The Bogotá Bulldogs’ slogan is “From a Kick to a Club” - what started as a kick in the park amongst mates in 2015 has grown into a true footy club, nestled 2800 metres closer to the stars. Everyone is welcome and wanted with the doggies. We are building a community open to any and all skill levels and experiences - for anyone in Bogotá who is looking for a sporting Saturday afternoon.
The club formed and started running kicking and training sessions for Colombians, Australians, and other expats in response to a challenge from the Santiago Saints (Chile’s national team) - to play an international AFL match in 2016.
The Bulldogs won that first “Andes Cup” and hasn’t looked back. We elected a committee, started regular training sessions and prepared to retain the Andes Cup in 2017 in an away match against Chile.
Since then the club has affiliated with the Fundacion Buen Punto in order to run an AFL training program based on the “Football for Peace” methodology for Colombian children in state care (we call them “Kanguritos” or “Little Kangaroos”) for this we received a grant from the Australian Government’s Direct Aid program. We also started a three team domestic league based in Bogotá which had its inaugural Grand Final in June 2018.
In 2019 we began a training a programme for women and girls that has seen us launch the first women’s team on the continent and now has 22 Colombians involved. The “Wujeres” took on a composite US/EU team in May 2019 and won their inaugural international match.
If you grew up footy-mad, fell in love with the sport recently, or have never heard of it before come along learn something new and make some mates along the way. Woof woof!
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