Western Crusaders

Western Crusaders - We Are One


Our club is located at Henry Turner Oval, Cnr Farnsworth Ave and Maribyrnong Blvd, Footscray

To play football with the Senior Crusaders, Junior Crusaders, or our women’s team The Western Foxes, email wcrusaders@gmail.com or visit our website www.westerncrusaders.com.au.

You can also see upcoming games and events, recruitment info, and club news on Facebook:

History of the Crusaders and Foxes

The Western Crusaders is an American Football club based in Footscray, west of Melbourne, founded in 1998. Initially fielding a senior men’s team, the club since expanded to include both a junior team and a women’s team (the Western Foxes).

The club has a proud history of success that includes three senior men’s championships (1999, 2000 & 2007), one women’s championship (2013) and one junior championship (2013).

In 2013, the Senior Cru made the playoffs, whilst the Foxes – the first full kit women’s gridiron team in Victoria – were undefeated for the season, going on to claim the inaugural Gridiron Victoria Women’s League title. The Junior Cru lost just one game for the 2013 season, before storming to victory in the Junior Vic Bowl.

As a club, we strive to foster a positive culture and atmosphere both on and off the field. Our slogan is “We Are One” – a philosophy that emphasizes teamwork, spirit, inclusion, loyalty, and club unity. We value players of all shapes, sizes, and athletic abilities — what’s most important to us in a player or coach is work ethic and team spirit.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the Cru or Foxes in any capacity, be it as a player, official, spectator or sponsor, please contact us at wcrusaders@gmail.com or visit our website at www.westerncrusaders.com.au.


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11 Responses to Western Crusaders

  1. Mary Phin says:

    I am just writing to ask who won the raffle draw that was supposed to be drawn on the 12th September 2010.
    Thanking you
    Mary Phin

  2. Tyson Garnham says:


    I won the raffle that was drawn on the 12th of September,

  3. jason daryl cowman says:

    to who it may concern,
    I’m writting in to say that I’m interested in joining the fine team of western crusaders, i haven’t played professionally before but have wanted to play gridiron for a long time. please get back to me on what i have to do to join up and play. regards jason cowman

  4. Allen Cazar says:

    To Jason Cowman,

    Come visit the ground and do training with the juniors (if you are under 18). We train every Wednesday and Friday at 6-8:30pm

  5. joseph johnson says:

    i left tis comment on the wcrusaders website but i a m yet to hear a response and i need one soon so…
    I am 16 and considering going to a wednesday training session on 20th of october i was wondering whether i need to bring pads and a helmet? and if so where would it be best to buy them from?

  6. Adam O'Rourke says:

    Hi, i am interested in playing in Victoria. I have experiance in playing in the U.S. With texas A&M as defensive and offensive tackle. I am currently located in NSW however will be relocating to sunbury before christmas and looking for a team. I need to replace my helmet, so what color do i need? Secondly do you have a summer and winter season? And how many devisions are there?

  7. danlevin says:

    Hi Adam,

    The color of your helmet depends on the team you choose to play for. The Crusaders helmet is white. We have a winter season for seniors and a spring season for juniors. There is only 1 division at this stage.

  8. i am just writing to you because i am interested in playing for western crusaders. I have experiance in playing in the U.S. i played in high school, in years 7 and 8, two years ago and in a club as a wide receiver and a quarter back

  9. Brock Barta says:

    hi i am 15 and i am very interested in playing for the western crusaders, i have never played before but have played aussie rules and basketball for 5 years and always wanted to try, it would be great if you could get back to me with the details to join and getting equipment, regards Brock Barta

  10. Alex Maloney says:

    Hey my name’s Alex.

    I’m interested in playing for the Western Crusaders, currently live down in Bentleigh which is a way’s away but moving over that direction early next year. Am 17 years old, 18 in May, used to live in Canada and played casually when i was young, but not for a team. Been playing Aussie Rules AFL for Fitzroy for 4 years. Would love to get more details on your teams, when you play/train, when seasons start, how much it costs, what divisions/age categories there are etc etc….

    Thanks a lot,

    Alex Maloney

  11. Erik O'Loughlin says:

    Hey my name’s Erik

    I’m interested in playing for you next season.