The Sons of the West turn 10

Bulldogs players Bailey Dale and Buku Khamis at the SOTW 10th anniversary launch. (Provided)

The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation has celebrated 10 years of its leading Sons of the West (SOTW) health and wellbeing program, and is now on the lookout for participants from Brimbank to join.

SOTW is a free 10-week program facilitated by the Foundation in partnership with local councils and community health services across Victoria.

The program is aimed at men aged 18 and above, and strives to empower men to make their health and wellbeing a priority by giving them the tools and knowledge.

Bulldogs chief executive Ameet Bains said the program has significant benefits for physical health, mental health and a real sense of connection and belonging to those who participate.

Brett Patriekos said participating in SOTW was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

“I really enjoyed the program – what it taught us around being men in today’s society and the role that we play was a key take away,” he said.

“The exercise routines were great … and just the comradery, and learning more about community really made it a great program”

SOTW will arrive in Brimbank with a St Albans session set to be delivered from 6.30-8.30pm starting on Wednesday, March 6

Taking a week off for Easter, the program will conclude on Thursday, May 13.