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Jong elevated to primary list


The Western Bulldogs today confirmed exciting utility, Lin Jong has been elevated to the Club’s primary list, replacing Daniel Cross who has been placed on the long term injury list.

Jong has been in terrific form at Williamstown this season and is in the mix to make his senior debut in the coming weeks.  His parents are from East Timor and Taiwan.

Accomplished both as an inside ball winner and an outside runner, Jong’s rise up the ranks has been swifter than most.

The 19-year-old progressed from school football to TAC Cup and then on an AFL List in only four seasons and now finds himself on the verge of a senior game.

Development Coach, Peter German was full of praise for the quick learning Rookie.

“Lin is a great competitor and a terrific young person who works extremely hard at his craft,” German said.

“He can play in a variety of positions and has been a consistent performer in the VFL this season.”

The 19-year-old was recruited from Oakleigh Chargers with selection 9 in the 2011 Rookie Draft.


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Jong elevated to primary list
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Friday, August 10 2012 @ 02:26 am ACST

 Carna Doggies.  Looking forward to seeing him in action, hopefully in the near future!

Jong elevated to primary list
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Friday, August 10 2012 @ 07:39 am ACST

 Shouldn't have to wait long Richo, looks like he will debut this weekend now that he has been named in the 22 tonight.

Jong elevated to primary list
Authored by: Mister Football on Friday, August 10 2012 @ 09:31 pm ACST

Very exciting on so many levels.

Mister Football
Jong elevated to primary list
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 08:00 pm ACST


WESTERN Bulldogs debutant Lin Jong says he's "quietly happy" about his performance in his first match, the Bulldogs' 70-point loss to Richmond at the MCG on Sunday.

"I tried my hardest," Jong said of his 16-possession debut. "I just cracked in, which is all they wanted from me.

"I was quietly happy. It wasn't great, but it wasn't that bad."

The 19-year-old midfielder said 50 family members and friends were in the stands to watch him, but his parents were not among them because they were in Auckland on holiday.