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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 four key areas: charitable partnerships, grassroots football, schools and education and diversity programs.

Click here to view our community programs booklet

Charitable Partnerships


The West Coast Eagles Football Club is philanthropically minded and committed to addressing 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, Wirrpanda Foundation, Tabitha Foundation and Foodbank WA.

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 Western Australia's culture and serves as a vehicle to bring together people from all walks of life together.

We see it as our responsibility to advance the development of our great game 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 by promoting and facilitating healthier lifestyles.

 

Schools and Education


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

The popularity of AFL among 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 seek to encourage participation at school and promote 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 coordinates its Kicking Goals and Indigenous Leadership Programs which champion the value of sport and education while also teaching critical health and life skills.

The club also proudly recognises the contribution Indigenous Australians make to the AFL by celebrating the Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round each year with a dedicated curtain raiser benefiting the Wirrpanda Foundation.