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Josh Schache joined the Western Bulldogs as part of a deadline deal in the 2017 NAB AFL Trade Period, after the Club sent picks 25 and 40 to the Brisbane Lions in exchange for the 20-year old key forward.
A highly-touted junior, Schache joined the Bulldogs after 27 games and two seasons at the Lions after he was taken with the second overall pick at the 2015 NAB AFL Draft.
The former Murray Bushranger won the Larke Medal as the best player in Division 1 of the 2015 NAB AFL Under-18 championships, on the back of kicking 24 goals across the tournament.
After settling back in Victoria, Schache has worked to establish himself as a strong forward option for the emerging Bulldogs attack. Schache played 10 of the last 11 games of the 2019 AFL Premiership Season, including making his AFL Finals debut.
Schache has inked a contract extension in November, 2019 to ensure he remains at VU Whitten Oval until at least the end of 2022.