Sydney Motorway Corporation's ongoing partnership with the Wests Tigers has gone from strength to strength. It focuses on key areas of education, healthy living and grassroots.
A partnership kicking goals
With the support of WestConnex, the Wests Tigers community program doubled in 2017, developing and delivering an additional 20 programs across their key areas, reaching over 100,000 people in western and south-west Sydney and making it the strongest community program in the NRL.
Varying Abilities program
As part of our community partnership with the Wests Tigers, we were able to help the clu develop and launch the Varying Abilities anti-bullying program. The Wests Tigers recently received a significant Government grant to roll out the program to 20,000 people this year.
Wests Tigers sensory room
In a NRL first, the Wests Tigers have created a new sensory room at all home games, which is providing a safe, fun and comfortable space for children with autism and their families to enjoy the football.
WestConnex is proud to be a community partner of the Wests Tigers and support their efforts to offer an inclusive environment for Western Sydney families.
Santa goes to south-west Sydney
Sydney Motorway Corporation employees dressed up as elves and Santas to help the Wests Tigers players deliver presents and bring smiles to the kids staying in Liverpool Hospital and Campbelltown Hospital over Christmas 2017. All our employees said the experience was one of the most rewarding of their careers.
Wests Tigers Disability Day
Sydney Motorway Corporation employees volunteered at the second annual Wests Tigers Disability Day on Saturday 2 December 2017 at Michael Clarke Centre, Carnes Hill. The day provided insight for people of all ages and genders with a disability into the rigorous training schedule of a professional sports person and club. Everyone had the chance to pose for a photo with each of the players, take part in and watch various athletic drills, train to be a cheerleader and enjoy a sausage sizzle.
Talking science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Engineers and construction employees from across the WestConnex project participated in the Wests Tigers career assemblies in December 2017. This was a unique opportunity to educate year 10 students about the various careers in STEM-related fields.