1 October 2016, MCG, Melbourne, Australia
Beveridge coached his team to first premiership for 62 years. Western Bulldogs stalwart, captain and people's champion Bob Murphy had done his knee in round 2 and missed game.
Thank you for an amazing year. Commiserations to the Swans, took our very best. You’re an unbelievable side. An enormous effort by our players obviously.
This group of players are incredible, their hearts are so big.
We know how long you’ve waited for success, and I really thought at half time, it;s going to take something extra special, even though they’ve given their all already.
Also a call out to all our support staff. Especially all the people whop have put in so much work over a long period to time.
Peter Gordon, our President, you deserve this as much as anyone.
And to you the fans, our supporters, it really was an amazing day yesterday, we kinda felt like The Beatles.
And you boosted our spirits, we’ve ridden on your wings really, and our players couldn’t have done any more. They’re totally spent.
Thank you very much.
[returns to lectern]
... Finally, I'd like to get Bob Murphy to step on the stand.
This is yours mate, you deserve it more than anyone.