2019 finish: Sixth
Ins: Tyler Mungean (Camperdown), Mitchell Gristede (Camperdown), Jarrah Langdon (North Warrnambool Eagles), Ashley McLachlan (North Warrnambool Eagles), Nick Johnstone (Heywood), Zavier Mungean (Camperdown), Joe Parsons (Bendigo), Brenton Webster
Outs: Bronte Baker (Dennington), Brent Fedley (Terang Mortlake),
Player to watch: Justin Fedley. The midfielder has become one of the Cats' most important players and will lead from the front again in 2021.
Coach's comment: "We're looking for another year of growth. We've taken steps forward and we'd like to play finals footy. I've been there three years and we've managed to make in-roads in regards to our win-loss. We're also excited for more development from our junior players because junior (retention) and development is an area we've worked really hard at." - Ben Price
2019 finish: Eleventh (wooden spoon)
Ins: Zeb McKenna (Lake Bolac), Reggie Barling (South Warrnambool), Cooper Graham (South Warrnambool), Jonny Malone (Panmure), Izak Campbell (Allansford), Casey Simms (Allansford), Matt Dwyer (Port Fairy), Brad Rees (Russells Creek), Bronte Baker (Allansford), Liam Byrne, Paddy Douglas (Old Collegians), Jesse Sheen (Caramut), Jack Johnstone (South Warrnambool), Brad Rantall (South Warrnambool), Jake Boyle (time off), Mitch Howe (Nirranda)
Outs: Tyson Umbers (Merrivale), Luke Moutray (Old Collegians)
Players to watch: Zeb McKenna, Reggie Barling, Tom Fitzgerald. The trio of youngsters will be leaders on the field for the Dogs as they begin a rebuild under Ben Thornton. All three are highly-rated.
Coach's comment: "We'll be very young. There'll be a lot of learning for the boys. I think our average age will be about 22 or 23 so all of those young lads will get a lot of experience playing a lot more consistently. We want to take the game on. We feel like we've got plenty of young, fit lads and there's no reason we shouldn't be able to." - Ben Thornton
2019 finish: First (premiers)
Ins: Joel Moloney (Leopold), Mark Clissold (Terang Mortlake), Tom McKenzie (Terang Mortlake), Justin Wallace (North Warrnambool Eagles), Nick Bourke (Leopold), Paddy Moloney (returning from injury), Jacob Mahony (Camperdown), Harry Darcy (Cobden), Rhys Cottam-Starkey, Bailey Kemp
Outs: Brodie Edge (Geelong)
Player to watch: Nick Hoare and Luke McConnell. Will spend more time in the midfield as more mature bodies and are expected to excel.
Coach's comment: "The players we've got coming in have close connections to the club and we're big on maintaining that buy-in and care for the club and community. The people at the club are just as excited by our kids who are fit and healthy." - Ben Walsh
2019 finish: Third
Ins: Manny Sandow (South Warrnambool), Nathan Krepp (South Rovers), Jack Gleeson (Koroit), Jordan Thulborn (Mininera league), Jayden Brooks (South Warrnambool), Joe Lenehan (Port Fairy), Riley McConnell (South Rovers), Ben Mulcahy (Dennington), Tristan Quarrell (East Warrnambool), Dylan Scoble (South Warrnambool), Tyson Umbers (Dennington), Kirk Downie
Outs: Jason Rowan, Rob Bright (Warrnambool)
Player to watch: Jyron Neave. "He's very crafty and very quick and I'm looking forward to working with him this year and seeing how far he can go." - Josh Sobey
Coach's comment: "We're not going to hide from the fact that we're striving to play finals but we haven't won a final since 2015 so we're under noN illusions there. We've got to work hard and we've set some pretty strong goals internally." - Josh Sobey
2019 finish: Second
Ins: Scott Carlin (Lake Wendouree), Jack Spokes (Thomson), Nick Couch (Terang Mortlake), Martin Angus (Quambatook)
Outs: Josh Folkes (South Warrnambool), Sam McLean, Will Paulin, Will Templeton, Gary Robinson, Johno Benallack, Isaac Templeton
Player to watch: Scott Carlin. Former NAB League-listed player who can play through midfield and across half-back. Oozes class.
Coach's comment: "We've added to our top-line, A grade players which is what we needed to do. We've always had the depth in our reserves as they've played finals over the past few years. We've got a good group of players and we know we've needed to add to our A grade talent to keep up with (Kolora-Noorat) which we've done so we're really excited." - Brayden Harkness
2019 finish: Fourth
Ins: Michael Pritchard (West Brunswick), Marcus Bunney (Koroit), Aston Hall, Joe Kenna, Nick Alexandrou, Jacob Lacy, Matthew Petherick (Russells Creek), Logan Lilley (Hawks), Thomas Mahony (Port Fairy), Luke Moutray (Dennington), Matthew Porra (WAAFL), Kobi Bidmade (North Warrnambool Eagles)
Outs: Ryan Dorling (WRFL), Josh Reichman (Hawkesdale-Macarthur), Blake Rudland-Castles (Russells Creek), Bodie Hibberson
Player to watch: Harry White. "I've got a couple of kids coming through after missing out in the under 18s (in 2020). Blokes like Harry White, he's had a really solid summer as well. We're looking for a good year out of him. He would have played a bit of senior footy last year." - Nick Sheehan
Coach's comment: "It might give us a more exciting brand of footy, we'll have our ups and downs no doubt with a younger group. But that's something pretty exciting that we look forward to." - Nick Sheehan
2019 finish: Fifth
Ins: Isaac Sinnott (Koroit), Liam Lyons (North Warrnambool Eagles), Daniel Roache (Koroit), Brady Purcell (Hawkesdale-Macarthur), Tate Gardiner (South Rovers), Matt Colbert (Warrnambool)
Outs: Tom Wright (retired)
Player to watch: Louis Kew. The Bulldogs skipper is leading the way after a strong pre-season showing.
Coach's comment: "I think we're looking pretty good. There's so much unknown with it being so long since we've played so we're happy to be back. There are no egos or anything at our club so it's not hard to get along. They're an easy group to coach in that sense." - Chris Bant
2019 finish: Tenth
Ins: Dan Nicholson (Port Fairy), Xavier McCartney (Port Fairy), Taylem Wason (Gordon), Blake Rudland-Castles (Old Collegians), Zac Timms (Koroit), Sam Wilson (Warrnambool), Dylan Herbertson (Port Fairy), Jyran Chatfield (East Warrnambool), Phil Chatfield (East Warrnambool), Dylan Burns (East Warrnambool), Sam Grinter (East Warrnambool), Sam Alberts (Allansford), Oliver Everall (Koroit)
Outs: Andy McMeel (Port Fairy), Joe Kenna (Old Collegians), Jacob Lacy (Old Collegians), Matthew Petherick (Old Collegians), Brad Rees (Dennington), Nick Alexandrou (Old Collegians), Aaron McInnes (Port Fairy)
Player to watch: Sam Alberts. Exciting and quick. One to provide a bit of x-factor.
Coach's comment: "We've been working super hard on our fitness to get as clean as we can with our skills under fatigue. We've also been working on our connection between our forwards, midfielders and backs. We want to gel as quickly as we can. Having so many new players it's important we settle and start bonding straight away." - Peter Timms
2019 finish: Seventh
Ins: Kurt Lenehan (Warrnambool), Ned Lourey (Dennington), Tom Wilson (South Warrnambool), Kevin Moloney (VAFA), Kieran Timms (South Warrnambool), Arthur Wright (Swan Reach)
Outs: Nathan Krepp (Merrivale), Tate Gardiner (Panmure), Riley Mcconnell (Merrivale), James Richards (Ballarat), Joel Richards (Wimmera)
Player to watch: Braden Hotker. Proven campaigner and strong leader for the side.
Comment: "We're probably looking to a lot of our juniors this season with a sprinkling of some experienced players. We're hoping that's enough to build around to push for finals." - Football Coordinator Matthew Wood.
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2019 finish: Eighth
Ins: Tomas Lindquist (Cobden), Sam Newey (Simpson), Ash Rosolin (Cobden), Jack Osborne (Geelong District Football League), Ned Dalziel (Cobden)
Out: Damien Wynd (Kyabram), Brandon Barnett, Ethan Dalton (Nirranda), Oliver Stansfield (Geelong), David Johnston (Western Australia), Tyler Fowler (North Warrrnambool Eagles), Ryan Smith (Essendon District Football League)
Player to watch: Marcus Hickey. Talented big-man who can cause problems for any side.
Coach's comment: I'm looking forward to getting into it. It'll be interesting to see how things go in the first game. We've had mainly our senior players on the track." - Dennis Hobbs
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