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Inclusion & Diversity

Wests Tigers pride itself on using the Game of Rugby League as a vehicle to inspire hope and positive change within the community. Inclusion & Diversity is re-introducing Rugby League to our community.

Wests Tigers Autism Friendly Room

Wests Tigers Foundation are proud to host the NRL’s only Autism Friendly Room. For over four years and over 500 participants, this opportunity provides a safe, fun and comfortable environment for families who have a child living with a hidden disability, the opportunity to attend a Wests Tigers match. Wests Tigers are proud to partner with Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) to create this special experience for families to attend a Wests Tigers match day experience. If you are interested in attending the Autism Friendly Room, please email community@weststigers.com.au.

Wests Tigers Inclusive Rugby League competitions

Wests Tigers are proud to represent teams in both the Wheelchair Rugby League and Physical Disability Rugby League Competitions. To register and participate in these competitions please click here.

Wests Tigers Celebrate Harmony Week

Harmony Week celebrates Australia's cultural diversity. It's about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging. In 2021, Wests Tigers held its first Harmony Event for local school students at the Wests Tigers Training Facility during the Harmony Week celebrations in March.

Wests Tigers Unite Harmony Program

The Wests Tigers Unite Harmony program aims to encourage and unite high school students (stage 4-5) to be leaders in their community. Wests Tigers understand the impact rugby league has on young people and the ability for individuals to come together under a shared sense of belonging.

This shared sense of belonging provides opportunities to students to reflect on their values and attitudes and develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for them to practise and adopt sustainable and cohesive ways of living.

Unite Harmony is a six week non-formal educational program, including a combination of in-class and on-field workshops with a dedicated theme each week. The program reflects the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) NSW school syllabus, linking to the three skill domains of:

  • Self-management (S)
  • Interpersonal (I)
  • Movement (M)

This Unite Harmony Program is open to all high schools within Wests Tigers catchments in the Inner and South West of Sydney. If you would like to request a Unite Harmony school information pack, email community@weststigers.com.au

Train Like a Tiger Disability Day

Wests Tigers celebrate International Day of People Living with a Disability by hosting a "Train Like a Tiger" day for people living with a disability where they can experience the day in a life of a rugby league player.

MAKE A DONATION

Donations to this project will fund programs and initiatives related to Elite Development, Community Engagement and Heritage.