KARI launch new partnership with Wests Tigers

KARI Foundation have today launched a new partnership with Wests Tigers.

Together, KARI and the Wests Tigers are looking forward to showcasing positive Indigenous Australia. They’re also excited to demonstrate the great value Aboriginal Australia brings to Rugby League and the wider community.

KARI and Wests Tigers are partnering to hold an Indigenous Youth Elite Pathways Camp.

This camp is to be held in Sydney in July. The camp will bring Indigenous Rugby League players from across New South Wales for a seven day camp.

While in Sydney, the young players will spend time with Wests Tigers and discover what life is like as a professional player.

The young players will also be getting an understanding of what it takes to succeed both on and off the field.

KARI CEO Casey Ralph and Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe
KARI CEO Casey Ralph and Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe

KARI CEO Casey Ralph said that the new partnership would provide a great way to have more Indigenous participation at Wests Tigers, Rugby League and together support the development of future community leaders.

“The partnership with Wests Tigers is one we’ve been developing over the last few months. It’s really exciting,” said Ralph.

“Some of the programs we’re about to do are about access and participation for youth in Rugby League.

However, on a wider community level, we’re looking at how can we engage with the Aboriginal community in the goals of Wests Tigers’ Reconciliation Action Plan.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Passcoe said that the club was looking forward to developing a long relationship with KARI.

“KARI are a benchmark Indigenous organisation because they offer a quality service program. They deliver opportunities to Indigenous communities throughout metropolitan and regional New South Wales,” said Pascoe.

“This program is aimed at giving Indigenous youth throughout New South Wales an opportunity in an elite environment. The youth will be able to follow a pathway into a camp that we’ll be offering in partnership with KARI while learning skills from professional players.”

If you’d like to learn more about the partnership between KARI and West Tigers, browse the video below.