<big>PLAYERS HELP SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER</big>
Story/photos by Wayne Cousins 14/12/2011 3:14:51 PM
Four Wests Tigers players helped brought some extra special cheer at the NRL Players’ Charity Christmas Party at the Go Bananas Play Centre in St Marys today.
Matt Utai, Tim Simona, Matthew Bell and John Grant were part of 30 players from the Sydney NRL clubs who joined Santa for some fun at the massive indoor play centre.
A group of African refugees got their first taste of an Australian Christmas alongside some chronically ill children who were among the 80 special guests.
The children were from the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) Western Sydney, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Camp Quality and Blacktown PCYC.
The day was particularly special for the young refugee members of the Blacktown PCYC Rugby League Club, with many of them being new migrants to Australia, having only taken up Rugby League.
Grant said he enjoyed the interaction with the children.
“It was great to see the smiles on their faces and it was good to be out in the community,’’ Grant said.
“Some of the kids were racing Matt and I across the jumping castle. It was pretty tough. They were too quick for us. But I did beat Matt down the slide."
:righton: ITS GREAT TO BE A TIGER
ALL YEAR ROUND :sign: