Registrations are now open for multiple Western Bulldogs Community Foundation programs for 2020. 

The Sons of the West men’s health program and three youth programs – the Youth Leadership Project, GOAL African Mentoring Program and Nallei-Jerring Indigenous Leadership Program – are now accepting nominations.


Sons of the West

Sons of the West is a free health program aimed at engaging men across Victoria’s west in simple, healthy activities to boost their health.

Men aged 18 years or older who live, work or recreate in the region can nominate for the 10-week program.

This year marked the sixth edition of the program, which began in 2013.

For more information, or to register, click here.


Youth Leadership Project

The Western Bulldogs Leadership Project is open to males and females aged between 14 and 16 who live within different regions in Victoria’s west.

More than 90 students took part in the program in 2019.

The six-month program offers unique opportunities for young people to build confidence, make new friends and develop skills that will enable them to become leaders in their community. 

For more information, or to register, click here.

GOAL African Mentoring Program

For the second year, the Bulldogs will run the GOAL African Mentoring Program for students with an African background aged 13 to 15 

The 12-week development and mentoring program reached 30 students in 2019.

It is designed to support African Australian youth in Melbourne’s western suburbs by connecting participants with AFL, AFLW and community mentors.

For more information, or to register, click here.

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Participants Graduate GOAL Program

Bulldogs Media takes you behind the scenes of the inaugural GOAL graduation, a Western Bulldogs Community Foundation program which aimed to improve engagement, employment and training outcomes for African Australian youth living in the west.

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Nallei-Jerring Indigenous Leadership Program

The Nallei-Jerring Indigenous Leadership Program aims to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people by providing an exciting range of life, cultural and sport experiences in which to learn and develop from. 

It is open to male and female students between the ages of 12 and 16, across six regions in Melbourne’s west.

The four-month program runs from May to August, designed to build connections and explore culture and identity.

For more information, or to register, click here.