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Wests Tigers participants selected for NRL Indigenous Youth Summit

Wests Tigers were pleased to host four students at a special presentation at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the NRL Indigenous Youth Summit.

The high school students, who are involved in the NRL School to Work Program, have been identified as future leaders within their communities and will represent Wests Tigers at the NRL Indigenous Youth Summit leading into the NRL’s 2021 Indigenous Round.

The representing students were presented with Wests Tigers merchandise (including the official club polo shirt, hat and drink bottle) ahead of the Indigenous Youth Summit — an event that will feature participants from all NRL teams.

The students will also attend Wests Tigers’ clash against St George Illawarra at Bankwest Stadium in Indigenous Round on Friday, 28th May (Rd.12).

NRL School to Work is an education and employment program that was developed in response to research highlighting that Indigenous youth who had not found an employment or training pathway six months after leaving school, had a significantly higher chance of being long term unemployed.

The NRL utilises the positive profile of the game of Rugby League to support young Indigenous Australians with work experience, mentoring and leadership opportunities to ensure they successfully complete school and transition into further study, training or meaningful employment.