Parramatta Eels Chairman, Steve Sharp has today made the following statement relating to allegations of undisclosed third party payments:
For the past two years, the Parramatta Eels have undertaken a number of reforms to improve governance and ensure that our club can move beyond what was a dark period in our history.
In addition, the Parramatta Leagues Club Group has cooperated fully with the relevant government authorities about the actions of previous board members.
The club recently engaged auditors, as requested by the NRL, to ensure we have the highest standards of salary cap compliance from this season forward.
As Chairman, I have previously raised with the NRL the issue of outside of salary cap payment and its regulation across the game.
The recently elected board and our management want to assure all Members and fans that we are determined to clean up poor practices of the past and ensure that a best-practice regime is implemented.