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The Dyldam Parramatta Eels pass on their condolences to the Jelley family, after former Blue and Gold player Phil Jelley passed away this week.


Phil suffered a heart attack at his Holloways Beach home in Queensland on November 11, aged 62.


Jelley played 26 first grade games with Parramatta in 1972-73, and was the proud owner of the Eels player number #288.


His best year with the club was 1973, where Phil scored all four of his tries with the Eels and played 15 first grade games.


Former Parramatta Eels player John Quayle, who played alongside Phil, says hell be remembered for his talents both on and off the field.


Phil always looked good with his long blonde hair as a fleet-footed fullback, Quayle said.


He was a great player and more importantly a great person and were all saddened by his passing.
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