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Bailey Dale

Age: 25yr    Games: 77     Born: July 22, 1996     Origin: Dandenong Stingrays
Height: 183cm     Weight: 82kg     Position: Defender, Forward
Last Drafted: Round 3, Pick #45 2014 National Draft by Western Bulldogs
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Contract Status: RFA at the end of 2022   AFL Player Contracts
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Bailey Dale Biography

Monday, 2 July 2018
Bailey Dale will miss the rest of the 2018 season with a foot stress injury that developed following the round 10 loss to Collingwood.

"We've monitored him really closely, but scans have confirmed that he's not responding well and we are going to have to go down the surgical path," Bulldogs medical services manager Chris Bell said.

"We're going to put a screw into his navicular bone which is going to rule him out for the rest of the season."

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Bailey Dale will be sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a stress reaction in his foot.

Dale reported a sore foot in the wake of the Bulldogs' loss to Collingwood, and scans revealed a stress issue in one of the bones of his foot.

Friday, 11 May 2018
Fremantle's board has backed senior coach Ross Lyon following frenzied speculation about his future due to workplace harassment allegations.

"As a club we are fully committed to Ross as our senior coach and the recent media speculation does not in any way alter the board and the clubs commitment to Ross as senior coach of the Fremantle Dockers," Freo president Dale Alcock said.

Thursday, 17 August 2017
Bailey Dale signs a new two-year deal with the Bulldogs to remain at the club until the end of 2019.

"Weve always known that hes an excellent user of the footy, hes got clean, quick hands, and he certainly knows where the goals are," Bulldogs list manager Jason McCartney said.

"Hes still just 21 years old so wed expect there to be plenty of improvement left in his game, and we look forward to watching him continue to develop over the next couple of seasons."

Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Bailey Dale tallies a career-high 28 disposals to go with a a team-high 411 metres gained and 10 score involvements in the Bulldogs' win against St Kilda.

"High half-forward and wing is where I played most of my footy by using my leg speed and kicking ability to connect inside 50," Dale said.

"We've been lacking that kicking in the team lately and I feel I'm bringing that to the table, and it's why I'm probably keeping my spot."

Dale concedes deficiencies in his defensive capabilities were the main reason he spent long periods with Footscray, but he used that time wisely to round out his game.

"The defensive side of my game has come a long way with the help of Joel Corey and Daniel Giansiracusa," Dale said.

"I started at around 72kgs when I got to the club, but I'm sitting around 82kgs now

"Just having a stronger core has allowed me to stand up in tackles, and if you do that well at AFL level you probably last a long time in the game."

Sunday, 17 May 2015
Bailey Dale makes his AFL debut for the Western Bulldogs against the Fremantle Dockers at Etihad Stadium.

"He's very versatile, he's got a lot of courage and he's highly skilled," Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge said prior to the game.

"He has knocked down quiet a few barriers to get to this point and be considered for senior selection.

"We've picked Bailey for his first game against Fremantle, so it just shows we've got faith in him to come in and perform a role for us.

"He'll go out there and fit in quite well."

Friday, 28 November 2014
The Western Bulldogs select Bailey Dale with pick No.45 in the 2014 NAB AFL Draft.

"Bailey was a really interesting player to watch this year. Every week we watched him we saw something," Bulldogs list manager Jason McCartney said.

"Bailey played mainly half forward and on the wing and his main trait is his ability to get in off the line.

"He's really clean at stoppages and has a high contested possession rate because he is so clean and composed in traffic."

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