OUR PLAYERS

MICH MCGRATH
Center

Mich McGrath is a hard, tough center player. Capable of shutting down even the best midfielders in the league. He is also explosive of the halfback line with a tendency to sneak up and snag a goal or two. Goes so hard after games, even vomiting doesn’t slow him down.

MICH MCGRATHCenter

Mich McGrath is a hard, tough center player. Capable of shutting down even the best midfielders in the league. He is also explosive of the halfback line with a tendency to sneak up and snag a goal or two. Goes so hard after games, even vomiting doesn’t slow him down.

TONY GRIPPA
Centre

Tony emerged as a young American prodigy in this league in his first year. Now in his forth season, Tony is a star and makes sure our competitors know we play tough footy. Just don’t ask him about Marvel Comics – or you’re in for a long conversation.

TONY GRIPPACentre

Tony emerged as a young American prodigy in this league in his first year. Now in his forth season, Tony is a star and makes sure our competitors know we play tough footy. Just don’t ask him about Marvel Comics – or you’re in for a long conversation.

BEN HARLING
Half back flank

A true veteran, leader and highly skilled Aussie Rules Footy player, Benny has been a pivotal force among the Bulldogs for over a decade. He is without doubt the toughest, most committed player the USAFL has ever seen. Also, he will headbutt you if you say any different.

BEN HARLINGHalf back flank

A true veteran, leader and highly skilled Aussie Rules Footy player, Benny has been a pivotal force among the Bulldogs for over a decade. He is without doubt the toughest, most committed player the USAFL has ever seen. Also, he will headbutt you if you say any different.

TIM WILSON-HUMPHRIES
Center half back

Year after year, the Nationals commentators describe Tim as a brick wall. With good reason too, when Tim is on the field, our opponents have one hell of a time getting the ball past him. A true Bulldog icon and team leader.

TIM WILSON-HUMPHRIESCenter half back

Year after year, the Nationals commentators describe Tim as a brick wall. With good reason too, when Tim is on the field, our opponents have one hell of a time getting the ball past him. A true Bulldog icon and team leader.

BOB GORHAM
Back Pocket

Bob Gorham is more than just a pretty beard and a beautiful kick. Bob exemplifies the camaraderie, selflessness and positivity that is common to the bulldogs community.

BOB GORHAMBack Pocket

Bob Gorham is more than just a pretty beard and a beautiful kick. Bob exemplifies the camaraderie, selflessness and positivity that is common to the bulldogs community.

PETER TAYLOR
Fullback

Peter Taylor has become a respected American player in the USAFL, playing a pivotal role on the American Revolution (National) team, as well as for the Bulldogs. As fit as they come, Pete has skills that rival the Aussies on our team! Also, Pete’s missus is a good sort. Definitely batting above his average.

PETER TAYLORFullback

Peter Taylor has become a respected American player in the USAFL, playing a pivotal role on the American Revolution (National) team, as well as for the Bulldogs. As fit as they come, Pete has skills that rival the Aussies on our team! Also, Pete’s missus is a good sort. Definitely batting above his average.

ANDY VANICA
Half back flank

Andy is a decorated player within the USAFL, having won Best & Fairest in the 2011 Grand Final, and having led the US team, The Revolution, multiple times. Andy’s fitness and ability to execute in the stretch make him a nightmare to match up against. Also, it’s rumored that he’s never been wrong. In anything, ever.

ANDY VANICAHalf back flank

Andy is a decorated player within the USAFL, having won Best & Fairest in the 2011 Grand Final, and having led the US team, The Revolution, multiple times. Andy’s fitness and ability to execute in the stretch make him a nightmare to match up against. Also, it’s rumored that he’s never been wrong. In anything, ever.

MAX ECKSTEIN
Wing

Max is the nicest guy you’ll meet off the field. On the field, he’s a savage. Big, fast and strong, Max can kick goals of the center half forward line, or lock down key forwards in the backline. Also, Max likes to say words. Lots & lots of words.

MAX ECKSTEINWing

Max is the nicest guy you’ll meet off the field. On the field, he’s a savage. Big, fast and strong, Max can kick goals of the center half forward line, or lock down key forwards in the backline. Also, Max likes to say words. Lots & lots of words.

ALEX WIGHTMAN
Rover

Alex is a true blue Aussie, but was born in the good ‘ol USA. He was bred to dominate this league, which he is doing. After suffering an ACL injury in 2015, the team is thrilled to have him on the field in 2016. With those beautiful long locks he’s always an option to sneak into a Lady Bulldogs game if he’s struggling for a kick with the men.

ALEX WIGHTMANRover

Alex is a true blue Aussie, but was born in the good ‘ol USA. He was bred to dominate this league, which he is doing. After suffering an ACL injury in 2015, the team is thrilled to have him on the field in 2016. With those beautiful long locks he’s always an option to sneak into a Lady Bulldogs game if he’s struggling for a kick with the men.

ADAM WUFSUS
Ruckman

“Wuffy” is in our modest opinion, the most dominant Ruckman in the league. The kid can run, jump, and kick – very accurately. A leader for the younger American players, Wuffy is sure to have a big impact in 2016. Suspected cross-dresser.

ADAM WUFSUSRuckman

“Wuffy” is in our modest opinion, the most dominant Ruckman in the league. The kid can run, jump, and kick – very accurately. A leader for the younger American players, Wuffy is sure to have a big impact in 2016. Suspected cross-dresser.

JEFF POSEY
Full Back

Jeff is another American player who has quickly learned the skills and strategy to rival some of the nations best players. An absolute nightmare of a defender, Jeff’s accomplishments on and off the field are always noticed by the fellas. Also, we would make a joke here, but with this kid it’s fish in a barrel.

JEFF POSEYFull Back

Jeff is another American player who has quickly learned the skills and strategy to rival some of the nations best players. An absolute nightmare of a defender, Jeff’s accomplishments on and off the field are always noticed by the fellas. Also, we would make a joke here, but with this kid it’s fish in a barrel.

CASEY ROBINSON
HEAD COACH / Center Half Forward

Former Melbourne Demon and North Melbourne Kangaroo, “Robbo” is no stranger to high-level footy. He brings that experience and leadership to the Bulldogs as our Head Coach and leading scorer. And yes, at least one (former) Kangaroo can kick straight.

CASEY ROBINSONHEAD COACH / Center Half Forward

Former Melbourne Demon and North Melbourne Kangaroo, “Robbo” is no stranger to high-level footy. He brings that experience and leadership to the Bulldogs as our Head Coach and leading scorer. And yes, at least one (former) Kangaroo can kick straight.

BRENT DOWLING
Ruck Rover

Brent is a real flog. Horrible right foot, even worse on the left. Can’t get a kick, injured and unlikely to be of any impact this year. He is the epitome of wooden spoon material.

BRENT DOWLINGRuck Rover

Brent is a real flog. Horrible right foot, even worse on the left. Can’t get a kick, injured and unlikely to be of any impact this year. He is the epitome of wooden spoon material.

LEIGH MCMAHON
ASSISTANT COACH / Center

Leigh is a highly skilled player who knows how to find the ball with ease, Leigh’s experience will be a huge help in the Bulldogs quest to once again become the National champs in 2016. Also, LOVES a beer after a game. Or maybe 20.

LEIGH MCMAHONASSISTANT COACH / Center

Leigh is a highly skilled player who knows how to find the ball with ease, Leigh’s experience will be a huge help in the Bulldogs quest to once again become the National champs in 2016. Also, LOVES a beer after a game. Or maybe 20.

MARCUS LEHMANN
Wingman

Marcus is a crowd favorite at Nationals time. He is quick, agile and uniquely skilled for an American player of only a few short years. Also, we believe in his spare time he’s a leprechaun.

MARCUS LEHMANNWingman

Marcus is a crowd favorite at Nationals time. He is quick, agile and uniquely skilled for an American player of only a few short years. Also, we believe in his spare time he’s a leprechaun.

AARON SUMMERS
Rover

Aaron is a hard as nails, gritty player. The type of player our opponents watch and think, “bugger me, we have to play against him?” Can cause chaos at a contest, and also loves to push forward and put points on the board.

AARON SUMMERSRover

Aaron is a hard as nails, gritty player. The type of player our opponents watch and think, “bugger me, we have to play against him?” Can cause chaos at a contest, and also loves to push forward and put points on the board.

CHRIS CANDELARIA
Half Forward Flank

“Candy” has been dominating the USAFL since the early days. Strong, fit and a very intelligent footballer, Candy has been a key component in the long history of success for the Denver Bulldogs.

CHRIS CANDELARIAHalf Forward Flank

“Candy” has been dominating the USAFL since the early days. Strong, fit and a very intelligent footballer, Candy has been a key component in the long history of success for the Denver Bulldogs.

TOM HARKNESS
HEAD COACH / Half Back

Tom “Harko’ Harkness is our Head Coach for 2016, alongside “Robbo”. He plans on leading the club to it’s first national championship in 5 years. He is a tall, quick and strong player, capable of playing multiple positions across the ground.

TOM HARKNESSHEAD COACH / Half Back

Tom “Harko’ Harkness is our Head Coach for 2016, alongside “Robbo”. He plans on leading the club to it’s first national championship in 5 years. He is a tall, quick and strong player, capable of playing multiple positions across the ground.

BAYDEN GOODALL
Center / Forward Pocket

Bayden is a seasoned Aussie player, with great footskills and a solid overhead mark. As a dynamic forward player, he can crumb packs, take great marks and kick goals at will. He has also been an Assistant coach for a number of seasons.

BAYDEN GOODALLCenter / Forward Pocket

Bayden is a seasoned Aussie player, with great footskills and a solid overhead mark. As a dynamic forward player, he can crumb packs, take great marks and kick goals at will. He has also been an Assistant coach for a number of seasons.

JASON NEWQUIST

Jason “Newq” Newsquist is a true champion of the game. He impressed in his early days with his ability to very quickly master the foot and hand skills of the game. Today, he continues to dominate the league with his toughness and athleticism.

JASON NEWQUIST

Jason “Newq” Newsquist is a true champion of the game. He impressed in his early days with his ability to very quickly master the foot and hand skills of the game. Today, he continues to dominate the league with his toughness and athleticism.

TAIT CARMODY
Full Forward

Tait is a Bulldogs veteran of many years, bringing great experience and leadership to the team. As a small forward with a deadly left boot, Tait still has the ability to kick goals all day long.

TAIT CARMODYFull Forward

Tait is a Bulldogs veteran of many years, bringing great experience and leadership to the team. As a small forward with a deadly left boot, Tait still has the ability to kick goals all day long.

DOMINIC KENNEDY
Full Back

Dom is another Bulldogs veteran and one of the best defenders the USAFL has seen. Dom’s ability to hit a target out of defense on the run is much appreciated by the rest of the team.

DOMINIC KENNEDYFull Back

Dom is another Bulldogs veteran and one of the best defenders the USAFL has seen. Dom’s ability to hit a target out of defense on the run is much appreciated by the rest of the team.

PAUL MEYER

A transplant from the Chicago team, Denver was more than happy to have Paul join the Dogs. He is an excellent all-round footballer, with a certain poise in his game that helps keep the team play smart footy.

PAUL MEYER

A transplant from the Chicago team, Denver was more than happy to have Paul join the Dogs. He is an excellent all-round footballer, with a certain poise in his game that helps keep the team play smart footy.

Steve McVickers

Despite having lived in Melbourne he never cared about footy until coming back to the US, loves it now! Steve broke his thumb last season, sidelining him all the way til Nationals, and ended up winning Most Improved Divvy 4 player!

Steve McVickers

Despite having lived in Melbourne he never cared about footy until coming back to the US, loves it now! Steve broke his thumb last season, sidelining him all the way til Nationals, and ended up winning Most Improved Divvy 4 player!



 



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