Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that the Club has entered into a long-term agreement with leading ex-service men and women organisation, Soldier On.
The new three-year agreement will see Wests Tigers and Soldier On work closely together to promote the great work that Soldier On does for those who have served our country.
Soldier On supports those who have served by focusing on their physical and mental health, their community and their future. Soldier On has assisted thousands as they have dealt with physical and psychological wounds from their service to our country.
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that the Club was proud to be able to create this partnership with Soldier On.
“Soldier On do outstanding work for those who have given so much for their country and we’re incredibly proud that our two organisations will be working together,” said Pascoe. “This long-term agreement will see Soldier On join the Club as a Charity Partner and allow us to use the vehicle of Rugby League to promote their work.
“We’ve worked incredibly hard over the last year to increase our involvement in the community and the partnership with Soldier On is another example of Wests Tigers working to enrich the lives of those we come into contact with,” he said.
Soldier On Co-Founder and CEO, John Bale is as equally excited about the partnership. He says not only will it assist with awareness and raising vital funds, but it sends a strong message to contemporary veterans that the community is rallying to support them.
“This is an exciting partnership for so many reasons. It will increase the awareness of the important work we do. It will provide opportunities to raise vital funding for Soldier On. And, perhaps most importantly, it provides the community an opportunity to rally around and support our contemporary veterans.”
“We are grateful to the West Tigers to be their Charity Partner for the next three years, and we look forward to working with them to provide opportunities to support our veterans.
Under the new agreement Wests Tigers will contest a Soldier On round each year, providing opportunities to promote the work of Soldier On, and raise much needed funds.
The Club and Soldier On will also be developing an NRL based sports recovery program and an internship for transitioning Soldier On participants.