Message from the Chairman

Dear Members and supporters,

A week is a long time in rugby league. How true that was last week: after a great win against the Rabbitohs, only to then be rolled by Wests Tigers.

Our boys have been hurting all week and can't wait for Saturday for a chance of redemption against the Titans.

We all want consistency but consistency only comes from persistence. We continue to learn from our errors and our mistakes, and I have a strong belief in our coaches and players to continue the drive for consistency week in, week out. As a wise man once said, we cannot predict the future, but we can create it; and I have no doubt a greater level of consistency is just around the corner for us.

I ask you - the Members and fans - to be supportive as the team persists in achieving that winning culture we all crave for. The number one thing is to get behind the team and be there on Saturday: with $20 family tickets and $5 tickets for kids, this is a perfect chance for everyone to come and cheer for your team.

Not only are there great value tickets, but we will also have crocs, snakes and goannas to entertain the kids thanks to our game day sponsor, Tourism NT.

Meanwhile, a quick update on where we play our home games. Our home ground has always been, and will always be, right here in Parramatta. That remains a core principle of my leadership of this club. Parramatta's Pirtek Stadium is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar face-lift that will give our team a new quality change room environment and a new improved playing surface.

However, we are also still working tirelessly with the State and Federal Governments to bring about a full redevelopment of Pirtek Stadium. This is something our loyal and passionate supporters deserve, and it is essential that as the Blue and Gold Army grows over the next few years we have state of the art facilities for our Members, fans and players.

Our $100m redevelopment of the Leagues Club precinct will complement future upgrades of Parramatta stadium, ensuring that the Eels will have a world class stadium to call home for decades to come. 

I look forward to seeing you this Saturday and go the Eels!

Stay strong, stay united, stay Blue and Gold.

Steve Sharp

Chairman