Footscray is through to not one, but two, Hockey Victoria premier league grand finals.

The Bulldogs’ men’s and women’s teams both won through in their respective leagues to be involved in the feature games on the biggest day in Victorian hockey this Saturday.

In men’s premier league, Footscray stormed into the grand final after a 5-1 smashing of MCC in the preliminary final at the State Netball and Hockey Centre on Saturday evening.

The full attacking arsenal of the Jarrod Lester-coached Bulldogs was on show as Liam Braithwaite, Lachlan Darcy, Simon Borger, Scott Shaw and Mitch Braiden found the back of the net in the rout.


Footscray’s Campbell Ashton. Picture Mark Wilson


It has set up a grand final between the fourth-ranked finalist Footscray and minor premiers Southern United in the decider at the SNHC on Saturday at 6pm.

In women’s premier league, the Bulldogs produced an impressive comeback to beat Southern United 3-2 in the preliminary final at the SNHC on Saturday.

The Bulldogs trailed by two goals before Gabrielle Minnett scored and Olivia Colasurdo fired in a double.

It will mean the top two sides, second-placed Bulldogs and minor premiers Hawthorn, will face off in a mouth-watering grand final at SNHC from 4pm on Saturday.