The Western Bulldogs are mourning the death of former player David Darcy. 

David, the father of former Dogs’ captain and current Director, Luke, died on Saturday, aged 76.

David Darcy played 133 games and kicked 47 goals for Footscray in two stints, from 1963-66, and from 1968-71. 

He represented Victoria four times, and also spent four seasons with South Adelaide in the SANFL, including two years as captain-coach.

David’s career at the Bulldogs allowed the Club to use the father-son rule to recruit his son Luke in the 1992 AFL Draft.  Luke went on to enjoy a brilliant 14-year career in the red, white and blue.

The Club would like to express its sincere condolences to the Darcy family during this difficult time.