Living in a great community gives all of us a much needed sense of belonging, a feeling of security and social opportunities where we can learn and have lots of fun. When Glad Group started cleaning and security services at Westfield Penrith in March 2017, we wanted to become a real patron of community spirit – and what better way to do that than through football and the Penrith Panthers.
In 2002 Penrith Panthers started their “Panthers on the Prowl” community development foundation and Glad Group has just become a major corporate partner of the program.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to support the local communities we’re located in. Panthers on the Prowl offers initiatives that focus on building the strength of social capital in the local community through a range of programs targeting positive social connections for families, children and overall community welfare needs. It was the perfect fit for Glad and we couldn’t be happier with the opportunity.”, James Carlile – Glad Group Chief Operating Officer.
Panthers on the Prowl runs a number of programs targeting different areas of the community. Local schools are offered various programs targeting active life styles, self-esteem and personal development for kids that need just that extra help and adult computer literacy. It also offers education and training opportunities for players post career.
If you visit the new Panthers Rugby League Academy you can’t miss our name at the door. The Glad Group Panthers Rugby League Academy is now in full operation. This amazing $22 million state-of-the-art facility located behind Panthers Leagues Club is now the fulltime training and development facility for the Panthers senior and junior squads. The facility is one of the best of its kind in the country and has not only been designed to produce top rugby league players but also engage the players in local schools, apprenticeships, trades or tertiary education courses.
We look forward to sharing the successes of Panthers on the Prowl and can’t wait to see the Penrith Panthers in this year’s NRL final series.