Our Community Programs

The Panthers community programs have been established to support our local community. Our programs are aimed at utilising the positive profile of our players and the game of rugby league to support and encourage the Western Sydney Community. We are currently developing a state of the art community facility that will a deliver enhance social and sporting opportunities to the people of Western Sydney.
Overall we aim to promote rugby league as a means of delivering health benefits, education and community engagement and to use the profile and the strength of the Panthers brand to assist selected community groups.

We have designed our community programs around a 4 pillar framework.

  1. Education
  2. Social Inclusion
  3. Engagement
  4. Healthy

Corporate Opportunities
Panthers provides partnership opportunities across a range of programs and activities to deliver innovative and effective community work. Ask us about how Panthers can assist your business to deliver your Corporate Social Responsibility obligations aswell as provide an engaging and rewarding experience within our community.

Panthers have four programs delivered under our core pillars. Below you can find a general overview of the programs.

Adopt-a-School Program

The Adopt-a-school program is providing a long-term social commitment to the Penrith district school community, giving participating schools the opportunity to utilise their ‘adopted’ Penrith Panthers Player as a role model for their students.

The Top 25 Panthers NRL Players visit schools in the local community and have involvement in curriculum activities, sporting clinics, school assemblies and a variety of other school activities working around their training schedule.

Each player is allocated one school per term and visits their school once a month. Targeting over 6000 kids a year and 250 schools in Western Sydney.

Each student receives the following 

  • Poster
  • Stationary kit
  • Tickets to a Panthers home game
  • Player interaction 


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

Indigenous Sticks to Stadium program sponsors indigenous youth aged between 8 & 16 yrs from regional NSW for a four day, three night visit to Penrith to experience once in a lifetime experiences with the Panthers team.  This program financially supports and coordinates the all components of the program.

This includes Accommodation, Academy tour, Muru Mittigar visit, Fitness session with Redfern police & South Sydney PCY, Panthers home game attendance with inner sanctum experience for the kids, all meals, a day trip to Sydney to visit Rugby League Central Museum and much more.


Learn more: Sticks to Stadium



The Born to be a Panther program provides any new born child born at Nepean Hospital, Blacktown and Blue Mountains Hospital a complimentary Panthers supporter pack. In the pack the family receive a free baby beanie, baby bib, teddy bear and a Born to be a Panther birth certificate signed by head coach Anthony Griffin and Panthers Executive General Manager of Rugby League, Phil Gould AM.

Included in the packs are:

  • Baby Beanie
  • Baby Bib
  • Born to be a Panther Birth Certificate signed by head coach Anthony Griffin and Panthers Executive General Manager of Rugby League, Phil Gould AM.

Learn More: Born to be a Panther Program

Junior League

Junior Rugby League Players have the fantastic opportunity to rub shoulders with players from the Penrith Panthers in Play like a Panthers clinics held throughout the season.

The clinics include basic skills, drills and games involving passing, catching, kicking and tackling, with registered participants working with players such as Trent Merrin, Tyrone Peachey and Josh Mansour and the rest of the Penrith Panthers squad.

The clinics allow up to 200 participants to take part each time is always a big hit.

Learn More: Play like a Panther