Wests Tigers are pleased to be able to provide an update on the club's Reconciliation Action Plan progress.
The club launched it's first Reconciliation Action Plan in August last year and has been working hard behind the scenes to develop and test innovative approaches to reconciliation and champion it at every level of the organisation.
In less than a year Wests Tigers have achieved a number of key milestones in implementing the Reconciliation Action plan.
The club has formed a Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group and has met with many local Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander groups and organisations, with a plan to work towards partnerships and future programs.
Wests Tigers partnered with Accor for a National Reconciliation Week careers expo this week, with Josh Reynolds delivering a goal setting workship to sudents.
The club has signed a new partnership with KARI and have developed an Indigenous Youth Holiday Camp for the upcoming July School holidays, while Wests Tigers were also a part of the recent NAIDOC Week events alongside Corporate Partner WestConnex.
The Wests Tigers Reconciliation Action Plan has been communicated to all internal parties at the club, and a number of external stakeholders, as well as having been published on the Wests Tigers website.
The club is also assisting other external stakeholders in the development of their own Reconciliation Action Plans. The club is also investigating cultural training for all staff. Elements of the Reconciliation Action Plan are now a part of all Wests Tigers events, with the club ensuring an Acknowledgement of Country is at all events and a Welcome to Country is at significant events. An Acknowledgement to Country plaque is now at Wests Tigers' training facilities.
The club has developed relationships and initiatives with schools with a high identified Aboriginal and Torres Straid Islander population such as Airds High School.
In the South-West of Sydney Wests Tigers were a part of the Indigenous Careers Expo in Campbelltown, while the club continues to be involved in the very successful School to Work program.
Outside of Sydney the club recently performed a clinic in Coledale, an area with a high Indigenous population near Tamworth.
Wests Tigers were proud to be a part of the NRL's Indigenous Round in early May which feature a celebration of Indigenous culture and tradtion, with the club playing in a Indigenous designed jersey.
The club has also formed a commercial partnership with Lantrak to further invest in Wests Tigers' Indigenous strategy.