WESTS Tigers chairman Mike Bailey wants to better promote and retain local rugby league talent by establishing a centre of excellence in the Macarthur region.
current NRL squad features several local players including James
Tedesco (Menangle), David Nofoaluma (Ruse), Chris Lawrence (Eagle Vale),
and Sauaso Sue (Macquarie Fields).
Mr Bailey told the Advertiser
"the initiative still required the trigger to be pulled" but he conceded
the club could not afford to ignore the expanding population in the
"The Macarthur area is an area we want to embrace more strongly than perhaps we've done in the past," he said.
"It's a growing area but it's our area.
"It's not just about us, it's about the community. Our major goal is a Wests Tigers academy in the Macarthur region."
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