Letter from Ken: Round 2

Dear Blue & Gold Army,


What a wonderful way to kick off the 2013 season for the Pirtek Parramatta Eels. To see the sea of blue and gold from the Peter Sterling Terrace to the Ken Thornett Stand and stretching across every inch of Parramatta Stadium (aka PARRADISE!!!) was a sight to behold. The return of the Hayne Plane had the Blue and Gold Army in full song and the 40 to 10 score-line gave our loyal members and fans plenty to cheer about. Aside from the great win and the impressive turn out, one of the most memorable moments came via the introduction of a new tradition THE BLUE & GOLD ARMY FLAG.


Before kick off at every Pirtek Parramatta Eels home game, the Blue & Gold Army Flag will be raised in appreciation of our members and those who have bled for the blue and gold - Eels greats; national and international celebrities; sports personalities and local heroes. I cant express how important it is that you, the member or fan is on the sideline supporting your team and this concept. In round 1, the man given the honour of raising the Blue & Gold Army flag was Mick Cronin. One of the greatest ever to don the Parramatta jersey, and as a club, we were privileged to have him start our new game day ritual.


This week we pack the flagpole up and take it to ANZ Stadium for our massive clash with the Bulldogs. One of the games great rivalries - it will give the flag raising ceremony even more significance. This week we declared THIS IS WAR with the boys from Belmore and we intend to cover ANZ Stadium in blue and gold. As part of working hard to improve your member and fan experience we will be introducing the Blue & Gold Army Bar in the North West Corner which is exclusive to members, the Eels kid zone in the North Precinct of the Stadium and of course the Blue & Gold Army Flag. The most important ingredient of all though is you! I look forward to seeing you scream for your team. Im in, are you?





Ken Edwards