The week that was - Round 11
Wests Tigers today capped off a week of activity ahead of the Club’s 15-year anniversary celebrations tomorrow night against the Broncos at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
It all began on Sunday at the NRL squad’s recovery training session where players from the inaugural squad - including Joel Caine, John Skandalis, Kevin McGuiness, John Hopoate and Tyran Smith – gathered for a BBQ and shared stories from that first match with the current crop of players.
Twelve members of the Wests Tigers NRL squad - including Luke Brooks, David Nofoaluma, Bodene Thompson and Sauaso Sue - were at PCYC Minto on Tuesday where over 200 supporters gathered for a special community BBQ; snapping photos with their favourite players.
On the following day, the entire Wests Tigers Cheersquad - along mascot ‘Timmy the Tiger’ - made their way through Campbelltown train station, distributing flyers and information about the Wests Tigers-Broncos clash.
Thursday featured numerous activities, kicking off at the Razorback Gala Day at Kirkham Oval, Camden. Over 400 students were involved on the day, with Wests Tigers NRL players happily assisting the NRL Development team at the tournament.
Following that, Tim Moltzen and Dene Halatau appeared at the Wests Tigers Gearzone store at Macarthur Square; spending the evening signing autographs and chatting to loyal supporters of the Club.
Today, a host of Wests Tigers NRL stars made a visit to patients at Campbelltown Hospital – bringing a smile to a number of faces.
Simultaneously, NRL squad member Corey Brown attended the KARI Education forum with over 100 indigenous students from Western Sydney.
Earlier today, Wests Tigers held an open training session at Campelltown Sports Stadium with a strong turnout from the Club’s supporters.
Head Coach Mick Potter and Captain Braith Anasta spoke to the media following the final training run ahead of tomorrow night’s match.
In response to the media’s statement this morning that rivals Canberra Raiders have made a lucrative bid to poach fullback James Tedesco, Potter confirmed that Wests Tigers have offered the Camden junior a four-year deal.
“We’ve made a massive offer for him – a four-year-deal,” Potter said. “We are trying to make a long-term commitment for (James) Tedesco.”
“I want him to stay, the team wants him to stay and I’m sure a lot of the fans want him to stay.
Anasta echoed Potter’s desire for Tedesco to stay with Wests Tigers.
“It’s a tough one for him and I think he want to stay with Wests Tigers and everyone here wants him to stay.”