Lee is a pioneer of women’s football and was a key architect in building the Demons in AFLW01.
She also coached Victoria in its win over the Allies in State of Origin last month.
Lee will take on the role of general manager of women’s football at the Bulldogs and will also coach the club’s new VFL side.
The Bulldogs are one of seven AFL clubs who will field new teams in the VFL Women’s competition next season.
Casey Demons (Melbourne), Collingwood, Carlton, Essendon, Richmond, Western Bulldogs and St Kilda are new to the VFLW.
Melbourne AFLW footy boos Debbie Lee has joined the Bulldogs. Picture: Andy BrownbillSource:News Corp Australia
VU Western Spurs senior side, which Lee coached this season, will now be known as the Bulldogs while Seaford transferred its licence to St Kilda, which will field a team in partnership with Frankston Football Club called the Southern Saints.
Casey Demons have taken over the Cranbourne licence while Williamstown has been added for next season.
Geelong and Box Hill had sides this year and will continue next season while powerhouse Darebin is also expected to again field a side.
The VFL is waiting on confirmation from Melbourne Uni, Diamond Creek, St Kilda Sharks, and Eastern Devils if they will remain in the league.