Wests Tigers are excited to continue our strong partnership with the NRL Road to Regions campaign in 2021.
The program sees current and former NRL and NRLW players embark on a series of visits throughout remote and regional Australia.
This year, club ambassador and former NRL player Dene Halatau will be leading the charge for Wests Tigers as he heads to the South West (Group 20) regional area on a three-day tour from February 8.
Halatau, along with NRL ambassadors and game development officers, will visit a number of communities, including Griffith, Hay, Lake Cargelligo, West Wyalong, Leeton, Narrandera, Darlington Point and Coleambally.
The Road to Regions tour is a fantastic way for current and former NRL players to say thank you to local communities for their support of rugby league.
The campaign gives support and empowerment to regional and remote areas of Australia that have minimal NRL presence, to ensure their success and to grow the game of rugby league.
Halatau will be involved in a number of school visits, junior rugby league programs and coaching clinics.
Not only is this an opportunity for fans to meet their favourite footy players, it’s also a chance for the NRL ambassadors to share education messages – including looking after our own and others’ health and wellbeing.
Halatau, who has been heavily involved in NRL community programs, is excited to head to the regions.
“It’s a great campaign to be a part of and something I’m really looking forward to,” Halatau said.
“People in the country love their footy – from the grassroots level all the way up to the NRL. It’s important to keep these communities rugby league strong.
The Road to Regions campaign is a great way to give back to the community and hopefully we can make a difference.Dene Halatau