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VFL Playing List

No Player Ht Wt DOB Recruited From 
51 Lauchlan Dalgleish 185 82 22.06.93 Essendon (AFL)
52 Joshua Patullo 200 94 11.09.97 Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
53 Billy Gowers 188 83  10.06.96 Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)
54 Nick Jamieson 182 80 03.05.92 Old Scotch (VAFA)
55 Alex Greenwood 178 78 24.10.93 Western Bulldogs (AFL)
56 Will Hayes 181 80 05.06.95 Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
57 Jordan Staley 196 96 14.07.93 St Kilda (AFL)
58  Matthew Goodyear 185 80 20.07.96 Collingwood (AFL)
59 Shaun Wyatt 183  82   01.11.93  Williamstown (VFL)
60  Andrew Tashevski - Beckwith 185 87 18.05.97   Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
61 Liam Nash 187 80  02.12.95   Airport West (EDFL)
62 Brad Olsson 191 85 26.11.96 Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
63 Nicholas Ryan 182 77 03.06.97  Spotswood
64 Jayden Foster 195 91 01.06.95 St Bernards (VAFA)
65 Jordan Russell 188 87 06.11.86 Collingwood/Carlton (AFL)
66 Anthony Bruhn 186 80 09.03.90 Frankston YCW
67 Joshua Wallis 186 84 01.11.96 St Kevin's (VAFA)/Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)
68 Anthony Barry 186 81 23.09.86 Frankston YCW (MPNFL)
69  Benjamin Dance 180 80 30.04.98  St Bedes Mentone (VAFA)
70  Andrew Panayi 168  70  10.08.91  Werribee Districts
71 Elijah Wales 176 74  22.01.96  Werribee
72 Gabriel Hamilton 180 87 02.11.93 Old Trinity (VAFA)

51. Lauchlan Dalgleish


Height: 188cm
Previous Clubs: Essendon (VFL)


Dashing defender/wingman with elite speed and an accurate left foot, Dalgleish will provide Footscray plenty of versatility in defence and pushing into the midfield. A premiership player in 2016, the 188cm utility will look to continue his development in year two at the Kennel.

53. Billy Gowers

Height: 188cm
Weight: 83kg
D.O.B: 10/06/1996
Previous Club: Oakleigh Chargers (TAC Cup)

Previously a rookie-listed player at Carlton, Gowers is an aggressive half back with a strong, explosive running capacity. He also provides flexability, having spent times in the midfield while at the Blues.

55. Alex Greenwood

  Height: 178cm
  Previous Club:
  Bulldogs (AFL), Eastern Ranges
  (TAC Cup)   
  Player Sponsor: The Bulldogs
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Greenwood is a clearance specialist, with clean hands and a neat left foot. An AFL rookie listed player at the Kennel until 2014, Greenwood was a member of Footscray's 2014 and 2016 VFL premiership side. 

57. Jordan Staley

Height: 195cm
Weight: 94kg
D.O.B: 14/07/93
Previous Club: North Ballarat Roosters

A fellow member of the 2016 VFL premiership side, Staley can play key position - either in defence of up forward. A former St Kilda rookie-listed player, the 195cm swingman has also shown good athleticism.   

59. Shaun Wyatt

Height: 180cm
Weight: 82kg
D.O.B: 1/11/93
Previous Club: Maribyrnong Park

Shaun Wyatt will look to build on a terrific start to 2016 before a foot injury cruelled his season. Wyatt has a great sense for goal, but can also lock the ball inside forward 50 with his defensive pressure as a medium-sized forward.

61. Liam Nash

Height: 187cm
Previous Club:
Airport West (EDFL)


A breakout year for the young inside midfielder in 2016, Nash is good overhead and has good skills on both sides of his body. Noted for his impressive shutdown roles throughout last season's premiership campaign.

63. Nicholas Ryan

Height: 182cm
Weight: 77kg
D.O.B: 03/06/97
Previous Club: Spotswood

Playing some good football throughout the 2016 season, Ryan will be looking to build on his five games last season. A small defender with plenty of speed, power and verticial jump. 

65. Jordan Russell

Height: 188cm
Previous Club:
Collingwood (AFL), Carlton (AFL)


With 125 senior AFL games under his belt, Russell holds a dual role at Footscray as both Development Coach and captain. The 2014 and 2016 VFL premiership defender brings class and strong leadership to the young VFL list.

67. Joshua Wallis

Height: 185cm
Previous Club: St Kevin's (VAFA)/Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)


Josh Wallis showed plenty of improvement in 2016, playing 16 games in the red, white and blue. A strong bodied midfielder who can swing forward and provide a contest, Wallis is the brother of AFL-listed Bulldog Mitch, and son of former Club captain Steve.

69. Benjamin Dance

Height: 180cm
Weight: 80kg
D.O.B.: 30/04/98
Previous Club: St Bedes Mentone (VAFA)

Dance hails from Sandringham Dragons with an appetite to compete. A strong bodied defender, Dance will look to provide plenty of grunt inside defensive 50.

71. Elijah Wales

Height: 176cm
Weight: 74kg
D.O.B: 22/01/96
Previous Club: Werribee

Arriving from Myrtleford Saints, Wales has put his best foot forward with a strong 2017 pre-season. A skilful small forward with excellent agility and a nice vertical jump. 

52. Joshua Patullo

Height: 200cm
Previous Clubs: Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)


Patullo arrives at Footscray as a developing ruckman, playing his under 18s for Gippsland Power. Selected in the 2016 TAC Team of the Year, Patullo has shown plenty of promise - notably his excellent hands around the ground.

54. Nick Jamieson

  Height: 182cm
  Previous Clubs: Old Scotch


Neat by hand and foot, the VFL-listed Jamieson is an accomplished ball-winner, while also showing an eye for goal - leading Footscray's goal kicking in 2016. Entering his this season at the level, Jamieson will again be looked upon to play a hard running, link-up role.

56. Will Hayes

Height: 180cm
Previous Clubs: 
Euroa (GVFL), Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
Player Sponsor: The Wong Family

After playing in Footscray's VFL premierships in 2014 and 2016, Hayes has become a valuable member of the Bulldogs' side as a forward/midfielder. Clean by hand and foot with a great game sense, Hayes has good endurance and an appetite to compete.

58. Matthew Goodyear

Height: 185cm
Weight: 80kg
D.O.B: 20/07/96
Previous Club: Collingwood (AFL)

Arriving at Footscray from Collingwood, Goodyear brings AFL experience, playing three seniors games in 2016. A hard-nosed inside midfielder, Goodyear has an excellent workrate and can play a number of roles.

60. Andrew Tashevski-Beckwith

Height: 185cm
Weight: 87kg
D.O.B: 18/05/97
Previous Club: Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)

Tashevski-Beckwith comes into his second season as a VFL premiership player after an impressive start to his time at the Bulldogs. Provides plenty of versatility, but has settled as a running defender with excellent endurance and competitiveness.   

62. Bradley Olsson

Height: 191cm
Weight: 95kg
D.O.B: 26/11/96
Previous Club: Airport West

A left footer and mid-sized running defender from Gippsland Power, Olsson showed plenty of promise in his first year at the club. A courageous player, the 191cm defender is noted for his aerial contests.

64. Jayden Foster

Height: 195cm
Weight: 91kg
D.O.B.: 01/06/95
Previous Club: St Bernards (VAFA)

Foster returns to Footscray after a two-year stint at Carlton. A versatile swingman who can play as a tall forward/back and also pinch hit in the ruck. Foster is also an excellent user of the footy, which will be valued at either end. 

66. Anthony Bruhn

Height: 186cm
Weight: 80kg
D.O.B.: 09/03/80
Previous Club: Frankston YCW

Recruited from Frankston YCW after a successful period down on the Mornington Peninsula, Bruhn will provide a goal scoring outlet inside 50. Good overhead, the 186cm mid-sized forward is a renown goal kicker.  

68. Anthony Barry

Height: 186cm
Weight: 82kg
D.O.B.: 23/09/86
Previous Club: Frankston YCW (MPFL)



“Bundy” Barry is a hard nosed and courageous backman in the third year at the Club, after being recruited from Frankston YCW. A real team player, Barry brings hardness around the ball and another experienced head to the VFL list.

70. Andrew Panayi

Height: 168cm
Weight: 70kg
D.O.B: 10/08/91
Previous Club: Werribee Districts

Wasting no time upon arrival from Werribee Districts, Payani has made an impression early with a strong first pre-season at Footscray. A small crumbing forward, Payani has an excellent work rate and a strong sense for goal inside 50. 

72. Gabriel Hamilton

Height: 180cm
Weight: 87kg
D.O.B: 2/11/93
Previous Club: Old Trinity (VAFA)

After 11 games last season, Hamilton is another who will be looking to take a further leap in 2017. A strong inside midfielder with good intensity in the contest, Hamilton provides plenty of grunt in the engine room.