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MEDIA RELEASE - Western Bulldogs Project seeks young leaders for 2019

13 February 2019

If you know a young leader in your local community, now is your chance to nominate them to be a part of a dynamic youth program.

Nominations are now open for the Western Bulldogs Leadership Project for students aged between 14 and 16 in the Glenelg Shire.

Established by the Western Bulldogs and Glenelg Shire Council in 2014, The Western Bulldogs Leadership Project (formerly Whitten Project) offers unique opportunities for young people to build confidence, make new friends and develop skills that will enable them to become future leaders in their community.

The popular program, which received over 70 nominations last year, is delivered over an intensive six month period and focuses on building capacity in skills such as teamwork, communication, goal setting and resilience.

The state-wide program is currently implemented across 12 local government areas, including metropolitan and regional communities.

Previous program participant Maisie Sheehan was quick to encourage fellow youth to apply.

“Participating in the Western Bulldogs Leadership Project has been one of the most rewarding things I have done,” she said.

“I gained so much confidence in myself and my abilities and, as a result of our community project we completed, I now have a greater understanding and appreciation of just what it takes to support our local community.

“I also made some lifelong friends along the way. I would highly recommend other students across the Glenelg Shire to consider this fantastic opportunity.”

The Western Bulldogs Project is free and participants will be supported throughout the delivery of the project by the Glenelg Shire Council’s Youth Development team over the six month period.

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 28 February 2019. To learn more, or to apply, visit the Western Bulldogs website at

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