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Wests Tigers has launched a new community program providing support and assistance for students with a disability.

The Wests Tigers Celebrating Varying Abilities Program was launched this week at Sarah Redfern Public School in Minto.

The new program has been designed to reduce the prevalence of bullying towards students with a disability while encouraging students to recognise and celebrate differences in students.

It showcases the talent and potential of individuals living with a disability while also providing positive role models for students.

Wests Tigers Assistant Coach Brett Hodgson, NRL player Sauaso Sue and members of the Wests Tigers Physical Disability Rugby League team were on hand to launch the new program at Sarah Redfern Public School.

The group took students through a range of activities that promoted inclusion and highlighted the varying abilities of the group.

Wests Tigers Community and Fan Engagement Manager Shaun Spence said that the club was committed to growing this program.

“It was great to see the enthusiasm of the students today to get involved, learn new skills and have some fun,” said Spence. “This program is all about showing that everyone has abilities, just that some are varied.

“We look forward to rolling the program out across a number of schools over the coming year,” he said.

The Wests Tigers Celebrating Varying Abilities Program has been made possible thanks to the support of Afford, the Australian Foundation for Disability, and Sydney Motorway Corporation which is delivering WestConnex for Tomorrow’s Sydney.

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