The Panthers Group takes pride in its position as a community owned organisation. The contribution a registered club plays in its community varies, however profits of the group provide improved facilities and benefits to our members and communities including our ‘Panthers on the Prowl’ Community Development Foundation and other community programs.
Our largest community program is Panthers on the Prowl which has supported over 25,000 children since 2000. Panthers on the Prowl is a unique program and assists the local community by providing access to programs and resources relating to healthy lifestyles and the provision of specific initiatives targeting students at risk of disengaging from the school curriculum. Panthers Rugby League players support the children via many different programs including reading and learning programs in the classroom at Pepper Stadium each week and the Panthers donate well over $100,000 annually through CDSE funding.
We have developed a close relationship with over 250 schools in Western Sydney with our current programmes reaching over 6000 kids in the region. With over 9,000 registered players the Penrith Junior Rugby League is the largest Rugby League nursery nationally. We have 22 rugby league clubs that play over 5,000 games every season in our local area. 445 junior teams and 90 senior teams. Our programs have been designed to create positive and enduring outcomes for program participants, on and off the field.