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Partnership with Western Bulldogs continues to grow

AFL Goldfields are extremely proud of their partnership with AFL Club Western Bulldogs.

Here are some upcoming events or activities you may like to be involved in.


On top of the Bulldogs two home games at Mars Stadium each year the Western Bulldogs provide a number of community programs to the local Ballarat & district community with great benefits for the individuals who attend.


Youth Leadership Project

The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation Youth Leadership & Development program provide young people with hands on opportunities to become engaged in a learning pathway and grow as social leaders. Dedicated to shaping our future leaders, this program support young people go through a journey of self-awareness, social awareness and ultimately community impact. These programs annually support young people to draw on their resilience and energy to lead and solve the problems of their own community.


Established in 2013 Western Bulldogs Leadership Project is a dynamic youth leadership program delivered by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders. The free program is available to males and females in Year 9 or 10 (aged 14-16 years old) who live in Victoria’s west. The intensive 6-month program offers practical and theory based activities designed to enhance participant’s capacities in; leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting, support networks, resilience and community engagement. It uses the Western Bulldogs Football Club as a vehicle to inspire, educate and mentor leaders for social change Victoria’s West by providing nominated young people with an exciting range of life, civic and sport experiences in which to learn and develop from.


To nominate for the Ballarat Youth Leadership Project please click here - Youth Leadership Project


Sons of the West Men’s Health Program

The Sons of the West is a FREE 10-week health program run by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation  in partnership with local councils and community health services across Western Victoria.

Each week the program runs for about 2 hours. The first hour focuses on a health topic, you will hear from a guest presenter from organisations such as, Cancer Council, Heart Foundation and EJ Whitten “time to check”.

The topics varies every week and includes topics such as, prostate check, skins check, mental health and gender equity. The second hour is devoted to physical activities and exercise. You can choose from three levels of exercise including low, medium and intense, so it’s for everyone even if you haven’t exercise in a while. There are loads of giveaways and opportunities to make new friends and connect with the community.


The Ballarat ‘Sons of the West’ program will be delivered at Phoenix P-12 Community College - Hertford Street, Sebastopol from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday nights.  The program begins on the 18th March 2020 and the dates include 18/3/20, 25/3/20, 1/4/20, 15/4/20, 22/4/20, 29/4/20, 6/5/20, 13/5/20, 20/5/20 and 27/5/20.


Please click here to register your expression of interest - Sons of the West (expression of interest)  


Western Bulldogs Under 9's competition.

The Ballarat Football Netball League is pleased to partner with Western Bulldogs to bring kids in the Ballarat region a under 9's football competition.

The Western Bulldogs was successful in 2019 and in 2020 we can expect to see a new club in the way of the Woady Yolack Warriors.


AFL Community Camps

AFL Game Development General Manager Andrew Dillon said the AFL Community Camps are an important vehicle in highlighting and strengthening the connection Australian Football has with the wider community.
AFL Community Camps which provide the perfect platform for communities and individuals across the country, no matter where they live, to enjoy everything the AFL and its Clubs have to offer.
The AFL Community Camps also provide a great opportunity for the players to meet their fans and give back to the communities who support them throughout the season.
We can expect to see Bulldogs players at club training nights and schools around the region from the 21st of February to the 24th of February.