The Western Bulldogs will not return to the region in 2018 after the club announced its plans for its community camp.
The club will continue its commitment to Ballarat with a two-day visit while 2017 venue Horsham was replaced by Hamilton for next year.
Players will visit schools and run football clinics in both cities with the schedule aligning with the Bulldogs’ JLT Series match against Hawthorn at Mars Stadium on March 3.
Both camps will take place in the days prior to the match in a change from this year, when the club visited Ballarat and Horsham in February.
The Bulldogs will be regular visitors to Ballarat with two home and away games scheduled for Mars Stadium for the first time in 2018.
They will host the Gold Coast Suns in a round seven clash on May 5 before returning for a battle against Port Adelaide on July 29.
More information about the activities planned during the community camps will be released early in 2018.