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    Bulldogs’ royalty receive AFL Life Membership

    Bulldogs’ royalty receive AFL Life Membership



    Western Bulldogs senior coach Luke Beveridge and former Club President Peter Gordon will be awarded AFL Life Membership at the competition’s Annual General Meeting in March, as announced by the AFL Commission today.

    Beveridge automatically qualifies for life membership after reaching 300 total AFL games as a player or coach during the 2021 season, while Gordon was recognised under the provision of ‘Special Service to the Game’.

    Since taking over at the Bulldogs in 2015, Beveridge has coached 160 home-and-away and finals games and nine pre-season games, including the drought-breaking 2016 Premiership.

    He was also named the 2016 All Australian coach.

    As a player, Beveridge featured in 118 games and 16 pre-season games across Melbourne, Western Bulldogs and St Kilda.

    Gordon first served as Bulldogs’ President from 1989 to 1996, most memorably helping save the Club from a potential merger with Fitzroy through the famous 1989 Fightback campaign.

    A life-long Bulldogs fan, Gordon returned to the role in role in 2012, guiding his beloved side to a second flag in the Club’s history.

    Alongside AFL, AFLW and VFL premierships, Gordon managed to lead the eradication of significant Club debt, formulate the return of Footscray’s VFL team, drive the exit from the gaming industry, create a partnership with the City of Ballarat, strengthen the Bulldogs’ Community Foundation and lay the foundation for the Whitten Oval Precinct redevelopment.

    He also served on numerous AFL steering committees and key groups for the wider benefit of the competition, including the AFL Commission/Club President Emergency Advisory group through the initial stages of Covid-19 from March 2020, when the competition had to negotiate major changes to all key agreements within the game.

    Gordon stepped down from the role of President at the end of 2020.

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    I kinda forget that Gordon isn’t our president anymore.

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    Well deserved to both legends.
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    Peter Gordon is a hero of our club and we should never forget that.
    "It's over. It's all over."

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    Well deserved. They are both heroes of our club.
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    Bevo has coached 50% of Bulldogs finals wins since 1925. Does any coach come close to that historically?
    Western Bulldogs: 2016 Premiers

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasternWest View Post
    Peter Gordon is a hero of our club and we should never forget that.
    The silent achiever. Did so much more for the club than we will ever know.
    Western Bulldogs Football Club "Where it's cool to drool"

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    Awarded last night

    FFC: Established 1877

    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    Bevo receives his

    FFC: Established 1877

    Premierships: AFL 1954, 2016 VFA - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, VFL: 2014, 2016 . Champions of Victoria 1924. AFLW - 2018.

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    Bevo receives his

    If you see Bevo carrying a violin case, run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axe Man View Post
    If you see Bevo carrying a violin case, run!
    Don't ever go against the family!
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    50 year anniversary this year of The Godfather. Good interview with Pacino in NY Times online. Coppola had to fight Paramount Execs to have Pacino as Michael Corleone. Also real mafia gangsters post 1972 copied off and quoted from the movie - I think they felt it glorified them (sad but true).

    Yeah Bevo looks like he’d give the Corleone’s a run for their money.

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    Surely they could make the awards look better than that. They look like the encouragement awards we used to receive in grade 4 at the school assembly. I mean what is that font?
    I should leave it alone but you're not right

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    Quote Originally Posted by soupman View Post
    Surely they could make the awards look better than that. They look like the encouragement awards we used to receive in grade 4 at the school assembly. I mean what is that font?
    Look at Mr I got awards in school guy over here.
    "It's over. It's all over."

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    Quote Originally Posted by soupman View Post
    Surely they could make the awards look better than that. They look like the encouragement awards we used to receive in grade 4 at the school assembly. I mean what is that font?
    Stuart Dew had his spelt 'Stewart' so it's just another *!*!*!*!-up by the AFL... they only have 5000 employees! #jobsfortheboys

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