Daughters and Sons of the West

“I have loved every single week and cannot remember when I have laughed so much and enjoyed physical activity. The spirit amongst the group has been so positive and welcoming” – DotW participant.

“I looked forward to each week and attended 9 sessions. I found it inspirational and encouraging to keep trying with exercise” – DotW participant.

 

The Sons of the West and Daughters of the West programs are physical and mental health sessions delivered by Brimbank City Council in partnership with Western Bulldogs Community Foundation. The program is no charge.

Both programs run for 10-weeks. Through health education and physical activities, they're designed to give you the tools to live a healthy, active, and happy life.

The programs provide a safe and inclusive space with qualified professionals to help and support you.

The programs cater for all abilities, backgrounds, and fitness levels. We welcome anyone in Brimbank who wants to be healthier, happier and more socially connected!  

Daughters of the West

Daughters of the West has finished for 2018. 2018 was the first year Brimbank Council delivered Daughters of the West.

48 women graduated after attending the 10-weeks of health and physical activity sessions. The participants loved the social outlet the program provided and many took a lot away from the mental health, inspirational women and nutrition sessions.

Sons of the West

Sons of the West has finished for 2018. 

Over 40 Brimbank men graduated. 18 were "new Sons of the West". 22 returned for their second and third years. It was great to see so many Brimbank men committed to getting healthier and active!

Highlights included inspiring and educational talks on refugee settlement, overcoming prostate cancer and the effects of mental health issues.

The participants also enjoyed the group training sessions and an introduction to yoga class.

Many participants meet up regularly through the Watergardens Heart Foundation Walking Group which depart from the Watergardens Shopping Centre information desk every Thursday at 7pm.

We want to grow Sons of the West and are looking to run the program again in 2019.

Expressions of Interest Now Open

We want to deliver and grow the Daughters and Sons of the West programs in 2019.

Express your interest by emailing sport@brimbank.vic.gov.au with your

  • name
  • suburb
  • phone number 
  • email. 

This doesn't guarantee your position in the next program, but we'll contact you when registrations open. Otherwise stay tuned for more information in early 2019.

Alternatively you can call Sport and Recreation on 9249 4526 for more information.

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Next review date: 
3 July 2018