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Community Programs

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY KIA

The Bulldogs aim to make a positive impact in our community through leveraging the power of sport and in-particular rugby league.

We are the family club that unites and inspires. The Bulldogs have conducted broad community consultations to develop a community strategy that addresses local social needs. Throughout the collaborative process, the Bulldogs and the community identified the following community pillars.

• Community Cohesion
• Health & Wellness

The Bulldogs will be working closely with our community partners to deliver educational programs and football clinics.

The Bulldogs in the Community program has achieved enormous success assisting charitable causes and raising over one million dollars for charity, local community organisations and schools.

With the support of our community partners, we will continue to expand our reach and fulfil our goal of making a positive difference in people's lives.

COMMUNITY COHESION

GOAL: Leverage the power of sport to create a harmonious community by actively engaging and celebrating our proud diverse community.

• Actively promote and celebrate the benefits of diversity through community and business collaboration
• Actively showcase diversity and inclusivity across the Bulldogs region through, social media, events and match day activities
• Facilitate an inclusive and safe environment for young people utilising Bulldogs resources
• Proudly acknowledge the traditional owners of the land at major Bulldogs events
• Provide resources and acknowledge community organisations and schools effectively promoting Community Cohesion

PROGRAM: COMMUNITY MINDED KIDS

ABOUT: Motivating classroom students to be active in the Community.

PARTNERS:

• Canterbury League Club
• Community Minds Inc
• Western Sydney University
• CB City Council

TARGET GROUP:

• Primary school children aged 9-11
• Canterbury-Bankstown area

OUTCOMES:

• Increase community and civic participation among children
• Improved and increased community connectedness of students
• Increase engagement between Bulldogs and school children
• Increase participation in junior rugby league
• Increased sense of pride in community
• Shifting mindsets from deficit thinking to positive asset-based thinking

PARTICIPANTS:

• 2,400 primary school students

PROGRAM: WISE UP

ABOUT:

Connecting at risk students with support services

PARTNERS:

• NSW Police
• Lighthouse
• SES
• GWS Giants

TARGET GROUP:

• At risk high School students in LGA

OUTCOMES:

• Create a safe environment to discuss challenges with at risk youth
• Connect vulnerable students with support services

PARTICIPANTS

• On average 25 per term totalling 100 per year

PROGRAM: LILIAN LANE ARTS PRECINCT

ABOUT:

Crime prevention by environmental design

PARTNERS:

• CB City Council
• Vyva Entertainment
• Canterbury League Club

TARGET GROUP:

• Canterbury-Bankstown youth

OUTCOMES:

• Crime prevention through environmental design
• Youth engagement
• Community Activation
• Beautification of Belmore Sports Ground

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

GOAL: Increase the participation in sport and promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and improve mental health

• Increase the participation and engagement in sports
• Promote the benefits of exercise and healthy living to reduce obesity and improve mental health
• Delivery of fun and engaging Health and Wellness education programs
• Provide resources and acknowledge community organisations and schools effectively promoting healthy lifestyles

FLAGSHIP PROGRAM: ACTIVE BREED

ABOUT:

12 Week Health & Fitness program

PARTNERS:

• Western Sydney University
• Canterbury League Club
• Blooms The Chemist
• Primary Health Network
• University of Newcastle

TARGET GROUP:

• Men aged 35-64
• South West Sydney
• BMI of 25-42 kg/m2

OUTCOMES:

• Improve physical and mental health of participants
• Educate and improve participants health literacy
• Improve health and wellbeing of the participants family

PARTICIPANTS:

• 100

PROGRAM: SHE SUMMIT

ABOUT:

Inspire, empower and connect young girls to achievements through health, sport and education

PARTNERS:

• Western Sydney University
• Canterbury League Club
• Go Active
• Lebanese Muslim Association

TARGET GROUP:

• Young women from CALD backgrounds
• Western and South West Sydney

OUTCOMES:

• Empower young women with the knowledge that they have a choice when it comes to their future
• Increase participation organised sport
• Educate young women on the importance of physical health and mental wellbeing
• Plant seeds of pursuing higher education and attaining participants desired career

PARTICIPANTS:

• 300

PROGRAM: KIT UP OUR SCHOOLS

ABOUT:

In partnership with our community partners, local disadvantaged schools will be kitted out with new rugby league jerseys. Unfortunately, many local school are unable to afford playing gear and this inhibits students and schools from participating in rugby league activities. This initiative is in collaboration with our kit sponsor.

PARTNERS:

• Game Development Officers
• Classic Sportswear
• Local Schools

TARGET GROUP:

• Primary Schools
• High Schools

OUTCOMES:

• Increase participation in rugby league
• Promote school pride
• Encourage social engagement
• Utilise the power of sports to unify people

PARTICIPANTS:

• 100 local school students