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No Player Ht Wt DOB Recruited From 
50 Josh Prudden 182 83 06.09.94 Western Bulldogs/Seymore (GVFL)
51 Lauchlan Dalgleish 185 81 22.06.93 Essendon (AFL)/Essendon (VFL)
52 Joshua Patullo 199 97 11.09.97 Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)/Casey (VFL)
53 Lachlan Sullivan 180 86 25.09.97 St Kevin's Old Boys (VAFA)/Port Melbourne (VFL)
54 Reuben William 183 76 31.12.97 Brisbane (AFL)/Zillmere Eagles
55 Alex Greenwood 178 77 24.10.93 Western Bulldogs (AFL)
56 Will Hayes 181 79 05.06.95 Melbourne Grammar/Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
57 Lachlan Smith 192 95 09.09.93 Collingwood (VFL)/Kyabram (GVFL)/Benalla (GVFL)
58  Matthew Goodyear 186 86 20.07.96 Collingwood (AFL)/Gisborne
59 Jamieson Shea 189 78 25.06.98 Northern U18/St Mary's (YJFL)
60  Andrew Tashevski - Beckwith 184 91 18.05.97 Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
61 Liam Nash 189 91 12.02.95 Gippsland U/18
62 Brad Olsson 180 93 26.11.96 Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)
63 Tate Short 190 81 14.04.98 Caulfield Grammar (VAFA)
64 Anthony Bruhn 188 81 09.03.90 Frankston (MPFNL)
65 Nayef Hamad 179 84 10.03.97 Spotwood (WRFL)
66 Angus Monfries 184 79 19.01.87 Port Adelaide (AFL)/Essendon (AFL)
67 Joshua Wallis 186 83 01.11.96 St Kevin's (VAFA)/Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)
68 Denis Symeopoulos 187 80 13.08.93 Old Xavier (VAFA)/Xavier College (Vic)
69 Aaron Trusler 170 67 31.12.99 Sandringham Dragons
70 Cody Henness 193 87 07.02.99 Collage Junior FC/Sale FC
71 Andrew Panayi 166 70 10.08.91 Werribee
72 Howie Persson 190 89 22.08.99 Sandringham Dragons
73 Robbie McComb 178 79 19.12.95 Ferntree Gully Eagles/Vermont

50. Josh Prudden

Height: 182cm
Weight: 83kg
Previous Clubs: Western Bulldogs/Seymore (GVFL)


After departing the Bulldogs AFL system in 2017, Prudden has been a welcomed addition to our 2018 VFL list. A courageous running defender, he will bring leadership and professionalism to our team. Prudden is also one of our  Co-Captains for 2018.


Height: 199cm
Previous Clubs: Gippsland Power (TAC Cup)


Patullo arrived at Footscray as a developing ruckman, playing his under 18s for Gippsland Power. In his first season at the Bulldogs, Patullo has shown plenty of promise - notably his excellent hands around the ground.

54. Reuben William

Height: 183cm
Weight: 76kg
Previous Clubs: Brisbane (AFL)/Zillmere Eagles


An exciting prospect for Footscray, William has spent the last 2 years on Brisbane Lions Rookie list. William is a courageous backmen, with elite endurance and speed and knows how to find the football.

56. Will Hayes

Height: 181cm
Previous Clubs: 
Euroa (GVFL), Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
Player Sponsor: The Wong Family

After playing in Footscray's VFL premierships in 2014 and 2016, Hayes has become a valuable member of the Bulldogs' side as a forward/midfielder. Clean by hand and foot with a great game sense, Hayes has good endurance and an appetite to compete.


Height: 186cm
Weight: 86kg
D.O.B: 20/07/96
Previous Club: Collingwood (AFL)

Arriving at Footscray from Collingwood, Goodyear brings AFL experience, playing three seniors games in 2016. A hard-nosed inside midfielder, Goodyear has an excellent workrate and can play a number of roles.


Height: 184cm
Weight: 91kg
D.O.B: 18/05/97
Previous Club: Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)

Tashevski-Beckwith made an impressive start to his time at the Bulldogs, winning a VFL premiership in his second second. Provides plenty of versatility, but has settled as a running defender with excellent endurance and competitiveness.   


Height: 180cm
Weight: 93kg
D.O.B: 26/11/96
Previous Club: Airport West

A left footer and mid-sized running defender from Gippsland Power, Olsson has showed plenty of promise. A courageous player, the 191cm defender is noted for his aerial contests.


Height: 188cm
Weight: 81kg
D.O.B.: 09/03/90
Previous Club: Frankston YCW

Recruited from Frankston YCW after a successful period down on the Mornington Peninsula, Bruhn is strong overhead, providing consistency as a goal scoring outlet inside 50. The 186cm mid-sized forward is a renowned goal kicker.

66. Angus Monfries

Height: 184cm
Weight: 79kg
Previous Clubs: Port Adelaide (AFL)/Essendon (AFL)


68. Denis Symeopoulos

Height: 187cm
Weight: 80kg
Previous Clubs: Old Xavier (VAFA)/Xavier College (Vic)


Symeoploulos joins the Footscray VFL list from Old Xaverians and has shown significant improvement throughout the preseason. He is a mature aged midfielder who can also play forward.

70. Cody Henness

Height: 193cm
Weight: 87kg
Previous Clubs: Collage Junior FC/Sale FC


Hennes is a key defender recruited from Gippsland Power TAC. Despite some injury setbacks across preseason he is a strong young player and looks well suited to VFL football.

72. Howie Persson

Height: 190cm
Weight: 89kg
Previous Clubs: Sandringham Dragons


A Sandringham Dragons premiership player from 2017 Persson has had promising preseason. He has good strength and shows versatility to play as either a medium defender or a large midfielder.



Height: 185cm
Previous Clubs: Essendon (VFL)


Dashing defender/wingman with elite speed and an accurate left foot, Dalgleish will provide Footscray plenty of versatility in defence and pushing into the midfield. A premiership player in 2016, the 188cm utility has continued to develop going into his third year at the Club.

53. Lachlan Sullivan

Height: 180cm
Weight: 86kg
Previous Clubs: St Kevin's Old Boys (VAFA)/Port Melbourne (VFL)

After having Grand Final success in TAC Cup, Sullivan was part of another premiership in 2017 with St Kevins, where he also won the club’s best and fairest award. He is a skillful and talented midfielder and is also very capable when playing forward.

55. Alex Greenwood

  Height: 178cm
  Previous Club:
  Bulldogs (AFL), Eastern Ranges
  (TAC Cup)   
  Player Sponsor: The Bulldogs
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Greenwood is a clearance specialist, with clean hands and a neat left foot. An AFL rookie listed player at the Kennel until 2014, Greenwood was a member of Footscray's 2014 and 2016 VFL premiership side. 

57. Lachlan Smith

Height: 192cm
Weight: 95kg
Previous Clubs: Collingwood (VFL)/Kyabram (GVFL)/Benalla (GVFL)

Previously a rookie at Collingwood, Smith returned home and has since played in 3 consecutive premierships in the Goulburn Valley League. Smith is a key defender with strong intercept and contested marking throughout his game.

59. jamieson shea

Height: 189cm
Weight: 78kg
Previous Clubs: Northern U18/St Mary's (YJFL)


Having played 5 games with Footscray last year whilst in the TAC cup, Shea has joined our VFL list in 2018. He shows great promise and is both athletic and versatile.


Height: 189cm
Previous Club:
Airport West (EDFL)


Since joining the Bulldogs in 2016, Nash has shown great overhead skills and consistency as an inside midfielder. He has good skills on both sides of his body & is noted for his impressive shutdown roles throughout the 2016 VFL premiership campaign.

63. tate short

Height: 190cm
Weight: 81kg
Previous Clubs: Caulfield Grammar (VAFA)


Short had a great 2017 season playing several games in his first year for the Footscray Bulldogs. He has the ability to play back as well as swing forward and is very courageous in the air. Short was recruited from St Bedes/Mentone.

65. Nayef Hamad

Height: 179cm
Weight: 84kg
Previous Clubs: Spotswood (WRFL)


Nayef was recruited from Spotswood after a great 2017 season where he was selected in the WRFL team of the year. He has fantastic athletic traits and is a young player that is keen to establish himself at the VFL level.

67. Joshua Wallis

Height: 186cm
Previous Club: St Kevin's (VAFA)/Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)


Josh Wallis has showed plenty of improvement in the red, white and blue. A strong bodied midfielder who can swing forward and provide a contest, Wallis is the brother of AFL-listed Bulldog Mitch, and son of former Club captain Steve.

69. Aaron Trusler

Height: 170cm
Weight: 67kg
Previous Clubs: Sandringham Dragons


Having played in the TAC Cup premiership with Sandringham in 2017, Trusler is a very dangerous small forward. His speed, goal sense and pressure will be a fantastic addition to the forward line.

71. Andrew Panayi

Height: 166cm
Weight: 70kg
D.O.B: 10/08/91
Previous Club: Werribee Districts

Wasting no time upon arrival from Werribee Districts, the speedy forward made an impression in his first season at the Bulldogs in 2017. A small crumbing forward, Panayi has an excellent work rate and a strong sense for goal inside 50.

73. Robbie McComb

Height: 178cm
Weight: 79kg
Previous Clubs: Ferntree Gully Eagles/Vermont


McComb has been recruited from Vermont as a mature aged midfielder. Having shown elite kicking on both feet, McComb is also highly respected for his hardness in contest and his attack on the ball.