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Panthers is proud to run Sticks to Stadium - a community program designed to inspire Indigenous youth from regional communities.

Last week Panthers welcomed eight children and four mentors from Gilgandra, a town in the central west region of NSW.

Over three days the group undertook a number of activities including a trip to the NRL Learning Centre, South Sydney PCYC and the chance to experience the Sydney CBD.

The children met and mingled with Panthers players and staff at the Panthers Rugby League Academy, attended a training session and cheered the team on against the Titans.

Participation in the program is used as a reward for good behaviour and attendance at school, while the positive social and cultural experiences can be transformative for the children who make the journey.

For more information or if you're interested in supporting Sticks to Stadium, please contact Tiffany Serra at

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.