As a proud partner of the Western Bulldogs, Victoria University (VU) congratulates the team on reaching the 2015 Finals Series and wishes them the best of luck for their Finals Week 1 clash against the Adelaide Crows at the MCG this Saturday.
This will be the Bulldogs first finals campaign since 2010 and also a big first for Bulldogs player and VU student, Mitch Wallis. As well as being a talented mid-fielder, Mitch is currently studying for a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). With VU’s flexibility, athlete support program and exceptional sports training facilities, he is kicking goals on and off the field.
Making the finals rounds out an outstanding year both for the Bulldogs and VU. Most notably there has been an escalation of our collaborative research program. Overseen by ISEAL and led by the joint appointment of two sports scientists there are now more 20 students working on research projects within the Bulldogs focussing on topics such as Talent Selection, Development and Coaching Practice, and Performance Analytics.
VU and the Bulldogs have also joined forces on a number of sponsored matches this season. In May, Moondani Balluk, Victoria University’s Indigenous Academic Unit, collaborated with the Western Bulldogs to provide a Welcome to Country and an Indigenous musician for the VU-sponsored Bulldogs game in the AFL Indigenous round. Just last month we created a vibrant multicultural atmosphere with Chinese lion dancers for the VU-sponsored Bulldogs game in the AFL Multicultural round.
To celebrate the team’s success and the value of the relationship with VU, staff and students of the university can show their VU ID card to receive 10% off Western Bulldogs finals merchandise.