Tiger PAW is a unique and tailored program run by the Richmond Football Club, in communities where Aligned Leisure operate. The program uses elite athletes to impart important physical and mental health messages to young students.
Developed using a program logic methodology in partnership with Vic Health’s Healthy Together Communities Cardinia, Tiger PAW was established to support the Cardinia Shire in the delivery of the three key objectives from their Municipal Health and Wellbeing Plan.
The Cardinia Shire program consists of four distinct sessions designed specifically to address the Shire’s priority issues of increasing physical activity and healthy eating and promoting mental health. Targeted at students in grades 5 and 6 as an education program, Tiger PAW also addresses educational targets as outlined in the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). The program seeks to support students as they prepare for secondary school and into their teenage years.
In the Cardinia Shire, Tiger PAW is made up of the following four sessions;
1. Resilience and Mindfulness
2. Physical Activity
4. Respectful Relationships
The program launched in 2015 and was immediately recognised by Aquatics and Recreation Victoria who named the program as the states most innovative aquatic/recreation program in its inaugural year.
The program will continue in the Shire of Cardinia in 2020 as we aim to deliver the program in every primary school in the Shire.
Interested schools and teachers can contact Emma Zoobi emma.zoobi@