Help us lead by example
You can donate any amount from as little as $2. Your donation is tax-deductible, and no matter how big or small, matters. Donate $20 to chip in, $500 to cover the cost of a small project and $2000-$5000 for one of our bigger goals. By helping us continue to develop our club, our people, and be an example in our community, you're helping promote the participation of women and youth in sport, as well as helping break the stigma of mental health and LGBTIQ+ people. Yes, access to sport really does have that big of an impact on our community!
The Perth Broncos participate in a number of free health promotion programs that address alcohol and drugs, youth participation, women's participation, healthy eating, fair play, mental health, LGBTIQ+ issues. These include GoodSports, True Sport, the Welcome Here Project, KidSport and Play by the Rules. These programs give us plenty of free resources, but training and events come at a price:
Sport is for everyone
It doesn't matter how or why you do it - enjoying a healthy lifestyle and being part of a community should be accessible to everyone. Sometimes it's not so easy to participate. Barriers, whether actual or perceived, come in many forms including financial, social and psychological. At the Perth Broncos, we've seen first hand how knowing about these barriers, and encouraging people to ask for assistance, enables them to enjoy being part of the club. We've helped younger members access local government funding to pay fees, we've organised car-pools to training for members that don't drive, and we've developed action plans for players with medical needs. These are some small examples of how we've helped people that otherwise couldn't participate to find a way.
American Football (Gridiron) is a minority sport in Australia, and we rely on membership fees and volunteers to operate. Our members bear the costs of league fees and personal equipment, which can be a barrier to participation. Most of the club's income goes toward hiring our facility and grounds and purchasing and maintaining club equipment. Our coaches and support staff give their time freely and rely on their own professional and personal experiences to support our members on and off the field. We have a network of volunteers that work together to find ways to make our events and activities as accessible and inclusive as we can.
There are some barriers that are harder to overcome, and that's where your funding comes in. What about the individuals that never get to ask for help because they don't know that our club is a safe and welcoming place? They may want to participate in sport, but don't feel safe enough to join in. What about the requests for assistance that our coaches and volunteers don't know how to deal with? They may want to help, but lack the knowledge and resources to do so. What about the volunteers that want to contribute, but lack the ability or skills to do so in a way that's fulfilling to them?
Who we are
Established in 1988, the Perth Broncos American Football (Gridiron) Club is one of the oldest gridiron clubs in Western Australia. We are proud of our inclusive culture and count approximately 100 players, alumni, community volunteers, supporters and their families amongst our diverse membership.
American Football is played in the Summer season in Western Australia - the off-season for popular sports like AFL and Rugby. Our club provides an opportunity for individuals to be part of an active community all year, especially during the holiday season which can be a challenging time for some.
Find out more
You'll find us at Lightning Park, Della Rd, Noranda WA from August-February each year. We invite people of all abilities and football experience, that would like to play, volunteer or spectate, to visit us and see what makes the Broncos more than just a football club.