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eagles in the community

The West Coast Eagles is proud to have the support of its principal community partner BHP Billiton

Together, we aim to promote the importance of education and healthy lifestyle across WA by using the popularity of AFL as a tool to engage young people.

Background

The West Coast Eagles have been actively supporting the WA community since the club’s inception in 1986.

Recognising the club’s position as a social and community leader, we are constantly striving to increase the ways we can positively contribute to our state. 

From helping to develop and grow our national game, improving educational and social outcomes among our youth or raising much needed funds for local charities, the West Coast Eagles is committed to giving back to the WA community. 

Our community strategy is divided in to five key areas: charitable partnerships, grassroots football, schools and education, Indigenous programs and other community endeavours.

Click here to view our community programs booklet

Charitable Partnerships

The West Coast Eagles Football Club is philanthropically minded, committed to supporting the issues that impact our society as a whole. In fulfilling this vision, the club has developed charity partnerships with the Cancer Council WA, Telethon, David Wirrpanda Foundation, Tabitha Foundation and Coats For A Cause.

Throughout the year we support these charities in a number of ways, from player appearances to major fundraising campaigns with the aim of increasing awareness and support for these worthy causes.

Grassroots Football

Football is more than just a game; it is the fabric around which our society is built. 

Australian football is at the heart of the Western Australian culture and acts as a way to bring people from all walks of life together.

We see it as our responsibility to help foster interest and the development of our great game both now and for future generations. 

In supporting and contributing to grass roots football we aim to help build and nurture a sustainable community while assisting to improve the health and well being of Western Australians through promoting and facilitating healthier lifestyles.

 

Schools and Education

Today’s youth are our future both on and off the field.  

The popularity of AFL amongst the younger generation makes it a valuable tool in engaging with students and achieving positive educational outcomes through sport.

The club supports a number of educational programs which look to encourage participation at school as well as promoting important life messages.

 

Indigenous Programs

The West Coast Eagles Football Club is committed to offering WA’s Indigenous youth the opportunity to grow.

The club runs its Kicking Goals and Indigenous Leadership Programs which both combine sport and education, whilst teaching the importance of health and life skills.

The club also proudly recognises the contribution of Indigenous Australians to the AFL competition by celebrating Indigenous Round each year with a dedicated match which includes fundraising for the David Wirrpanda Foundation.