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by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

The Western Bulldogs held their season launch on March 12. At that time they also announced a new Club Legend and the latest inductees to their Hall of Fame. Favorite son Doug Hawkins became the fourth Club Legend while past players John Jillard, Brad Johnson and Rohan Smith were announced as the newest members. Hawkins, who was inducted in 2010, joins Premiership captain Charlie Sutton, E.J. Whitten and John Schultz.

Jillard, who has passed away, was represented by his children Mark and Kim and granddaughter Kristi. Smith was appointed Skills and Acquisitions coach in 2012 and is now an assistant coach with the club. He is one of only six to play 300 games for the club.

DOUG HAWKINS - Legend
Games: 329 1978-94
Goals: 216
Captain 1990-93
Best and Fairest 1985
Runner-up Best and Fairest 1982, 1984, 1989,
Leading goalkicker 1991
VFL/AFL Team of the Year 1984 and 1986,
Victorian representative in 5 games
AFL Hall of Fame 2004
Footscray-Western Bulldogs Team of the Century (vice-captain/wing)
Footscray-Western Bulldogs Hall of Fame: Inducted 2010

JOHN JILLARD
Games: 189 1958-70
Goals: 1
Grand Final 1961
Best and Fairest 1967
Runner-up Best and Fairest 1962, 1963, 1965
Victorian representative in 2 games
Footscray-Western Bulldogs Team of the Century (half-back flank)
Footscray-Western Bulldogs Hall of Fame: Inducted 2014

BRAD JOHNSON
Games: 364 1994-2010
Goals 558
Captain 2006-10
Best and Fairest 1999, 2002,2006
Runner-up Best and Fairest 2003 and 2007
Leading goalkicker 2001, 2005-2008
All-Australian selection 1999,,2000, 2002, 2005-2007
Victorian representative in 3 games
Footscray-Western Bulldogs Team of the Century (interchange)
Footscray-Western Bulldogs Hall of Fame:Inducted 2014

ROHAN SMITH
Games: 300 1992-2006
Goals 254
Third Best and Fairest 1996,,1999, 2002
Leading goalkicker 2000
All-Australian selection 1997 and,2003
Victorian representative in 3 games
E.J. Whitten Medallist 1998
Footscray-Western Bulldogs Hall of Fame:Inducted 2014

Source: Denis Bicer, Western Bulldogs Media Release








Article last changed on Friday, March 28, 2014 - 6:37 AM EDT


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