Wests Tigers are hopeful of finding a permanent home for the Club’s Community and Development programs in South-West Sydney following a recent funding submission.

The Club has partnered with Campbelltown PCYC and submitted an application for ClubGRANTS category 3 funding to increase the presence of both organisations in the region.

Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer said if the application is successful both the Club and Campbelltown PCYC will benefit immensely.

“We recently approached the PCYC to discuss the grant and the possibility of joining forces and they were more than happy to assist,” said Mayer. “It was decided that we would propose to extend the current PCYC facility to be able to fulfil the needs of the PCYC and also create a long-term home for Wests Tigers’ Community, Welfare, Education and Development programs.

“The Club has made a long-term commitment to growing the game of Rugby League is South-Western Sydney and if the application is successful it will provide the ideal base for future growth,” he said.

The application looks to develop the PCYC facility to add in an increased gym area, classroom, offices and medical and change rooms.

The facilities will provide a training base for Wests Tigers’ Junior Development programs which draw from players in the local area.

The classroom facility will serve both the PCYC and Wests Tigers, with Wests Tigers aiming to use it to house many of the Club’s Community, Education and Welfare initiatives, include the already successful Learn Earn Legend! School to Work program.

Grant Mayer said that this facility is central to the Club’s plans to continue to grow the sport throughout South-Western Sydney.

“A facility like this will allow Wests Tigers to increase its presence in the community and work more closely with up-and-coming players,” said Mayer. “Wests Tigers staff and players work extensively throughout the South-West and this level of support will only rise with a new permanent facility.

“I’d like to thank Campbelltown Council and Wests Leagues Club Campbelltown for their support throughout this process and we hope to have good news to report in the months to come,” he said.