Western Bulldogs fans will get their first glimpse of recruits Nick Coffield, James Harmes and Lachlan Bramble in the red, white and blue during official match simulation tomorrow against the Hawks at Whitten Oval, from 11am.

The trio will line up alongside first-round draftee Ryley Sanders in the first game of the day, streamed live on Kayo.

The Bulldogs will take 24 players into the first fixture, with a number of the teams more experienced players to suit up in the second game beginning at 1.50pm.

Skipper Marcus Bontempelli, Tim English, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan and others will feature at Whitten Oval also against the Hawks in four quarters of match simulation.

The first game will feature four quarters of 30 minutes.

Fans and members can attend the simulation for free, with gates open from 11am.

Food trucks and a fan zone will be setup (from 3pm), with the official season launch taking place at 4pm, post-game.

Season Launch details

  • 4pm: Fan zone opens
  • 4:15pm – 5pm: player snap & sign session
  • 5pm: Formalities, jumper presentations & team photo
  • 6pm:  Approximate finish

Game 1

Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn
Friday, February 23, 11:00am
Whitten Oval, 
West Footscray • Wurundjeri/Boon Wurrung
Broadcast: Kayo/Fox Footy


7. Rory Lobb
9. Ryley Sanders
10. Sam Darcy
12. Harvey Gallagher
13. Oskar Baker
14. Rhylee West
17. Nick Coffield
18. James O’Donnell
19. Liam Jones
21. Tom Liberatore
22. James Harmes
23. Laitham Vandermeer
24. Buku Khamis
25. Caleb Poulter
28. Anthony Scott
29. Lachie Bramble
30. Lachie McNeil
32. Arty Jones
33. Aaron Naughton
34. Bailey Williams
35. Caleb Daniel
36. Luke Cleary
39. Jason Johannisen
43. Ryan Gardner

Game 2

Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn
Friday, February 23, 1:50pm
Whitten Oval, West Footscray • Wurundjeri/Boon Wurrung


1. Adam Treloar
2. Jamarra Ugle-Hagan
3. Cody Weightman
4. Marcus Bontempelli
5. Jedd Busslinger
8. Charlie Clarke
15. Taylor Duryea
20. Ed Richards
26. Dom Bedendo
27. Joel Freijah
28. Anthony Scott
31. Bailey Dale
40. Lachlan Smith
42. Alex Keath
43. Ryan Gardner
44. Tim English
+ VFL Players