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Bailey Dale is medium forward with clean, quick hands and agility, who arrived at the Kennel via a third round selection (pick 45 overall) in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.
After making his senior debut Round 7, 2015 against Fremantle, Dale played a further nine games in his first year. Unable to consolidate a permanent senior spot, Dale played made 30 senior appearances in the following three seasons, and was also a member of the Footscray Bulldogs' 2016 VFL Premiership team.
2019, however, was a breakout year for Dale, becoming one of the big success stories of the season.
The 23-year-old found his spot as a forward in the last seven weeks of the year, kicking 20 goals in his second stint at AFL level for 2019.
Dale’s ability to impact in the air and at ground level – and hit the scoreboard – was important as the Bulldogs charged towards finals football.
He also signed a three-year contract to extend his stay at the Kennel until 2022, and played his 50th AFL game in the elimination final.
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