Over 200 kids from all over the region took some top tips from the best in the game at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Friday afternoon, as the West Tigers hosted a training session for young players and fans.
The workshop was held at Ken Chillingworth Oval on Friday afternoon, next to Scully Park, where the Tigers will clash with the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday afternoon.
West Tigers community engagement coordinator Keehan Diamond said the training session was a great way for local kids to learn and improve on some key NRL skills.
"The clinic is for kids aged 5 to 16 years old, and we just split them into age groups and play a few games that incorporate key rugby league skills," he said.
"It is great to have so many kids keen to have a go in Tamworth."
The clinic proved so popular that it was booked out days in advance, and while some kids may have missed out, it did give the club a great indication of just how deep the community support is for the NRL in regional areas according to coordinator Cassandra Ewens.
"Given the success of our visit to Tamworth in 2018 it is extremely important for us to keep that relationship with the Tamworth community going," Ewens said.
"The clinic reached its capacity, which while disappointing, is a good indicator the community gets right around us when we come back here."
While the actual Tigers players were not at the training session, many of the kids, and hundreds of other fans got to meet the stars at a special signing session at Scully Park at 4pm.
The Tigers and Titans clash at 5.30pm on Saturday.