Programs

Daughters of the West

Prioritise your Health & Wellbeing  

Are you interested in learning about your health, getting active with a range of fun workouts, making new friends and being involved in your local community? Then Daughters of the West is for you! 

Facilitated by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation in partnership with local councils and community health services across western Victoria, Daughters of the West is a free 10-week health program commencing mid July 2021.

What’s involved?

The program runs for 10 weeks; each week goes for 2 hours. The first hour you’ll hear from a different expert on a range of health topics. After that we’ll get into physical activity. Most sessions have three levels of intensity to choose from each week:

  • Getting Active – for those women with injuries, haven’t exercised in a while or are still finding their feet. This group do low intensity exercise.
  • Active – for women with a base level of fitness, this group will do something different each week – anything from Tai Chi to yoga to netball – this group will support each other to try everything!
  • Active Advanced – for women that exercise regularly, this group will be put through their paces by our personal trainers and get a high intensity work out.

Benefits in joining Daughters of the West 

  • Learn about key issues impacting women’s health from expert speakers. Topics include nutrition, mental health, gender equity, respectful relationships and intercultural understanding.
  • Get active with a range of workouts to meet everyone’s fitness levels.
  • Make new friends for life.
  • Get involved with your community by connecting with local people and services.
  • Loads of giveaways and incentives throughout the program including the chance to win signed merchandise from the Western Bulldogs Football Club.
  • Plenty of support along the way.
  • More flexible than ever – in 2021 the program will be offered online AND face-to-face (pending restrictions).

What do people say about DOTW?

The course had a powerful impact on me. It helped me bridge the gap to where I am now. It helped me identify what I can do in retirement and how to do it. It showed me a way to move forward into the community”. Elaine Yap, DOTW past participant

“The program itself motivated me to be happy, the exercises kept me healthy and the most important thing for me was making friends; having someone to hang out with, sharing laughs and joy with many likeminded women”. Nuong Huynh, DOTW past participant

Who can join?

Daughters of the West is open to women aged 18 and over who live in Ballarat, Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Maryborough, Melton and  Wyndham. We will also be hosting two online sessions for those who prefer to join from the comfort of their own homes.

When and where? 

The Daughters of the West program will be starting again in mid-July. To register, please click on your area below. Please note, places fill quickly so register today!

If you have any questions please email foundation@westernbulldogs.com.au

Registrations open Wednesday 2 June.

Brimbank 

St Albans 

Tuesday evenings 

Register Here 

Hobsons Bay  

Newport 

Wednesday evenings 

Register Here 

 

  

Laverton 

Monday afternoons 

Register Here 

 

Maribyrnong  

West Footscray 

Tuesday evenings 

Register Here 

 

  

Braybrook  

Monday mornings 

Register Here 

 

Melton 

Fraser Rise 

Tuesday evenings 

Register Here 

 

  

Botanica Springs 

Wednesday mornings 

Register Here 

 

Wyndham  

Werribee

Tuesday evenings

Register Here 

 

  

Werribee

Thursday mornings

Register Here 

 

REGIONAL 

  

 

Ballarat 

Wendouree 

Wednesday mornings

Register Here 

 

Sebastopol  

Wednesday evenings

Register Here 

Maryborough 

Maryborough 

Wednesday evenings

Register Here 

 

ONLINE 

  

 

Online 

Zoom 

Monday mornings

Register Here 

 

  

Zoom 

Thursday evenings 

Register Here 

 

 

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