Sons of the West

Kick start your healthy lifestyle

Are you interested in learning about your health, getting active, making new friends and being involved in your local community? Then Sons of the West is for you! 

Facilitated by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation in partnership with local councils and community health services across Victoria, Sons of the West is a free 10-week health program for men.

With the 2021 program already successfully completed for participants across a number of council areas in the West of Melbourne and Victoria, new programs will be commencing in July - August 2021 specifically in Horsham and Whittlesea.

Benefits in joining Sons of the West 

  • Learn about health with experts covering topics including nutrition, mental health, gender equity and masculinity
  • Get active with a range of exercises to meet everyone’s fitness levels
  • Get involved with a community of great people and meet other local guys
  • Loads of giveaways and incentives throughout the program including customised Sons of the West incentives and the chance to win signed merchandise from the Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Plenty of support along the way

What do people say about SOTW?

“After the first few weeks on the program, I noticed a change in my weight and family also commented on the change in my general wellbeing. I now have regular medical checks, I’m more outgoing and reduced my weight significantly thus reducing potential health issues later in life. Sons of the West change my life for the good and will continue to further on into the future” Mike Dunne, Sons of the West Participant.

"My nephew suggested I join him on a men's health program called Sons of the West (SOTW) as I was not kind to my health in the past. From the first session the SOTW challenged us to go for a health check. It was later confirmed that I had Diabetes. The doctor also ordered a test for my heart called an ECG. To my surprise, I was told that sometime in the past I had a heart attack. Really?! I could not believe it. I had no noticeable symptoms. I was admitted to Western Private Hospital where three stents were inserted to clear a totally blocked artery attached to my heart. This is all thanks to the Sons of the West program. I can honestly say my family and I are grateful to all who work tirelessly to bring about such great outcomes, thank you". Anthony Camilleri, Sons of the West Participant.

Who can join?

Sons of the West is open to men aged 18 and over who live in Horsham and Whittlesea.

Please note the 2021 program has already been completed in Ballarat, Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melton and Wyndham. To express interest in future SOTW programs click HERE.

Register Now

Register for the 2021 Sons of the West program in Horsham or Whittlesea below.



Wednesday evenings starting July 14th

Register Here



Tuesday evenings starting August 17th 

Register Here


For further information email

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