Nominations Open – The Whitten Project program


The Whitten Project inspires the next generation of leaders for the West, providing a group of Year 9 and 10 boys and girls an exciting range of life, civic and sporting experiences through the Western Bulldogs.

Over a seven month period commencing in April 2014, selected young leaders will take part in a diverse range of activities and excursions investigating leadership, personal development and civic responsibilities.

Young Leaders will participate in sessions across a range of elite sporting environments including the AFL, Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Vixens, exploring leadership styles and life-skills including self-awareness, relationships, goal setting, resilience, support networks, team work, developing people and encouraging others.

Participants will work closely with local councils to discuss civic leadership and complete a Community Leadership Project to make a positive impact in their local community.

The Whitten Project is now calling for young leaders who have demonstrated leadership in their community. Watch this video to find out more.

This is a leadership focused program and young leaders do not need to be good at sport, only willing to participate in basic physical activities, be eager to learn and motivated to contribute to the community.

To be eligible for The Whitten Project, young leaders need to be enrolled or eligible to enrol in Years 9 or 10, under the age of 16 on the 1st January 2014 and reside within Maribyrnong City Council, Melton City Council, Hobsons Bay City Council or Brimbank City Council.

For more information about The Whitten Project and how to nominate, please click here.

If you know young leaders who want to contribute, learn and would benefit from The Whitten Project, please nominate them now!  Click here for the online nomination form.

Nominations close midnight Sunday 16 March, 2014.

Read about the journey and personal experiences of past Whitten Project graduates below.