Wests Tigers are preparing for several road trips in the coming weeks, including a return visit to Tamworth.
The club is hosting its Round 22 match against Cronulla Sharks at Scully Park on August 13 and preparations are already well underway to make this a special event.
Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe is currently in Tamworth meeting several key stakeholders and getting ahead of the game well in advance.
Wests Tigers premiership-winning prop John Skandalis, who plays a leading role in the club's corporate team, was also on hand to chat to the local media.
This will be the club’s first visit to Scully Park in a few years after Covid restrictions prevented planned trips in 2020 and last season. Previous games in Tamworth against Newcastle in 2018 and Gold Coast in 2019 both attracted capacity crowds.
Pascoe says the club once again is very much looking forward to its time in Tamworth.
“We feel a genuine connection with Tamworth and the region and its people. Every time we have brought a game here the locals have turned up in droves.CEO Justin Pascoe
They love their footy in this part of the world and we love coming here.”
As a club we are privileged to be able to bring elite rugby league to Tamworth and we take that responsibility very seriously."
Pascoe believes NRL road trips to regional areas are vitally important for country rugby league.
"It’s important that it’s not just a hit and run mission.
We will arrive well in advance and make a valuable contribution to the community while we are here.”Justin Pascoe
I know we already have some events mapped in for our trip in August, including a Festival of Rugby League with Kari Foundation, a Wheelchair & All Abilities Clinic, and much more.”
The more we engage, the more we become a part of the community.”
"It should be a great week for our team, for the local community, and for our fans who are also planning to make the trip.Justin Pascoe
There will be plenty of frequent flyer points chalked up before Tamworth, with upcoming games in Auckland, Townsville and Brisbane over the next five weeks.
Next weekend’s game at Mount Smart Stadium will be the Warriors first game on home soil in more than two and half years.