The McCaffrey family visits Parramatta
At the Parramatta Eels, we're proud to be able to show our support to our incredible Blue and Gold Army, where each member has their own special story connecting them to the Parramatta.
Read the story of one of our members, Brian McCaffrey, and watch the video above.
Brian McCaffrey is someone who can only be described as a Blue and Gold faithful.
He's a lifelong fan of the Parramatta Eels following in his father's footsteps, but after his family moved away from Sydney, he hasn't watched an Eels game from the field in 25 years.
That was all about to change last year, when Brian decided to bring his family to Sydney to farewell Nathan Hindmarsh and Luke Burt in the final game of the 2012 season at Parramatta Stadium.
But their day was cut short, after a truck ploughed into their car while on the journey from Taree to Parramatta.
Miraculously, nobody was seriously injured, but the family required hospital treatment and were unable to make their dream of watching a Parramatta Eels game live.
Unperturbed, Brian and his wife Katrina were determined not to give up - and make it to our season opener against the New Zealand Warriors.
So we decided to help make the McCaffrey's dream come true, and surprised them with a corporate box to watch our Round 1 match against the New Zealand Warriors in style.
Watch the video above to see the special moment when the McCaffrey family cheered on the Eels to victory in front of a vocal crowd of the Blue and Gold Army.