Our journey so far... 2016 - 2022
Lots of great students for this year's program! We enjoyed a very special video from Caleb Daniel.
Jone, our winner from the 2020 season, was our guest speaker. Her mum was brave enough to make a speech too. Well done!
Fantastic bags of goodies including a beanie, drink bottle and book. Plus so much more.
The kids couldn't wait to start modelling their new gear.
And show off their new books.
This year we welcomed back one of our favourite players, Caleb Daniel, and were introduced to newcomer, Riley Garcia.
Ballarat Mayor, Cr. Ben Taylor welcomed the 108 students from six different Ballarat primary schools to the program. This is the most participants we have had so far!
Learning how to use the Bulldogs Read website.
Caleb and Riley took time to chat with the Bulldogs Read participants and autograph gifts provided by the Western Bulldogs Football Club and Ballarat Libraries.
We are ready for a great year ahead, not only for the Bulldogs Read Program, but for a fantastic season for the Western Bulldogs Football Club. GO DOGS!
Andrew McDonald, the author of the Real Pigeons series, shared stories of writing his earliest books and so much un-Real information about pigeons.
Bulldogs Read Program 2019 launched by Caleb Daniel, Tim English and Billy Gowers. What great role models!
The players shared the importance of being able to read and write, as a skill the participants will need for life, even if they become a famous footballer.
Alana, Eve and Gianna meet Caleb, Tim and Billy at the 2019 launch.
Lily, Anaiah and Rephaiah have their new caps autographed.
Ballarat's Mars Stadium
Bulldogs vs Brisbane
Our students in the Guard of Honour.
Here comes our team!
At the game
Skype sessions with players
At Bulldogs HQ Ballarat
To a game... on the train
VLine donated travel for us and our families so that we could watch the Bulldogs play at Marvel Stadium. Thanks VLine!
Whitten Oval visit
Watching the players train
Receiving prizes for great review writing
Running on to Whitten Oval - we've never done this before!
Meeting the players
Alicia Sometimes is a poet and a writer. She worked with Nicole Hayes to put together A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017 showcasing some star players of the first year of the AFLW season. The students enjoyed this event, especially the poetry slam and poem about a footballer who lost his shorts.
More prizes for review writing
The Bulldogs Read Program 2019 major prize winner received a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, football and a fully autographed Western Bulldogs jumper.
Final Event - Inflatables
Bulldogs @ Marvel Stadium vs Essendon
Well done Dhilan and Lillian who received special books from Julie from the Ballarat Library and Brett Goodes from the Bulldogs as part of the Bulldogs Read Program.
Both students received the awards for their excellent book reviews. Dhilan and Lillian received their awards the Bulldogs HQ earlier this week during our Skype session.