Wests Tigers were excited to present the participants of the 2020 NRL All Stars Indigenous Youth Summit with their club polos as they prepare to represent the club and community up on the Gold Coast in the coming weeks.
The four students from Leumeah and Camden High School have been selected to represent Wests Tigers and the community and have been identified as young leaders within their school communities.
Ethan Stack, Tayarni Baker, Nikita Parmeter and Dylan Connolly will attend the week long celebrations, participating in leadership, cultural, and community workshops as well as working alongside the Indigenous and Maori men’s and women’s teams.
The students have been selected from the successful NRL School to Work program, a program funded by the Australian Government and supported by the Wests Tigers to support Indigenous students in achieving their education and employment goals.
The students were presented with their Club polos by Alanah Scholes NRL and Wests Tigers School to Work project officer and NRL School to Work Manager Shaun Humphries.
"It's great to see such proud, confident young Indigenous leaders here today," Humphries said. "We're looking forward to seeing them represent their community and school in the coming weeks.
"The students all have a willingness to learn and, as can be seen today, are confident to ask questions, which is a skill that will serve them well over the week-long camp."
The week-long camp commences on February 18 and culminates in the celebrations of the All Stars game between the Indigenous and Maori All Stars on the Gold Coast on February 22.