Community Cohesion

GOAL: Leverage the "Bulldogs effect" to create a harmonious community by actively engaging and celebrating diversity

• 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

FLAGSHIP PROGRAM: BE ALL IN

ABOUT:

Encouraging social harmony through sport.

PARTNERS

• Western Sydney University
• Liverpool City, CB City, Cumberland Councils
• Barnardos Australia
• Mission Australia
• Metro Assist | LMA
• White Ribbon Australia

TARGET GROUP

• Disadvantaged schools in Western and South West Sydney
• Newly arrived refugees settling into schools
• 12 High schools within local community

OUTCOMES

• Collaboration with WSU and community organisations across multiple regions
• Improve student confidence by providing an avenue to meet and make new friends
• Improve school attendance
• Build community harmony
• Provide educational pathways
• Create a sense of belonging through sports
• Winner: NRL Community Program of the Year (2017)

PARTICIPANTS

• 240

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: STREET OUTREACH

ABOUT

Youth Drop In Centre at Bulldogs HQ.

PARTNERS

• Youth Off The Streets
• Barnados Australia

TARGET GROUP

• At risk youth aged 12-24
• CALD young people

OUTCOMES

• Facilitate an environment where young people feel safe
• Engage and motivate young people to identify their values, strengths and passions
• Improve young people's understanding of society and opportunities available
• Foster relationships between young people and youth services
• Strengthen the young people's sense of community such as being part of sports Club supporters group

PARTICIPANTS

• Average 40 young people per week totalling 2,080

PROGRAM: INDIGENOUS PATHWAYS EXPO

ABOUT

Connecting indigenous peoples with educational and career pathway options.

PARTNERS

• Canterbury League Club
• NSW Rugby League
• NRL
• M&J Chickens

TARGET GROUP

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait students
• Western and South West Sydney

OUTCOMES

• Engage up to 1000 Indigenous high school students with education on opportunities post high school
• Connect higher education providers with indigenous youth
• Connect employers with indigenous youth seeking employment after completing high school

PARTICIPANTS

• 1000 high 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

PROGRAM: KIDS SAY NO

ABOUT

Educating at-risk youth

PARTNERS

• Belmore PCYC

TARGET GROUP

• High Schools

OUTCOMES

• Reduce participant involvement in crime
• Increase attendance for PCYC Case Management
• Improve relationships between police and Young People
• Raise awareness and educate Young People on DV

PROGRAM: MOVIE NIGHTS

ABOUT

A social night out for carers and people living with disabilities

PARTNERS

• Participate Australia

TARGET GROUP

• People living with disabilities & their families

OUTCOMES

• Providing safe space for families to enjoy a movie