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  • This is terrific, this is what we need to be doing more of.

    Well done Wests Tigers


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    Over 4,000 Western Suburbs Junior League children and their parents braved the wet weather last night to collect their Wests Tigers Membership packs at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

    Matt Bell, Bodene Thompson and Matt Utai were on hand to help distribute the special packs that included a backpack and other Wests Tigers gear to the Western Suburbs juniors.

    The trio signed autographs and had pictures taken with a huge number of excited Junior League kids.

    The special Junior League Membership packs were arranged earlier in the year for any registered player in the Western Suburbs District.

    Western Suburbs Junior Rugby League CEO, Julie Luke wanted to recognise the effort that both the Junior League players and their parents put in every weekend.

    “It’s an initiative of the Western Suburbs Junior Rugby League to give something back to grassroots level of the game,” Luke said.

    “For many years children play our sport and we have concentrated probably on senior football and its time now to give back to the kids because they are our prime target in the game.

    “The idea was to open the pathway to the Wests Tigers and to ensure that they recognise the Wests Tigers as their feeder Club and their NRL Club.

    “So what better way to engage the fan than to offer a Junior Wests Tigers Membership?”

    The Wests Tigers would like to sincerely thank the parents and children who made it to the event, with very cold conditions not being ideal.

    The event was part of the Junior League Appreciation week that continues tonight with a special screening of Fast and the Furious 6, which will raise funds for grassroots footy.

    Tickets are available tonight at the screening, with the event getting underway at 6pm at Event Cinemas, Macarthur Square.

    For FULL DETAILS of the movie night, click here.

    Also at the game on Saturday night, the 16 junior clubs in the Western Suburbs district will feature in a lap of honour before the NRL game as well as playing during breaks between the four matches.

    Video included at link
    http://www.weststigers.com.au/news-display/Junior-League-Memberships-a-hit-with-Western-Suburbs-players/77517



  • “The idea was to open the pathway to the Wests Tigers and to ensure that they recognise the Wests Tigers as their feeder Club and their NRL Club.

    “So what better way to engage the fan than to offer a Junior Wests Tigers Membership?”

    Its about time.

    Membership - a feeling of belonging, something the kids can look up to

    Several years back balmain junior clubs began putting the WTs logo on their jerseys & shorts.

    We want these kids to be ours, they dont care much about Balmain or Wests.

    Things have started moving quickly out there it seems - good stuff



  • My kids were there as they all play in the Wests Junior League. The night was a shambles, 10 officials standing around doing nothing, whilst all the kids aged 6-13 were expected to sit for 2 hours doing NOTHING. They then collected their backpack, my kids are Members so they already have it. Poorly run event. Bell, Utai and Thompson seemed quite accommodating to the kids. But it wasn’t necessary to make all these parents drag their kids along in the cold, left to entertain themselves, collect a backpack and then go home. Fail



  • @tiga4eva:

    My kids were there as they all play in the Wests Junior League. The night was a shambles, 10 officials standing around doing nothing, whilst all the kids aged 6-13 were expected to sit for 2 hours doing NOTHING. They then collected their backpack, my kids are Members so they already have it. Poorly run event. Bell, Utai and Thompson seemed quite accommodating to the kids. But it wasn’t necessary to make all these parents drag their kids along in the cold, left to entertain themselves, collect a backpack and then go home. Fail

    Sit for 2 hours doing nothing? My young bloke and I were there for half hour tops.
    I will agree it was pretty poorly organised but I guess at least they are trying to do something for the juniors

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  • We were told to be there 4:30pm. We got our packs at 6:30, you were one of the lucky ones mate. Everybody we spoke to heading back to our cars fom all the different clubs were disappointed.



  • A junior league event being poorly organised? You are surprised by this? Junior league events have always been a bit shambolic in my time of involvement.

    Still a great initiative



  • I didn’t go but on of my coworkers who is a doggies supporter went and said it was the biggest waste of time and disappointment.Players did not engage with the kids an absolute shambles he said?


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