After thrilling wins recently, both the Bulldogs AFL and VFL teams are preparing for another week of finals.
In a stunning performance the Western Bulldogs have ended Hawthorn's triple-premiership reign, beating them by 23 points on Friday at the MCG. VU student and stand in Captain, Easton Wood had a stellar game scoring two goals.
The Bulldogs have cemented their place in the preliminary showdown against GWS (Greater Western Sydney) on Saturday 24 September at Spotless Stadium.
Friday's win wasn't the only win for the club last weekend. For the second time in three years the Footscray Bulldogs will play-off in the Peter Jackson VFL Grand Final after a 119-point demolition of Collingwood.
The Footscray Bulldogs will play the minor premiers the Casey Scorpions on Sunday 25 September at the Etihad Stadium.
As a proud partner of the Western Bulldogs VU wishes them the best of luck for the this week's games.
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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.
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.
Ten Bulldogs players have studied at VU in 2016: Easton Wood, Mitch Wallis, Zaine Cordy, Tom Campbell, Tom Boyd, Mitch Honeychurch, Declan Hamilton, Josh Prudden and Bailey Dean.