The West Coast Eagles is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of diversity through inclusion and support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
In 2014 the Club developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to demonstrate this commitment. The development of the RAP involved the review of all existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relations commitments, the formal establishment of a representative RAP working group, collaborative and consultative engagement of staff across our organisation, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and other key community and corporate stakeholders. In 2015 the Club implemented their second RAP, in partnership with the Wirrpanda Foundation, aiming to build on the first plan and expand on the existing commitments.
The second plan, being implemented from May 2015-May 2017, focuses on creating innovative opportunities to enhance the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non- Aboriginal people.
In partnership with the Wirrpanda Foundation and BHP Billiton, the Club also actively celebrates AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round, which is held during one fixture of the season each year.