Richmond’s primary school program ‘Tiger PAW’ was recognised at the recent Aquatics and Recreation Victoria awards.

In its first year, Tiger PAW (Physical Activity and Wellbeing) won the Innovative Program Award at the gala awards night at Docklands, in front of 800 industry professionals.

Tiger PAW builds on the Club’s goals to inspire, enrich and improve the lives in the community by supporting children to develop the vital life skills of physical activity, healthy eating, diversity, discrimination and resilience.

Delivered by Richmond players including Steve Morris, Alex Rance, Shane Edwards and Ivan Maric, along with Club staff, children hear from star players about how important these issues are in their lives.

The Club has partnered with South East Melbourne Medicare Local, Parklea and Cardinia Shire Council to ensure this program is unlike any other on the school curriculum, and it hopes to expand its delivery into the South East of Melbourne in the coming years.  

Developed from the ground up using VicHealth program logic frameworks, Tiger PAW is supporting schools, communities and families to develop the next generation into strong, well-rounded, educated young adults.