Great Britain Bulldogs

The Great Britain national Australian rules football team is known as the Great Britain Bulldogs. The team is made up of the best British born players selected from the clubs of England, Wales and Scotland. One of the ultimate goals of any sportsperson is to represent their country. In Australian Rules Football, we give you the opportunity to do just that. The GB Bulldogs have competed in full international fixtures around the world since the early 90’s. As part of the Atlantic Alliance, regular fixtures against the US, Canada, Denmark and Ireland provided some of the earliest footy international fixtures anywhere in the world. Since 2002, the squad has represented GB at the AFL organised International Cup in Australia and more recently, a full sided European Championship has provided a regular competition closer to home.

If you or a player at your club want to be considered for the GB Bulldogs squad, please email bulldogs@aflgb.com for more information. The Bulldogs are currently coached by Dean Thomas bulldogs@aflengland.org and the team is managed by Jason Hill.

Tournament Honours:

6th 2002 International Cup: USA Revolution 13.15.93 def. Great Britain Bulldogs 2.3.15
6th 2005 International Cup: Samoa Kangaroos 3.9.27 def. Great Britain Bulldogs 2.3.15
9th 2008 International Cup: Great Britain Bulldogs 8.9.57 def. Samoa Kangaroos 1.1.17
7th 2011 International Cup: Denmark Vikings 3.3.21 def. by Great Britain Bulldogs 8.12.60
9th 2014 International Cup: Fiji Tribe 2.7.19 def. by Great Britain Bulldogs 5.7.37
6th 2017 International Cup: Great Britain Bulldogs 5.2.32 def. by Nauru Chiefs 8.5.53

Records (updated 25th April 2018)

Most appearances: 28 – Luke Matias (2005-2017)
Leading goalkicker: 28 – Andrew Walkden (2016-present)
Most Best on Ground awards: 14 – Luke Matis (2005-2017)
Most goals in a game: 7 by Jack Coughlan vs. Canada (London Footy Carnival – May 2017)
Highest score: 20.15 (135) vs. Peace Team (International Cup – August 2008)
Lowest score: 0.2 (2) vs. New Zealand (International Cup – August 2011)
Greatest winning margin: 127 points vs. Peace Team (International Cup – August 2008)
Greatest losing margin: 126 points vs. Denmark Friendly – July 2000)
Highest losing score: 10.11 (71) vs. Ireland (Friendly – October 2016)
Lowest winning score: 3.7 (25) vs. Canada (International Cup – September 2005)

All-time Win/Loss

Bulldogs by Country Played Won Drawn Loss Points For Points Against
Canada 8 4 0 4 330 191
Denmark 14 6 0 8 654 909
East Timor 1 1 0 0 70 0
Fiji 3 2 0 1 124 95
Finland 1 1 0 0 82 8
France 1 1 0 0 90 7
Germany 2 2 0 0 187 20
Holland 1 1 0 0 98 19
Hong Kong Dragons 1 0 0 1 52 105
Iceland 1 1 0 0 86 36
Ireland 15 3 0 12 612 764
Japan 2 2 0 0 108 53
Nauru 5 1 0 4 177 266
New Zealand 2 0 0 2 24 156
Peace Team 1 1 0 0 135 8
PNG 3 0 0 3 48 193
Samoa 3 1 0 2 40 162
South Africa 2 1 0 1 80 79
Sweden 3 2 0 1 194 66
USA 2 0 0 2 36 161
71 30 0 41 3227 3298

Results List

Test Number Date Opponent Score Result Location Competition
1 1st September 1993 Canada 19.7.121 to 7.7.49 Loss Toronto Friendly
2 10th September 1993 Hong Kong Dragons 7.10.52 to 15.15.105 Loss London Friendly
3 16th July 1994 Denmark 19.16.130 to 6.4.40 Win London Friendly
4 1st September 1993 Canada 12.8.80 to 10.6.66 Loss Canada Friendly
5 8th July 1995 Denmark 12.21.93 to 3.7.25 Loss Copenhagen Friendly
6 5th August 1995 Canada 8.10.58 to 11.11.77 Loss London Southern Cross International Challenge
7 13th July 1996 Denmark 6.13.49 to 8.6.54 Loss London Southern Cross International Challenge
8 5th July 1997 Denmark 11.6.72 to 8.8.56 Loss Aarhus, Denmark Friendly
9 26th June 1999 Denmark 5.6.36 to 12.18.90 Loss Clapham Friendly
10 8th July 2000 Denmark 18.21.129 to 0.3.3 Loss Copenhagen Friendly
11 6th October 2001 Ireland 18.16.124 to 2.3.15 Loss Ealing, London Atlantic Alliance Cup
12 7th October 2002 Canada 4.3.27 to 2.8.20 Win Ealing, London Atlantic Alliance Cup
13 8th October 2003 USA 10.8.68 to 3.3.21 Loss Ealing, London Atlantic Alliance Cup
14 11th October 2003 Denmark 8.4.52 to 7.8.50 Win Ealing, London Atlantic Alliance Cup
15 14th August 2002 Papua New Guinea 13.11.89 to 2.2.14 Loss Warrawee Park, Oakleigh, Australia 2002 International Cup – Group
16 15th August 2002 Nauru 9.11.65 to 8.11.59 Win Elsternwick Park, Elsternwick, Australia 2002 International Cup – Group
17 17th August 2002 Japan 7.3.45 to 4.6.30 Win Whitten Oval, Footscray, Australia 2002 International Cup – Group
18 19th August 2002 Denmark 12.9.81 to 4.2.26 Loss Australia 2002 International Cup – Group
19 23rd August 2002 USA 13.15.93 to 2.3.15 Loss Junction Oval, St Kilda, Australia 2002 International Cup – 5th/6th
20 21st June 2003 Denmark 12.13.85 to 4.5.29 Loss Denmark Friendly
21 3rd August 2005 New Zealand 3.4.22 to 8.8.56 Loss A.T.Aanensen Oval, Port Melbourne, Australia 2005 International Cup – group
22 5th August 2005 Samoa 1.2.8 to 12.6.78 Loss T.M.Woodruff Oval, Port Melbourne, Australia 2005 International Cup – group
23 7th August 2005 Papua New Guinea 8.11.59 to 2.2.14 Loss Optus Oval, Carlton, Australia 2005 International Cup – group
24 9th August 2005 Canada 3.5.23 to 3.7.25 Win Showgrounds, Wangaratta, Australia 2005 International Cup – group
25 11th August 2005 Japan 3.5.23 to 9.9.63 Win T.M.Woodruff Oval, Port Melbourne, Australia 2005 International Cup – 5th/8th
26 13th August 2005 Samoa 3.9.27 to 2.3.15 Loss TEAC Oval, Port Melbourne, Australia 2005 International Cup – 5th/6th
27 8th October 2005 Ireland 5.6.36 to 8.9.57 Loss The Oval, London Friendly
28 21st October 2006 Ireland 4.7.31 to 8.5.53 Loss The Oval, London Friendly
29 29th September 2007 Ireland 2.9.21 to 11.15.81 Win Dublin Friendly
30 27th August 2008 Peace Team 20.15.135 to 1.2.8 Win Ransford Oval, Royal Park, Melbourne 2008 International Cup – group
31 29th August 2008 Nauru 2.6.18 to 10.5.65 Loss Ransford Oval, Royal Park, Melbourne 2008 International Cup – group
32 1st September 2008 Papua New Guinea 6.9.45 to 3.2.20 Loss Walter Oval, Warrnambool 2008 International Cup – group
33 3rd September 2008 Denmark 5.4.34 to 4.3.27 Win Reid Oval, Warrnambool 2008 International Cup – 9th/12th
34 5th September 2008 Samoa 8.9.57 to 1.11.17 Win McAlister Oval, Royal Park, Melbourne 2008 International Cup – 9th/10th
35 4th April 2009 Ireland 8.6.54 to 4.9.33 Loss St David’s college Artane, Dublin Friendly
36 3rd October 2009 Denmark 11.10.76 to 9.9.63 Win Putney Heath, London Friendly
37 1st August 2010 Finland 11.16.82 to 1.2.8 Win Stefan Boldklub 2010 European Championships
38 3rd August 2010 Iceland 11.20.86 to 4.12.36 Win Stenvadskolen, Farum 2010 European Championships
39 5th August 2010 Denmark 10.11.71 to 5.5.35 Loss Stenvadskolen, Farum 2010 European Championships
40 7th August 2010 Sweden 5.9.39 to 3.11.29 Loss Limhamnsfältet IP, Malmö 2010 European Championships
41 3rd April 2011 Ireland 8.11.59 to 8.6.54 Loss Ireland Friendly
42 23rd June 2011 Ireland 5.6.36 to 11.6.72 Loss London Friendly
43 13th August 2011 East Timor 10.10.70 to 0.0.0 Win Blacktown International Sportspark, Australia 2011 International Cup – Round 1
44 13th August 2011 Ireland 8.6.54 to 1.0.6 Loss Blacktown International Sportspark, Australia 2011 International Cup – Round 1
45 15th August 2011 Canada 2.3.15 to 6.8.44 Win Blacktown International Sportspark, Australia 2011 International Cup – Round 2
46 17th August 2011 New Zealand 15.10.100 to 0.2.2 Loss Bruce Purser Reserve, Australia 2011 International Cup – Round 2
47 24th August 2011 South Africa 7.9.51 to 2.3.15 Loss Ransford Oval, Australia 2011 International Cup – Semi Finals
48 26th August 2011 Denmark 3.3.21 to 8.12.60 Win McAllister Oval, Australia 2011 International Cup – 7th/8th
49 2nd April 2013 Ireland 9.4.58 to 3.2.20 Loss Dublin Friendly
50 6th April 2013 Ireland 9.5.59 to 1.6.7 Win Surrey Sports Park, Guildford Friendly
51 3rd August 2013 Denmark 7.1.43 to 4.9.33 Win Dublin, Ireland 2013 European Championships
52 5th August 2013 Germany 9.12.66 to 2.3.15 Win Dublin, Ireland 2013 European Championships
53 7th August 2013 Sweden 6.4.40 to 3.2.20 Win Dublin, Ireland 2013 European Championships
54 10th August 2013 Ireland 7.3.45 to 6.8.44 Loss Dublin, Ireland 2013 European Championships
55 10th August 2014 France 12.18.90 to 1.1.7 Win McAlister Oval, Australia 2014 International Cup – Round 1
56 13th August 2014 Nauru 6.14.50 to 4.5.29 Loss Ransford Oval, Australia 2014 International Cup – Round 1
57 16th August 2014 Fiji 4.9.33 to 7.7.49 Loss Koonung Reserve, Bulleen, Australia 2014 International Cup – Round 1
58 19th August 2014 Nauru 7.7.49 to 5.3.33 Loss McAlister Oval, Australia 2014 International Cup – Divisional
59 22nd August 2014 Fiji 2.7.19 to 5.7.37 Win Western Oval, Australia 2014 International Cup – 9th/10th
60 14th August 2016 Sweden 18.17.125 to 1.1.7 Win Motspur Park, London, UK 2016 European Championships
61 16th August 2016 Ireland 6.5.41 to 4.16.40 Loss Motspur Park, London, UK 2016 European Championships
62 18th August 2016 Germany 18.14.121 to 0.5.5 Win Motspur Park, London, UK 2016 European Championships
63 20th August 2016 Ireland 7.9.51 to 4.5.29 Win Motspur Park, London, UK 2016 European Championships – Grand Final
64 24th September 2016 Holland 15.8.98 to 3.1.19 Win Battersea Park, London, Uk Friendly
65 22nd October 2016 Ireland 12.6.78 to 10.11.71 Loss Dublin, Ireland Friendly
66 19th May 2017 Canada 19.15.109 to 0.0.0 Win Motspur Park, London, UK London Footy Carnival
67 6th August 2017 South Africa 4.4.28 to 9.11.65 Win McAlistair Oval, Melbourne, Australia 2017 International Cup – Round 1
68 9th August 2017 Canada 3.5.35 to 2.6.18 Loss St Francis Xavier School, Melbourne, Australia 2017 International Cup – Round 1
69 12th August 2017 Ireland 8.7.55 to 9.16.70 Loss Koornang Park, Melbourne, Australia 2017 International Cup – Round 1
70 15th August 2017 Fiji 8.6.54 to 3.9.27 Win McAlistair Oval, Melbourne, Australia 2017 International Cup – Round 1
71 18th August 2017 Nauru 8.5.53 to 5.2.32 Loss McAlistair Oval, Melbourne, Australia 2017 International Cup – 5th/6th

Great Britain Bulldogs All-time Appearances

Player Games Goals BoGs
Luke Matias 28 7 14
Adam Bennett 26 5 4
William Worthington 23 5 8
Paul Harris 22 2 3
James Sullivan 21 0 3
Owain Ryland 21 4 9
Johnathan Boyle 20 2 9
Mick Whiles 20 0 0
James Talbot 19 1 2
Martyn Hinchey 18 1 3
Ashley Swift 17 6 2
Sean Walton 17 2 12
Ian Mitchell 16 1 1
Luke Booth 16 3 7
Anthony Trigg 15 1 6
Dominic Mitchell 15 4 4
Julian Ford 15 7 6
Mark Todd 15 4 1
Ross Ashman 15 2 1
Alasdair Lindop 14 0 0
Matt Whiteley 14 1 3
Paul Francis 14 0 0
Ben Rees 13 0 7
Tom Judson 13 4 2
Chris Britton 12 2 3
Jack Coughlan 12 20 5
Michael Sharp 12 2 3
Myles Hudson 12 0 4
Rob Harmeston 12 3 3
Adam Ballard 11 0 1
Adam Coxsell 11 0 0
Alessandro Attanasio 11 0 0
Andrew Cochran 11 4 5
Andrew Walkden 11 28 7
Andy Smith 11 0 0
Brendan McGeever 11 1 4
Henry Simpson 11 0 0
Iain Mobbs 11 0 0
Joe Watkins 11 0 0
Justin Silverthorne 11 0 0
Keith Farr 11 0 2
Matt Kilheeney 11 7 2
Robert Cockburn 11 0 0
Tim Dillon 11 0 0
Tom Mercer 11 6 4
Tony Bell 11 2 1
Ty Hallam 11 0 0
Alexander Overton 10 2 1
Chris James 10 9 4
David Hastie 10 15 2
Gareth Blackstaffe-Turner 10 1 0
George Dibble 10 0 4
Harry Triggs 10 0 0
Jason Hill 10 4 1
Lee Tarn 10 10 1
Ollie De-Lieto 10 0 3
Andy Whiteaker 9 13 2
David Saunders 9 8 2
Inti Aburto 9 0 3
Marc Cashman 9 11 1
Richard Lucas 9 6 1
Samuel Willatt 9 12 2
Alexander Watson 8 0 2
Andy Craig 8 1 4
Jonathan Dickson 8 0 1
Ross Denton 8 0 3
Tom Case 8 0 0
Chris Dickson 7 1 4
Connor Walsh 7 0 1
Dale Claridge 7 0 0
Dan Chambers 7 1 0
Donal Mullen 7 0 0
Joe Cooper 7 1 0
Martin Anderson 7 2 0
Paul Barry 7 0 0
Rob Burgess 7 6 3
Sam Dixon 7 0 0
Sam Wood 7 4 3
Vincent Carey 7 1 3
Aiden Dillane 6 5 2
Amerigo Holthouse 6 0 0
Andrew Ruinoff 6 0 0
Andy Grubb 6 0 1
Anish Patel 6 0 1
Barry Malone 6 3 2
Ben O’Brien 6 1 1
Charles Steel 6 0 0
Chris Wands 6 0 0
Christian Lloyd 6 1 1
Damian Holland 6 2 0
David James 6 0 3
David Jordan 6 3 1
Eoin O’Connor 6 5 2
Gary Dutton 6 0 2
Harry Zalk 6 1 0
Jay Sinclair 6 0 1
Joe Murphy 6 0 0
Joe Swift 6 1 0
Jon Conradi 6 0 0
Lee Ocsko 6 0 0
Mark Ireland 6 2 1
Midas Maynard 6 0 0
Paul Manley 6 0 1
Perry Wild 6 1 1
Phil Holby 6 0 0
Phil Holtam 6 0 0
Rob Chamberlain 6 0 1
Simon Jones 6 0 0
Tim Atkins 6 1 0
Tony Keany 6 1 0
Wayne Cockram 6 1 0
Adrian Gerolemou 5 0 0
Allan Burchell 5 0 0
Andrew Norton 5 0 0
Andrew Purcell 5 0 0
Ben Smith 5 0 0
Clyde Murray 5 0 0
Derek Shaw 5 0 0
Douglas Houston 5 0 1
Edward Doe 5 6 0
Fraser Brown 5 1 0
Graham Bickerdike 5 0 0
Graham Tuffin 5 0 1
Johnny Sharpe 5 1 0
Kiran Patel 5 0 0
Luke Murchie 5 0 1
Mark Hoffman 5 0 0
Martin Smith 5 0 0
Matthew Warwick 5 0 1
Miles Westbrook 5 0 0
Neil Cooke 5 0 0
Nick Stevens 5 0 2
Olly Smith 5 1 0
Padriac McKeever 5 0 0
Paul Avery 5 0 0
Paul Chaplin 5 0 0
Paul Hodge 5 0 0
Paul Welland 5 0 0
Phil Norton 5 0 0
Philippe Crisp 5 0 0
Ron Wilkinson 5 0 0
Sam Pitman 5 2 0
Scott Rymer 5 3 1
Seyonne Kidnappilli 5 2 1
Shane Claridge 5 0 0
Steven Maguire 5 3 2
Terry Lovekin 5 0 0
Tom Crompton 5 0 0
Tom Gillard 5 0 0
Adam Street 4 0 0
Alastair Delooze 4 1 0
Alexander Markham 4 0 1
Alistair McKinnell 4 0 0
Andrew Atack 4 0 0
Andy Brockett 4 2 0
Anthony Brannigan 4 3 0
Basil Brown 4 0 0
Dan Di Lieto 4 1 0
Danny James 4 0 0
David Gamble 4 0 0
Elliot Rich 4 1 0
Farai Goredema-Braid 4 0 0
Ian McNicholas 4 0 0
Jack Wood 4 1 0
Jon Coller 4 5 0
Jonathan Harvey 4 1 0
Karl Bucci 4 0 0
Lewis Gedney 4 3 0
Mark Horsman 4 1 0
Matthew Goodman 4 0 1
Rob Fielder 4 1 0
Ryan Floyd 4 4 0
Sam Boyd 4 0 1
Simon Vardy 4 3 0
Steve Allen 4 0 0
Tim Smith 4 1 0
Andy Schermuly 3 0 0
Cameron Cope 3 0 0
Christopher Cooney 3 3 0
Colin Anderson 3 0 0
Dean Fraser 3 0 0
Fergal Bolger 3 0 0
Ian Barker 3 0 0
Matt Taylor 3 0 0
Neil Martin 3 0 0
Bryce Goldsborough 2 0 0
Chris Glen 2 0 0
Danny Coppard 2 0 0
Dean Anderson 2 0 0
Jordan Wynne 2 0 0
Liam Corbett 2 0 0
Mark Nelson 2 0 0
Mark O’Boyle 2 0 0
Martin Quinlan 2 0 0
Michael Arnander 2 0 0
Michael Kilheeney 2 0 0
Paul Geddis 2 0 0
Simon Golby 2 0 0
Steve Bailey 2 0 0
Tomos Wyn-Jones 2 2 0
Trevor Turton 2 0 0
Chaz Burgen 1 0 0
Chris Donnellan 1 0 0
Chris Hawkridge 1 0 0
Ciaran Merrigan 1 1 0
Damian Banks 1 0 0
David Carpenter 1 0 0
Dermott Connolly 1 0 0
Des Jacobs 1 0 0
Dick Baker 1 0 0
Doug Pate 1 0 0
Edward Clampitt 1 0 0
G Williams 1 0 0
Gareth Sturge 1 0 0
Glen Ralph 1 0 0
Guy Littlefield 1 0 0
Harry Duffield 1 0 0
James Cope 1 0 0
James Howard 1 0 1
James Stewart 1 0 0
Jamie Cope 1 0 0
Jamie Swift 1 0 0
John McIntyre 1 0 0
John O’Brien 1 0 0
Josh Kenney 1 0 0
Kesley Bonnett 1 0 0
Leighton Channell 1 0 0
Mango 1 0 0
Mark McMenamin 1 0 0
Mark Strong 1 0 0
Martin Peel 1 0 0
Martyn Aynge 1 0 0
Neil Elliott 1 0 0
Nick Osman 1 0 0
Oli Hobin 1 0 0
Peter Martin 1 0 0
Phil Osman 1 0 0
Richard Haile 1 0 0
Richard Wright 1 0 0
Rod Chinn 1 0 0
Rory Auld 1 0 0
Ryan Cawley 1 0 0
Ryan Spivey 1 0 0
Sam Brunton 1 0 1
Samuel Walon 1 0 0
Simon Tempest 1 0 0
Stuart Egginton 1 0 0
Tennant Hilditch 1 0 0
Timothy Gower 1 0 0
Tod Simpson 1 0 0
Tom Sobush 1 0 0
Tomas O’Mongain 1 0 0
Tony Waters 1 0 0
William Murrills 1 0 0
Charlie O’Hagan 0 0 0