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.
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.
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, Legacy WA 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.
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.
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.
The West Coast Eagles, in partnership with the AFL, have developed various community development and engagement programs and diversity initiatives, designed to engage culturally and linguistically diverse populations including multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups.
The club supports the Kicking Goals and co-ordinates the Aboriginal Leadership Program which champion the value of sport and education while also teaching critical health and life skills. One of the multicultural initiatives, the AFL Multicultural Schools Program, primary objective is to assist migrant and refugee communities to access and participate in Australian football.
The club also proudly recognises the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians make to the AFL by celebrating the Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round each year with a dedicated curtain raiser benefiting the Wirrpanda Foundation.