The Western Crusaders are an American Football club based in Footscray, west of Melbourne.
Founded in 1998, the club has since expanded to include a Women’s, Colt’s (U19) and Junior Varsity (U15) team.

The club has a proud history of success that includes five Senior Men’s championships, four Women’s championships and one Colts championship. For the first time in Gridiron Victoria history, our club holds both the men’s and women’s state championship title.

Our junior program is continuing to grow and we are proud of the strong community partnerships we have developed through our school programs at Maribyrnong College and Footscray City College.

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.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the us in any capacity, be it as a player, official, spectator or sponsor, please contact us at