Who we are
More than just a football club, the Western Bulldogs has a long-standing history as the community club of the AFL. The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation is the community services arm of the club and we exist to deliver innovative and engaging community services for individuals and families residing in Victoria’s West.
What we do
Through the delivery of targeted programs, we are able to provide people in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and Western Region of Victoria with the tools to succeed and thrive within their community. Like our players, or community is courageous, strong and resilient but some just need a hand to take the next step. That’s where we come in. The Club is central to the community of Victoria’s west, and the Foundation plays a pivotal role in helping our people reach their full potential, and ensuring they are accepted regardless of their gender, ability, race or faith.
How we do it
We believe that sport is one of the most powerful tools to bring together and connect people. We leverage our privileged position to utilise the Bulldogs brand as a platform to engage a wide range of participants and positively influence their lives. But that is only one part of the equation…To ensure our programs are as effective and accessible as possible, we work with key government, corporate and community agencies from all over Victoria’s West to deliver our programs to over 3,500 people annually. Furthermore, through our partnership with Victoria University, our programs are consistently evaluated to ensure our content and delivery methods are run according to best practice and are meeting the needs of our communities. At the WBCF we recognise that the West is a diverse community with varying needs. To ensure our programs are reflective of the needs of those within our backyard, we have worked tirelessly to identify and perfect our program delivery across 4 key pillars including Health & Wellbeing, Youth Leadership & Diversity and Social Inclusion and Community Advocacy.