This weekend, the Western Bulldogs will do something no other AFL club has done in more than a dozen years.

Field five father-son draftees in the same team.

With Lachie Hunter’s return to the side confirmed for Sunday night’s clash with Carlton, the Bulldogs will field all five father-sons on their list for the first time.

Alongside Hunter (son of Mark), are Tom Liberatore (son of Tony), Mitch Wallis (son of Stephen), Zaine Cordy (son of Brian) and Rhylee West (son of Scott).

Wallis and Liberatore were both part of the 2010 draft, with Hunter joining them as part of the class of 2012.

Cordy followed in the footsteps of his older brother Ayce in the 2014 draft, before West became a Bulldog in 2018.

It will be the first time a club field five father-sons in one team since Geelong in 2007.

Coincidentally, three members of the Bulldogs’ football staff – Steven King, Joel Corey and Brent Prismall – featured for the Cats that season.

Western Bulldogs father-son drafting

Mitch Wallis                               
2010 NAB AFL Draft, pick 22
138 AFL matches

Tom Liberatore
2010 NAB AFL Draft, pick 40
135 AFL matches

Lachie Hunter
2012 NAB AFL Draft, pick 49
129 AFL matches

Zaine Cordy
2014 NAB AFL Draft, pick 62
75 AFL matches

Rhylee West
2018 NAB AFL Draft, pick 26
5 AFL matches