Wests Tigers are currently seeking expressions of interest for several junior representative pathways performance roles with Balmain Tigers and Western Suburbs Magpies in the 2022 season.
Following on from the strength of the club's pathways program in 2021, the club is determined to continue its recent growth in its junior representative teams by adding talented and qualified staff in the areas of rehabilitation and physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, sports science and nutrition.
Wests Tigers pathways programs will be boosted by the new Macarthur Conference Competition in 2022, which will see Wests Tigers Macarthur Junior Rugby League, Group 6 Junior Rugby League and Group 6 Senior Rugby League, all play in combined competitions from U/13’s to first-grade next year — further building the foundation for future growth in the area and pathways through to Wests Tigers.
Despite having consecutive seasons affected by COVID, Wests Tigers Macarthur and Group 6 competitions enjoyed a healthy rise in participants throughout the year by almost ten percent, with the biggest improvement in the 13 to 15-year-old range.
As the 2022 season approaches, the club’s annual Brydens Lawyers Wests Tigers Academy continues to operate virtually with a digital execution of the weekly programs for the club’s elite juniors. The elite group of U/17’s and U/19’s players from Balmain, Wests and Group 6 regions started the annual academy at the beginning of June prior to lockdown restrictions before adjusting the program to virtual platforms throughout August and September. A select number of those players will then transition into the 2022 pre-season in November with Wests Tigers as well as their respective junior representative commitments.