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Frank Vella | The impact of Sons of the West

Sons of the West participant Frank Vella details the impact of the program on his life.

4:35pm  Aug 14, 2019

Meh Poe: CALDplay gave me confidence

Arriving in Australia in 2016 with his family, CALDplay participant Meh Poe didn’t speak a word of English.

3:09pm  Aug 8, 2019

The power of the Leadership Project

Hayley Little gained business skills & knowledge through the WB Leadership Project

3:06pm  Jul 31, 2019

CDC Victoria

ComfortDelGro Corporation (CDC) Victoria is a key provider of essential transport services to over twelve million commuters across Victoria each year. Operating from six depots, with a fleet in excess of 440 buses and coaches, and over 750 employees, we link people, places and communities. 

CDC Victoria, via its related businesses CDC Melbourne, CDC Ballarat and CDC Geelong, is proudly committed to providing essential bus transport across the Western and Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and the Greater Cities of Ballarat and Geelong.

In Australia CDC is a major operator of commuter and charter bus services providing not just route services, but reliable and competitive charter services for schools, charities, sporting clubs, and various other recreational groups. 

Globally, ComfortDelGro is one of the largest land transport companies in the world. It has a global fleet of over 45,300 vehicles and operates in 7 countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and across 11 cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang and Chengdu.

CDC Victoria is proud to be a community partner of the Western Bulldogs. Giving back to the communities we serve is a core element of CDC Victoria’s ethos. Thus we are delighted to invest in the development, education and wellbeing of society generally, through the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation and its various programs.

For more information on CDC Victoria please visit

Programmed Integrated Workforce

Programmed Integrated Workforce are the Multicultural Partner of the Western Bulldogs, with an involvement in the annual Citizenship Ceremony, Unity Cup Final and Football Tournaments for new & emerging communities.

The first of its kind in the AFL, this new partnership confirms the Western Bulldogs as the ‘Community Club’ of the league.

Two community focused organisations, the Western Bulldogs and Programmed Integrated Workforce, share a commitment and a passion to provide opportunities for people from a diverse range of backgrounds to be included in our community.

The new association will support the Bulldogs to build on the Club’s ground breaking work with multicultural communities in Melbourne’s West.

Find out more information on Programmed Integrated Workforce.

Nexans Olex

Nexans Olex is the Principal Partner of the Fresh Program, providing young people from the western suburbs the best opportunity to improve their work life skills and educational opportunities.

Nexans Olex is one of the world's largest and most technically advanced manufacturers of power and energy cables, with over 65 years' experience in cable production in Australia.

Based locally in Tottenham, Nexans Olex are proud of its ongoing relationship with the Western Bulldogs community programs and the outstanding work that these programs undertake.

Find out more information on Nexans Olex.


Qenos is Australia’s sole manufacturer and leading supplier of world class polyethylene and polymers and is an integral part of Australia’s plastics industry, a major contributor to this nation’s economy, a progressive employer and a safe and responsible member of our local communities.

Based in Altona, Qenos are the Youth Supporter of the Fresh Program and provide specific mentoring and work place experience to students including further education and training scholarships.

Find out more information on Qenos.

Macquarie Sports

Macquarie Sports runs sporting clinics and associated programs for more than 8,000 children each year in sports including rugby league, rugby union, cricket, netball, basketball and AFL, using major sporting identities as both coaches and role models.

The programs aim to enhance the fitness and well-being of young people, by providing positive role models to inspire and motivate young people to strive to do their best.

Macquarie Sports are proud partner of the ‘Freshen Up’ Sports and health program, where Fresh students participate to increase education and improve their lifestyles.

For more information on Macquarie Sports.


Netflow is a joint venture between Plenary Group and Cintra, bringing together two leading global developers and managers of infrastructure to provide competitive offerings for road projects across Australia. 

The Netflow Western Roads Upgrade consortium – comprising Plenary and Cintra as joint project sponsors and SPV managers, Plenary as financial arranger, WBHO Infrastructure as design and construction lead, and the Amey Broadspectrum joint venture as services contractor – is contracted by the Victorian Government to finance, design, build and maintain the $1.8 billion Western Roads Upgrade project for 23 years.

For more information on Netflow.