Sons of the West the VFL Premiers

Footscray Bulldogs first standalone season in the Peter Jackson VFL had a fairytale finish with a Legendairy Grand Final win that will go down as one of the all-time classics.

In a see-sawing match, the Bulldogs held off a determined Box Hill Hawks to win by 22-points, the final score 16.13 (109) to 13.9 (87).

The match completes a three peat of premierships for Footscray in the VFA/VFL, after winning the 1923 and 1924 premierships before moving competitions.

Adding his third VFL premiership, Brett Goodes was awarded the Norm Goss Medal; his 30 disposals, 6 marks, 10 tackles, and 8 clearances leading the way for Footscray.

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As expected the first term was a clos