Wests Tigers Members and supporters are set to experience a range of off-field activities next weekend with the Club celebrating the different cultures in its footprint at Round 1.
The opening game at Campbelltown Sports Stadium is the Club’s Multicultural Round, with a host of activities and experiences available prior to Wests Tigers taking on the New Zealand Warriors at 5.30pm.
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that the opening game of the season provided a great opportunity to showcase the numerous cultures in the region.
“The purpose of our Multicultural Round is to promote social inclusion and use the vehicle and platform of rugby league to make all cultures come together and feel a part of the game,” said Pascoe. “We also hope to showcase and celebrate the different cultures and provide our fans with an insight to the activities of others in their community.
“The opening round of the season is an important one for all Clubs and we look forward to taking on a strong Warriors team at Campbelltown Sports Stadium,” he said. “For the first time in three years we’re at home in week one and I look forward to seeing a strong crowd full of Wests Tigers Members and supporters.”
With three grades in action on the field the Club has put together an equally busy off-field schedule to showcase a number of different cultures.
Attendees on the day can experience the following performances:
- 3pm – Afghan Group – Afghan Fajar Association – Drums - Forecourt
- 3.30pm – Indian Group – Mukti-Gupteshwar Mandir – Drums and Bess – Forecourt
- 4pm – Chinese Group – Pak Hok Pai – Drums and Dragon – Forecourt
- 4.30pm – African Group – Afrodisiaq – Drums and Dance – Forecourt
- 5pm – Manea Pacific – Drums and Dance – On Field
There will also be a number of activations that fans can take part in, including:
- 1pm-5.30pm – African Hair Braiding – African style hair braiding
- 1pm – 5.30pm – Maori Poi and Stick Making – Workshop where traditional Maori Poi and Sticks are made
- 1pm – 5.30pm – Multicultural photo booth – Eight cultural models available for photos
- 3pm-5.30pm – Live Artist – Mr G Hoete - Live artwork demonstration where an artist will be creating a large piece over a number of hours
There will be a huge Kids Zone available at the northern end of the ground with a range of activities for the afternoon thanks to Campbelltown City Council and Bubbling with Energy.
Those sitting in the Eastern Grandstand will also be provided with flip cards for a special display as the NRL side runs onto the field.
The best way to get access to Wests Tigers games and events is to become a Member. Memberships are available to suit all budgets at www.weststigersmembership.com.au.
Tickets for the clash with the New Zealand Warriors are available now through Ticketek.