Evaluation of the Western Bulldogs Sons of the West Program

Project Details


This project aimed to evaluate the Western Bulldogs Sons of the West Program ripple effects- to better understand the intended and unintended effects on its men’s participants and beyond.

Key Expertise Provided:

  • Evidence informed practice: conducting an evaluation to building the evidence about what makes the Western Bulldogs Sons of the West Program work.
  • Research Translation: Working with Western Bulldogs utilise evidence into practice


Qualitative interviews and focus group discussion


Given that men still suffer from high rates of preventable disease, this evaluation provides evidence that Professional sporting organisations (Australian Football Club’s) can provide a channel to facilitate men’s health and build community capital.


August 2018 Primary Health Care Research Conference / Australian Journal of Primary Health – winner Research paper – Western Bulldogs Sons of the West Program: Creating Community

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Policy

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