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MEDIA RELEASE - Nominate young leaders for Western Bulldogs Leadership Project

15 February 2017

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If you know a young leader who wants to connect and contribute to their local community, now is your chance to nominate them to be a part of a dynamic leadership program.

Nominations are now open for the Western Bulldogs Leadership Project, an education program which provides opportunities for years nine and ten students in the Glenelg Shire to grow as leaders in their community.

Established by the Western Bulldogs in 2013, the program, which was formerly known as the Whitten Project, enables young people to learn from respected industry leaders, build capacities in leadership, teamwork and communication and make new friends.

Previous program participant Sidney Dent said that the program had been incredibly rewarding and had no hesitations in recommending the program to other aspiring young leaders.

“It is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” she said.

“The program is really focused on self-development and what skills you as an individual need as a leader, rather than what skills every leader needs. I learnt so much about myself, I would go back and experience it all again in a heartbeat.”

“I would encourage any eligible students to take the time to apply for the program.”

The Whitten Project is free and participants will support the delivery of the Glenelg Shire Council’s Community Leadership Project over a six month period.

This is the fourth year that Glenelg Shire will be participating in the popular program, with over 60 nominations received for last year’s program.

Interested individuals are encouraged to self-nominate or to ask a school teacher, sport or community club member, or council staff member to assist.

Nominations close Friday March 3 2017.

To learn more, or to apply, visit the Western Bulldogs website at

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