Western Crusaders

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

To play football with the Senior Crusaders (Women/Men), Junior Crusaders, email wcrusaders@gmail.com or visit our facebook page Crusaders Football.

History of the Crusaders

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 club has a proud history of success that includes four senior men’s championships (1999, 2000, 2007 & 2017), two women’s championships (2013 & 2014) and one junior championship (2013).

In 2013, the mens team made the playoffs, whilst the womens team – 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 Crusaders in any capacity, be it as a player, official, spectator or sponsor, please contact us at wcrusaders@gmail.com or visit Crusaders Football.


JV, Seniors, Womens