Victoria University’s Centenary celebrations will come to a lively Etihad Stadium for the AFL match-of-the-round on Sunday, when VU partner the Western Bulldogs host Hawthorn.
The Western Bulldogs Centenary Match will see the ladder-leading Bulldogs trying to win their third game in a row against the 2015 premiers.
The match is one of many Centenary events scheduled throughout the year to celebrate 100 years since the opening of VU predecessor, Footscray Technical School. It is a time to reflect on our past achievements and look to the future. For this match we will showcase the shared history of the Bulldogs and Victoria University.
During the Centenary year, we look forward to bringing everyone from Victoria University’s past, present and future together. Join us for this exciting match as we celebrate our partnership with the Western Bulldogs and 100 years of education and support.
Centenary match details
Western Bulldogs vs Hawthorn
3:20pm, Sunday 10 April, 2016
VU & Western Bulldogs partnership
VU has a long-standing partnership with the Bulldogs that began during the 1980s, and Bulldogs players studied here for many years before that.
VU alumni who have played for the Bulldogs include Steve Wallis (father of current Bulldog and VU student Mitch Wallis), Kelvin Templeton, Terry Wheeler, Brian Cordy, Neil Cordy, Rick Kennedy, Simon Garlick and Brad Johnson.
Currently there are ten Bulldogs players studying at VU: Easton Wood, Mitch Wallis, Zaine Cordy, Tom Campbell, Tom Boyd, Josh Dunkley, Mitch Honeychurch, Declan Hamilton, Josh Prudden and Bailey Dean.
The relationship between the two organisations is now a multi-faceted partnership that includes joint research and staff appointments, work placements for students, collaborative education programs and joint community activities.
Free three-game Bulldogs membership
Thanks to the VU-Bulldogs partnership, all VU staff and students can also claim a free membership each AFL Season to any three Bulldogs home games at Etihad Stadium (subject to venue reaching capacity).