The celebrations continued this week at the Western Bulldogs Sutton Best and Fairest Medal count in Melbourne after a drought-breaking Premiership win on Saturday.
Defender Dale Morris came second in this years Best and Fairest count with young 20 year-old Marcus Bontempelli taking out the best player award.
Morris also won the 2016 John Van Groningen Domestique Award.
In 2013 the Bulldogs honoured former Bulldogs Chaplain John Van Groningen by acknowledging him in this annual award. John passed away suddenly from cancer in late 2012.
Sports Chaplaincy Australia have named their Scholarship Program after him. Chaplains, supporters and the public are invited to contribute to the fund as a way of seeing sports communities around Australia thrive with genuine care and mercy. See more here.