoulder early in the second round of NAB Cup resulted in Williams being forced to watch the majority of the season from the sidelines in 2012. Playing for his first game of season proper in round 16, the 26-year-old defender adopted a new role bolstering the tall timber in the forward line. With a return of three goals and two goal assists from three games, Williams showed he can be an imposing marking target. He played three consecutive games before again being ruled out through injury.

Season By Season

The highly regarded defender took another step forward in 2011, cementing his position as a key player against the opposition’s best forwards. Shows great athleticism for a player his size and had a career-high seven handballs against St Kilda in round 12.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 7
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 3.7
    • Disposals 10.6
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.6
    • Tackles 1.0
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 48.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 11 GWS Giants Rd 4
Handballs 8 GWS Giants Rd 4
Disposals 19 GWS Giants Rd 4
Marks 8 GWS Giants Rd 4
Hit-outs 2 Brisbane Lions Rd 12
Tackles 3 Richmond Rd 3
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 70 GWS Giants Rd 4

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles L 134 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 North Melbourne L 54 - 83 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Richmond W 100 - 98 8 5 13 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 55
4 GWS Giants W 83 - 110 11 8 19 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 70
5 Carlton L 91 - 119 3 3 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 22
6 Adelaide Crows L 83 - 92 - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Essendon L 73 - 65 7 2 9 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 42
8 Melbourne W 83 - 99 4 2 6 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 39
10 Gold Coast Suns L 119 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle L 51 - 89 7 2 9 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 49
12 Brisbane Lions L 87 - 95 8 4 12 5 2 0 2 1 2 0 59
13 Collingwood W 98 - 106 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Port Adelaide L 128 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Melbourne W 91 - 85 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Geelong Cats L 69 - 56 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Gold Coast Suns W 94 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Essendon L 94 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Hawthorn L 107 - 45 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 St Kilda W 99 - 122 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 North Melbourne L 111 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans L 67 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 GWS Giants L 109 - 115 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 15 48 26 74 28 4 5 6 7 6 1 336

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 85
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 4.6
    • Disposals 10.9
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.3
    • Tackles 1.3
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 45.8

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 Brisbane Lions Rd 11, 2007
Handballs 11 Hawthorn Rd 10, 2008
Disposals 19 GWS Giants Rd 4, 2014
Marks 13 Brisbane Lions Rd 11, 2007
Hit-outs 6 Melbourne Rd 7, 2010
Tackles 5 Brisbane Lions Rd 12, 2008
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 8, 2014
AFL Fantasy 103 Brisbane Lions Rd 11, 2007

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Western Bulldogs 48 26 74 28 4 5 6 7 6 1 336
2013 Western Bulldogs 8 8 16 5 3 1 1 2 1 2 72
2012 Western Bulldogs 25 14 39 18 1 2 1 3 3 3 190
2011 Western Bulldogs 123 66 189 59 8 15 16 25 2 2 767
2010 Western Bulldogs 142 117 259 103 12 9 15 31 1 2 1077
2009 Western Bulldogs 84 65 149 52 0 7 9 13 0 0 570
2008 Western Bulldogs 31 30 61 27 1 3 3 12 1 1 284
2007 Western Bulldogs 73 67 140 64 0 6 10 21 0 1 606

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Western Bulldogs: 76 games, 7 goals

Awards

AFL Awards

NAB AFL Rising Star Nominee
2007