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The Dyldam Parramatta Eels congratulate Tim Mannah after being named Parramatta’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ at this year’s Australia Day celebrations!

Tim was recognised for his tireless work with the community over many years, and the work he has done to help disadvantaged children.

“It’s a big honour but it’s also pretty humbling, when it comes to community awards or something like this, there are a lot of people who go into making it possible,” Tim said.

“We’ve got a great team and staff here working in community who are always excited to help out, and always making opportunities available for us.”

Tim is an ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House at Westmead, as well as supporting the anti-bullying foundation, the String Movement.

In 2013, Tim also established the Mannah Foundation to help disadvantaged youth in the community.

“Being nominated for an Australia Day Local Award is a great honour and we’re very proud to recognise individuals whose contributions and achievements are an asset to the City of Parramatta,” Parramatta Lord Mayor, John Cheddid said.

Tim’s work in the past 12 months includes taking three other Eels players on a trip to South Africa to do various community work, with organisations such as the A21 Project, Sports for Development, and Hillsong House.

“Parramatta is where I’m from, where I live, and this community means a lot to me, and I’m proud to call it home,” Tim said.

“And I’m really honoured to represent them.”

Congratulations again Tim, everyone at the Eels is very proud of the work you do!

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