Active Breed is a 12-week program focused on encouraging men to improve their physical and mental health and lose weight through a series of weekly education and exercise sessions.
The Bulldogs have always had a strong tradition in connecting with the community and working together in regard to addressing health and wellness and any lack of activity amongst men addressing health issues.
The club partnered with community organisations who specialise in these areas. A key partner is Western Sydney University. The University themselves identified a need to speak to other partners, including Primary Health Network and Blooms the Chemist to develop a program that will help address men's health.
Each session will run for approximately 90 minutes and will focus on topics including:
• Weight loss
• Physical activity
• Dietary intake
• Mental health
Practical exercise sessions will cater to all fitness levels and will include football skills and drills, supervised gym sessions and small-sided social games.
The sessions are held at and around Belmore Sports Ground and will be run by health experts, Active Breed coaches and Bulldogs legends.
The club decided to run the sessions at Belmore because a lot of the men that participate in the program are Bulldogs supporters and understand the history and success of the club.