NRL, Wests Tigers to hold community recovery day in Picton

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Wests Tigers and the NRL are lending their support to the Wollondilly Shire following last month’s tragic road accident which claimed the lives of five teenagers.

The local community is still mourning the loss of the Picton High School students, aged between 14 and 16 years, after the horrific road accident in Buxton.

Wests Tigers, in conjunction with the NRL and Wollondilly Shire Council, will be holding a community engagement day at Picton Sportsground tomorrow, Friday, October 7.

The Wests Tigers community team will be joined by several players including Botille Vette-Welsh, Sophie Curtain, Rebecca Pollard and Ebony Prior, as we well as senior pathways personnel Matthew Betsey, Brett Kimmorley and Shannon Gallant.

Also taking part in Friday’s community event will be Wests Tigers life member John Skandalis, pictured above, and former NRL stars Clinton Toopi and Alan Tongue.

Wests Tigers community manager Keehan Diamond is encouraging the rugby league community to show its support.

“This tragedy has affected so many lives and we are doing our bit to help where we can,” Diamond said.

“Our game is known for its willingness to pull together in times of hardship.

“We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the young people who lost their lives.

“If you live in or near the Picton area, or even if you don’t, please come and join us to show your support.”

The NRL and Wests Tigers community recovery day will include a range of activities including League Tag and a barbecue.

It will be held in Picton Showground from 10am to 4pm.

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