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Recruited from the Gippsland Power, Josh Dunkley is a strong and courageous tall midfielder who continues to establish himself as a prime-move in the Bulldogs' on-ball brigade.
Dunkley is a contested weapon, with bucket loads of courage and excellent leadership potential. He's a clutch player who relishes big moments in games. ???
In an outstanding debut season in 2016, Dunkley played 17 games, received a NAB AFL Rising Star nomination in Round 20 and was the youngest member of the Western Bulldogs' 2016 AFL Premiership side.
One of the competition’s rising stars, Dunkley enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2019, transitioning into a full-time midfield role, playing every game and averaging more than 28 disposals and six tackles per match.
He polled 15 Brownlow votes – including three best on ground performances – and was runner-up in the Charles Sutton Medal, named in the All Australian squad of 40 and was vice-captain of the AFLPA 22Under22 team.
Dunkley also signed a three-year contract extension mid-way through the season, alongside Caleb Daniel, committing until the end of 2022.
Club Awards: Doug Hawkins Medal (Second Place - Western Bulldogs Best & Fairest) - 2019, John van Groningen Domestique Award - 2019 Tony Liberatore Most Improved Player Award - 2018, 2019
DOB09 January 1997
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