COMMUNITY CARNIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS
Friday, 12 February 2010
The popularity of rugby league and the Wests Tigers was on show at Bradbury Oval in Campbelltown on Wednesday, February 10.
Wests Tigers players Chris Lawrence, Beau Ryan, Nu Akeripa and U20 players Sama Sauvao, Limoni Kamuta and James Leuluai at a Western Sydney Community Carnival.
More than 600 children from Macarthur primary schools attended the coaching clinic blitz that showcased the game’s ‘Eat Well Play Well Stay Well’ health message.
Players from the Bulldogs, Parramatta and Penrith were also on hand as part of the combined blitz. Wests Tigers players were also involved in the clinics at Belmore Sports Ground, Parramatta Stadium and CUA Stadium in Penrith.
“Campbelltown has always been a rugby league area and this community carnival allowed children the chance to meet some of the stars of the Wests Tigers as well as other players from different teams,’’ Lawrence said.
“I really enjoyed the opportunity of teaching some rugby league skills to tomorrow’s future stars.”
The ‘Eat Well Play Well Stay Well’ message will be delivered by more than 500 NRL players and development officers this week as they visit areas across regional and rural NSW and Queensland, Victoria, New Zealand and Western Australia, while the NRL All Stars and Indigenous All Stars have converged on the Gold Coast in the game’s biggest ever Community Carnival.
More than 6500 footballs, 30,000 posters and 500 Eat Well Play Well Stay Well DVDs and classroom resource packs will have been handed out to students.
Footnote: Wests Tigers players will visit schools within the Balmain district on Wednesday, February 17, as part of the annual Balmain Blitz.