The day was a big success as students from K-12 were able to meet Mitchell Moses, Luke Brooks, James Tedesco, Jesse Sue, Matt Groat and Matt Bell. The players signed autographs and posed for photos as well as taking part in a number of activities.
Mater Dei Camden caters for students K-12 who have been assessed with mild to moderate cognitive disabilities. Mater Dei provides a secure environment for their students to engage and gain an education within a safe, non-threatening environment.
The schools underpinning philosophy is Inclusion for all. The school offers the opportunity for its students to develop under the encouragement of its staff and community.
The players were humbled by the experience and had an absolute ball, the boys got a chance to put their skills to the test against Mater Dei students and a lot of fun was had throwing the footy around with some of the upcoming Wests Tigers players. The young Holden cup players had a chance to put their signatures to the test, signing many posters for the Mater Dei students.
Tony Fitzgerald, CEO/Principal, of Mater Dei, said the players were a real credit to Wests Tigers.
They were patient and understanding of our kids disabilities and they were gracious and generous with the way they engaged with them, Fitzgerald wrote in a letter to the club.
The players also arrived on time and stayed the entire time. Our kids are still talking about the TIGERS and still carrying around signed posters.
Please pass on my thanks to the players and to those responsible at the Club. As I said, they were great ambassadors for Wests Tigers.
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