From the Maribyrnong Leader
Reported by Mark Smith
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THE Footscray Bulldogs will kick off its 2015 VFL campaign this weekend with a rematch against last year’s grand final opponent the Box Hill Hawks.

The club will unfurl its 2014 VFL premiership flag ahead of the round 1 clash on Saturday, April 18 at Whitten Oval.

Bulldogs president Peter Gordon urged Bulldogs supporters to make it down to the game.

“We don’t unfurl a premiership flag at the Whitten Oval that often,” he said.

He said the day would include a host of children’s activities and was being marketed as a family event.

It will be the first of nine home matches at the ground this season.

The club’s decision to field a stand alone VFL side under the Footscray name for the first time since 1996 has proved a popular one with fans in the west.