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Dogs to launch Daughters of the West

Daughters of the West - an adaptation of the already standing Sons of the West program, was announced on Thursday night.

5:59pm  Jun 16, 2017

Leadership Project Diary: Week 4 wrap

Brandon Rogers writes about his experience with the Western Bulldogs Leadership Program.

4:51pm  May 31, 2017

JJ, Majak Showdown at Barker's Café

AFL Multicultural ambassadors cook-off in support of the Scanlon Foundation's 'Taste of Harmony' week.

3:40pm  Mar 19, 2017

WHAT IS THE WESTERN BULLDOGS LEADERSHIP PROJECT?

Established by the Western Bulldogs in 2013, The Western Bulldogs Leadership Project (formerly Whitten Project) offers unique opportunities for young people to build confidence, make new friends and develop skills that will enable them to become future leaders in their community.

This intensive 6-month program provides local young people with hands on opportunities to build capacities in leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting and resilience and connect contribute and grow as leaders in their community.

Made possible by the generous support of local governments, The Western Bulldogs Leadership Project offers practical and theory based activities designed to enhance participant’s capacities in; leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting, support networks, resilience and community engagement.

Participation in The Western Bulldogs Leadership Project is free and participants receive a complimentary program participant pack.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Western Bulldogs Leadership Project is open to males and females in years 9 or 10 who live within the municipalities of:

  • Brimbank
  • Ararat
  • Golden Plains
  • Hobsons Bay
  • Maribyrnong
  • Melton
  • Moonee Valley
  • Ballarat
  • Glenelg Shire
  • Southern Grampians (Hamilton)
  • Northern Grampians (Stawell)

Candidates need not excel athletically or even play sport to be considered. We are looking for self-motivated young people with the potential to become future leaders in their community.

Participation also requires a commitment to attend 80% of core program workshops delivered between March and September.

Due to the popularity of the program, candidates are required to submit a nomination form describing their motivations to participate in the program.

*NB - Confirmation of regional venues will be made when applicants are notified of their acceptance

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE WESTERN BULLDOGS LEADERSHIP PROJECT?

The Western Bulldogs Leadership Project is an experience like no other.

Offering a broad range of activities designed to meet the various needs of our participant group The Western Bulldogs Leadership Project includes: practical team building challenges, careers expositions, mentoring from respected industry leaders, coaching courses, AFL and AFLW match visits, Western Bulldogs volunteer opportunities, council workshops and much more!

The program caters for up to 20 young people from the participating councils who meet regularly to develop skills and behaviours that will deliver lifelong benefits to the individual and their community. 

The program is guided by a structured curriculum provided by Victoria University and provides participants with opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to their local community by undertaking a Community Leadership Project (CLP). The CLP requires council groups to select a community issue they are passionate about and plan, implement and deliver a basic initiatives designed to improve the problem.

Participants are supervised at all times by experienced staff that create engaging and safe environments for participants to learn and challenge themselves.

HOW TO NOMINATE


***Nominations for the Western Bulldogs Leadership Project have closed for 2017.***

CONTACT US

For more information please contact Western Bulldogs Community Leadership Manager Adam Moedt on (03) 9680 6103 or via email at adam.moedt@westernbulldogs.com.au.

If you would like further information about Western Bulldogs Community Foundation and our programs, please click here to find out how to get in touch.

The WESTERN BULLDOGS LEADERSHIP PROJECT Partners