Wests Lions launch foundation to boost investment in Women’s and Colts Programs

Wednesday, 30th May 2018


Wests Lions has today announced that it is launching the Wests Lions Foundation, which has been created to raise money for future Colts and Women’s programs. 

In partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, the Wests Lions Foundation provides the Club with the ability to access charitable status, allowing it to raise much needed funds through tax deductible donations (Link here).

The two key pillars of the Wests Lions Foundation are the Colts and future Women’s program, with investment targeted for equipment, academies and specialist coaching. 

Wests President, Angus McKerchar, said that the club was proud to launch the Wests Lions Foundation.

“Our Colts are a key component in the ongoing strength of our club and re-launching a Women's Senior team in 2019 is part of ensuring our junior women have a pathway into our senior club too.”

“The club has been working hard to establish a relatively young colt’s team this year, and the progress the team has already made in 2018, has been really pleasing.  We’re excited about re-establishing a women’s team in 2019. We’re very proud of the work that Wests Juniors have done to develop girls and boys programs over the last few years. This gives us a great platform to build on” said McKerchar.

“The Wests Rugby Foundation is going to give us the funds to continue to strengthen the transition from junior to senior football  by investing in our players development.”

"As a community organisation, this foundation is one of the initiatives we are implementing to embed ourselves deeper into the Belconnen region and strengthen the game of rugby for everyone."

The Foundation will be officially launched at the Pride Ball on 2 June in front of over 270 attendees who are expected to don their finest for one of the biggest nights on the club’s social calendar.

The Wests Family will be able to pledge their support on the night and receive their tax deductible receipt before the end of the financial year.

Donations can also be made by clicking here at any time during the year.