Wests Tigers ready for Disability Day
Brock Corfe (Twitter: @Brock_Corfe)
Tue 29th November, 04:15PM
Players from the Wests Tigers’ Physical Disability Rugby League team visited the NRL squad at training this week ahead of the Disability Day event in Carnes Hill on Saturday.
The two representatives, Marco Spennati and Marco Quintao, spoke with Wests Tigers players about their excitement for this weekend’s event, which is open to all people with a disability.
Wests Tigers Vice-Captain Chris Lawrence, Michael Chee Kam and new recruit Jamal Idris were popular with the visitors, who watched the squad complete another tough pre-season training session at Concord Oval.
Saturday’s event will be held at the recently opened Michael Clarke Recreation Centre, showcasing the Centre’s state-of-the-art facilities and the opportunities available for people with a disability, their families and carers.
Wests Tigers are working with the Michael Clarke Recreation Centre and the Liverpool Council to support Disability Day, with participants set to experience what it’s like to be an NRL player.
The day will also feature a range of other activities, including giveaways, signing sessions, dance clinics, a gym session, and of course, a chance to meet a few Wests Tigers players.
The event is open to all people with a disability and their families, so make sure you come along to what is sure to be a great day this Saturday.
Wests Tigers will be entering a team in the Physical Disability Rugby League Competition in 2017, for more information on the team and how to be involved, click here.
Disability Day schedule confirmed
Thu 24th November, 03:00PM
Wests Tigers have confirmed the scheduled for the upcoming Disability Day event at Carnes Hill.
Saturday, December 3, is the International Day for People Living with a Disability and Wests Tigers are working with the Michael Clarke Recreation Centre and the Liverpool Council to provide a fun day for people of all ages with a disability.
The day is designed to showcase the Centre’s facilities and the opportunities available for people with a disability, their families and carers.
The day will include:
11:10: Tour of Facilities
11:30: Gym Session
1:00: Everyone can Dance Exhibition
1:30: Dance Class
2:00: Rugby League Skills Session
The event coincides with Wests Tigers launching a team in the NSW Physical Disability Rugby League competition with the Club giving people with all types of disability, the chance to get active on December 3 and live the life of an NRL player for a day.
On the day, people of all ages and genders with a disability will be able to engage in a tour of the facilities, followed by a simulation of what an NRL player goes through every day. This will include:
A physical activity session in the gym facilities overseen by trained facilitators. This will simulate the gym session that NRL players do daily and the participants will be performing several different modified gym exercises, trying to match the target set by the players.
After the gym session, there will be food and drink available and a chance to meet some of the Wests Tigers players who will have time for signing and photographs as well as lots of giveaways.
There will then be a skills session on the indoor courts where participants will be able to learn and improve the key skills of kicking, passing as well as having fun in lots of games aimed at getting everyone active but also social.
There will also be members of the Wests Tigers Physical Disability Rugby League team present to talk through their experiences and how sport has helped them.