Wests Tigers are pleased to announce that Tharawal have joined the club as a Gold Corporate Partner.
The agreement will see Tharawal partner with the club for the next three years, with their branding to feature prominently at Wests Tigers home games and on the club’s digital assets.
Tharawal are dedicated to providing and promoting Indigenous health services in Sydney’s South West — including providing a medical centre, early learning centres and family support centres.
Wests Tigers are excited to have Tharawal as the club’s Round 16 Match Day Partner for the clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday, 4th July — coinciding with the start NAIDOC Week.
Tharawal CEO Darryl Wright said the organisation was very pleased to join the club as a corporate partner.
"As CEO of Tharawal AMS we are honoured to be in partnership with Wests Tigers through our sponsorship,” Mr Wright said.
“Western Suburbs Magpies and Balmain Tigers have a long history of having Aboriginal players with great success over many years — now the tradition has only continued at Wests Tigers.
“It’s unfortunate that at this time we are all unable to attend the game this weekend due to COVID-19, however being NAIDOC Week, and the theme for 2021 'Heal Country!’ we all must continue to seek greater protection for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites, and Cultural Heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction."
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe welcomed Tharawal to the club and thanked them for their support.
“On behalf of all at Wests Tigers, I’d like to thank Darryl and the team at Tharawal for their support of the club,” Mr. Pascoe said.
“As a club, we’re really proud of our strong relationships across the Indigenous community and this is another exciting chapter for our organisation.”
Wests Tigers Assistant Coach Ronald Griffiths, who is a proud Indigenous man, was also pleased to see Tharawal connect with the club.
“To be afforded the opportunity to align with Tharawal — a progressive, professional organisation — is a proud moment for the Wests Tigers,” Mr. Griffiths said.
“There is no greater time than NAIDOC Week to share our partnership. As a club we pay homage to NAIDOC Week and Heal Country, whilst continuing to strengthen and enhance our club by engaging with strong Aboriginal organisations such as Tharawal.”
To learn more about Tharawal and the work that they do in the community, visit tacams.com.au.