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.


Its 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.


$10 TICKETS TO WESTS TIGERS V RAIDERS