Footscray Bulldogs will play three practice matches in the lead-up to the 2020 Hard Yakka/Totally Workwear VFL season.

The Bulldogs won’t have to travel far, with all three games scheduled to take place at VU Whitten Oval.

Their first competitive hit-out will come against last year’s grand finalists, Williamstown, on Saturday 7 March at 1pm.

The Bulldogs will then meet Collingwood a fortnight later on Friday 20 March at 4:30pm, and finally Carlton on Saturday 28 March at midday.

All three practice matches will be open to the public and free to attend.

Footscray will kick-off its 2020 campaign against North Melbourne with a trip to Arden Street Oval on Saturday 4 April.