The Footscray Bulldogs have confirmed their VFL list for the 2019 Hard Yakka/Totally Workwear VFL season.
Adding JD Hayes, Jonah Siverson, Oliver Jackson, Austin Hodge and Aaron Trusler over the latter half of the pre-season, the ‘Scray will to head into the final practice match with all list positions filled.
Former Footscray defender JD Hayes returns to VU Whitten Oval after two years as captain-coach with Euroa. Twin brother of Western Bulldogs recruit Will Hayes, the left footed midfielder holds impressive defensive skills and great endurance.
After a dominant performance in the Dogs’ final VFL game of 2018, Austin Hodge has also been added to the list. Recruited from Gippsland Power’s TAC Cup side, Hodge is a versatile medium-sized defender, who can also play through the midfield.
Developing defender Jonah Siverson has made an impact across the summer, showing encouraging signs during the Club’s practice matches. A hard-working and determined defender, Siverson has shown consistent improvement across all aspects of his game throughout the pre-season.
The new-look Footscray side will run out against Williamstown, this Saturday at 1pm at VU Whitten Oval, in their final pre-season match.
Footscray will open their season against Sandringham at VU Whitten Oval on Friday April 5th at 7pm.
2019 VFL list:
Josh Prudden (captain)