What's it all about?

The Fathering Project’s Schools’ Program aims to positively promote the important role of fathers, and father figures, to the entire school community through the formation of school groups. The 'Edgemen' are Edgewater Primary School's fathering project group.

The Edgemen are coordinated by 5 local "Champion" dads who manage various activities and events across the year. They are not “Champion” Dads because they are perfect dads but because they are committed to championing the need for being better dads for the sake of their kids, their partners and the community. Their key role is to provide leadership and direction to the Edgemen, support fathers, father figures and Mums.

Their aim is to be an enjoyable, social group that builds interaction, knowledge and skills of fathers, and father figures, but most importantly is an opportunity for dads to get together in a relaxed, informal environment.

The types of activities undertaken by the Edgemen include;

  • Father and father activities (including father figures – like uncles, grandfathers, coaches, teachers, etc.)

  • Father and child activities.

  • Father and The Fathering Project activities.

  • Father and School activities.


The Edgemen, with the backing of the Fathering Project, aim to encourage and inspire fathers and father figures to become better dads for the sake of their children.

There are a lot of amazing not-for-profit organisations and government agencies that are doing a fantastic job at providing support services to those affected by issues such as crime, substance abuse, self-harm and suicide. The Fathering Project seeks to prevent issues from arising in the first place, rather than an interventionist approach to managing issues after they have occurred.

We are not hear to preach, we are about facilitating Father activities for fun, friendship and sharing of knowledge.