Western Bulldogs Golden Opportunity

Bulldogs Program, 2018 (Photo courtesy of Lachie Fiegert)

An opportunity has opened up for local young teens interested in developing their confidence and leadership skills.

14 to 16-year-olds in the Ararat district with an interest in getting involved with their local community are being encouraged to nominate for the Western Bulldogs Leadership Project.

The program has been so successful it has continued to run in the region after two years, offering young people in the local community the opportunity to be challenged, to build leadership, teamwork, communication, goal setting and resilience skills.

Successful applicants will work alongside respected industry leaders, completing a community project and attending two camps, six workshops and a careers expo. 

Candidates need not be involved in sports, but must be committed to developing themselves and contributing to their community.

Year 10 Ararat College student, Brock Will, participated in the program in 2018. “I feel like I personally gained more confidence around people, being able to walk up to someone and start a conversation without feeling awkward,” Brock said.

Brock Will pictured top-right (Photo courtesy of Lachie Fiegert)

The program is an initiative of the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation in partnership with Ararat Rural City Council and Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network.

Council CEO Tim Harrison said, “After several years taking part, we highly recommend the program to any young person who is keen to better themselves and learn new skills.”

Nominations close on March 12. 

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For more information or assistance with your nomination, email foundation@westernbulldogs.com.au.