Two captains are among 19 players on AFL lists this year drafted via a Bendigo team.
Luke West Geelong has overcome a 40-point half-time deficit to beat Essendon by 22 in Bendigo.
All the action from Essendon v Geelong at QEO
Bendigo's Jarryn Geary has risen from St Kilda rookie in 2007 to club captain in 2017.
Luke West Geelong to take on Essendon in AFL pre-season match on March 12, 2017.
NATIONAL: The full fixture for the AFL's season 2017 has been revealed.
Nick Ansell VIC: Easton Wood will become the third captain in Western Bulldogs history to lead the club into an AFL grand final.
KIERAN ILES Betty Ready is a Bulldog for life.
Fairfax reporters VIC: Grand finals are polarising - winners and losers. But that starts before a ball is bounced.
AFL fans shout lots but do you really know what you're on about?