Friday 6th October 2017
Wests Ashfield nominated finalists in the 2017 Clubs & Community Award
RECOGNISED FOR GENUINE SUPPORT BY INDUSTRY BODY
Industry body, ClubsNSW, recognises NSW clubs for their outstanding social contribution and genuine support for their local communities, in the annual, Clubs & Community Awards.
This year Wests Ashfield Leagues submitted entries in two categories and are excited to have been nominated as finalists in both.
Disability, Welfare & Social Inclusion Category
The English Conversation Program, run in collaboration with the Inner West Council, supports a group of dedicated volunteers who give their time each week to help make a difference to the lives of people from non-English-speaking backgrounds in the inner west of Sydney. The program is aimed at local residents who are socially isolated and disadvantaged due to their limited understanding and use of English.
Since the program’s inception in 2011, volunteer English tutors have given free two-hour English lessons, weekly each Friday morning, during school terms at the Civic Centre. The program teaches up to 80 students each week and more than 400 students have benefited during the program’s seven years of operation. Seniors from a Chinese background comprise the largest group of students to benefit from the program. Other students come from such diverse countries and areas as South Korea, India, South America, Indonesia, Tibet, Peru and Sri Lanka.
Arts & Culture Category
The National Songwriting Awards encourages youth and supports original songwriters and lyricists. It recognises elite Australian artists, whilst fostering cultural activity, which engages public interest in the arts and additionally on a practical level, provides employment to visual arts, film and multimedia teams. Wests Ashfield has supported the realm of art and culture through its sponsorship of the awards since 2004.
‘It is extremely gratifying to be acknowledged and recognised amongst our industry as a genuine supporter of our local community.’
The Clubs & Community Awards dinner will be held on Sunday 15 October 2017, at the ICC where winners and highly commended will be announced.
Friday 3 March 2017
WESTS BRAND UNIFICATION
2017 will see “the home of Wests Tigers” come to life at Wests Ashfield with player appearances, giveaways, exclusive events and benefits.
Celebrating a colourful history and acknowledging a 75% ownership, the Wests Tigers logo will proudly feature alongside the Club’s logo. Both organisations will continue working closely together to provide engaging experiences for members and fans alike.
Justin Pascoe, Wests Tigers CEO, notes “We’re proud to call Wests Ashfield the home of Wests Tigers. It’s a great place for our members, supporters and our players to come together. Everyone at Wests Tigers is looking forward to working more closely together with Wests Ashfield throughout 2017 and beyond and Leagues Club members can look forward to seeing our players at the Club much more often over the coming year.”
“Wests Tigers have a long history in the game through our two Foundation Clubs, Western Suburbs Magpies and Balmain Tigers. We’re proud to preserve their legacy while building a strong future for Wests Tigers. It’s great to have both Western Suburbs and Balmain remain as an integral part of Wests Tigers under our new ownership structure and we look forward to working with both parties long into the future.”
To celebrate the start of the NRL season and the brand unification, we are giving away an ultimate inner sanctum experience. During March, one lucky member will have the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime game day experience, including a visit to the Wests Tigers dressing room, sideline viewing of the team warm-up, watching the game from the players’ enclosure and attending the press conference after the match.
Following our first home game at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday, 26 March Rd4, players will return to the Club for a post-match event. Hear the coach’s insights of the game, interviews with players and awarding of the Players’ Player award.
In April, meet the players and have photos taken while you dine in our new farm-to-fork restaurant, The Garden. Watch in amusement as Wests Tigers players join our very own pizza chef and jump in the kitchen to create masterpieces in our wood-fired oven. See them demonstrate their skills from pizza dough rolling to spinning bases in the air.
The full squad will also host a signing session on Monday, 22 May where fans of all ages can meet the players up close & personal, take photographs and have their jerseys and merchandise signed.
For the entire 2017 season, members can enjoy any pizza and a schooner of beer for only $20 with our game day special, available lunch & dinner on any Wests Tigers home & away game days.
“We are excited to be the home of Wests Tigers. On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of Wests Ashfield, I would like to wish Wests Tigers every success for the 2017 season”, said Simon Cook CEO Wests Ashfield.
Wests Ashfield proudly featured in Club Life Magazine!
Club Life magazine, an industry magazine by Clubs NSW is released each month.
Wests Ashfield was proudly featured on the cover and in a double page spread of the February 2017 edition.
To read our article, click here.
We are proud to announce our recent partnership with Brydens Lawyers.
Avid rugby league supporters, Brydens Lawyers new sponsorship of Wests Magpies will greatly assist in the further development and promotion of junior league in the Macarthur region. Through this new partnership, Brydens Lawyers has graciously offered to provide FREE legal advice information sessions for our members and guests at Wests Ashfield throughout 2017.
Simon Cook – CEO Wests Ashfield Leagues
As the major sponsor of the Wests Tigers it seemed natural and appropriate for Brydens Lawyers to come on board as a sponsor of both the Wests Magpies and the Balmain Tigers. Both of these iconic foundation clubs occupy an important role not only in the joint venture that is Wests Tigers but also in their own right as administrators of junior rugby league. We acknowledge over 100 years of heritage and tradition enjoyed by both Wests Magpies and Balmain Tigers which has fostered successful junior rugby league programs that have and will continue to develop the next generation of Wests Tigers players. Brydens Lawyers’ involvement as a sponsor will go some way towards assisting in the development and promotion of junior league. With the partnering of Brydens Lawyers and Wests Magpies and Balmain Tigers, Brydens Lawyers is able to extend its offer of expert legal advice and representation at an affordable price to members and fans of both of these clubs. At Brydens Lawyers we are proud and honoured to be partnering with the two foundation clubs which remain the heart of the Wests Tigers.
Lee Hagipantelis Principal – Brydens Lawyers
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