Wests Tigers are supporting International Day for People Living with a Disability with a special event at Carnes Hill.
Saturday, December 3, is the International Day for People Living with a Disability and Wests Tigers are working with the Michael Clarke Recreation Centre and the Liverpool Council to provide a fun day for people of all ages with a disability. The day is designed to showcase the Centre's facilities and the opportunities available for people with a disability, their families and carers.
This coincides with Wests Tigers launching a team in the NSW Physical Disability Rugby League competition with the Club giving people with all types of disability, the chance to get active on December 3 and live the life of an NRL player for a day.
On the day, people of all ages and genders with a disability will be able to engage in a tour of the facilities, followed by a simulation of what an NRL player goes through every day. This will include:
- A physical activity session in the gym facilities overseen by trained facilitators. This will simulate the gym session that NRL players do daily and the participants will be performing several different modified gym exercises, trying to match the target set by the players.
- After the gym session, there will be food and drink available and a chance to meet some of the Wests Tigers players who will have time for signing and photographs as well as lots of giveaways.
- There will then be a skills session on the indoor courts where participants will be able to learn and improve the key skills of kicking, passing as well as having fun in lots of games aimed at getting everyone active but also social.
- There will also be members of the Wests Tigers Physical Disability Rugby League team present to talk through their experiences and how sport has helped them.