The Dyldam Parramatta Eels 2016 pre-season schedule has been confirmed today, with the Eels pre-season trial against the Penrith Panthers and the 2016 Blue & Gold Army Festival announced.

The Eels will play a pre-season trial game against the Panthers, with all three grades in action in the week following the Eels pre-season trial match against the Gold Coast Titans at ANZAC Oval in Alice Springs on Saturday, February 13.

The Eels’ February trial matches also come off the back of the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines on February 6 and 7 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Kick off times and ticket pricing for both trials will be confirmed in later months, with the pre-season trial tickets against the Titans available in January 2016.

Following the Eels’ final pre-season trial match, the Eels will host their annual 2016 Blue and Gold Army Festival on Sunday, February 21. The day gives Members and fans access to mingle with the 2016 Eels squad (with Eels Members gaining priority access) plus autograph marquees, rides, food and drink, rugby league skills and drills and more.

More details on the 2016 Blue and Gold Army Festival to come closer to the date!

Eels Pre-Season Trials

Saturday February 6-7 @ Eden Park, Auckland

- 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines

Saturday February 13 @ ANZAC Oval, Alice Springs

- Dyldam Parramatta Eels v Gold Coast Titans

Saturday February 20 @ Pepper Stadium

- Dyldam Parramatta Eels NYC v Penrith Panthers
- Wentworthvile Magpies NSW Cup v Penrith Panthers
- Dyldam Parramatta Eels v Penrith Panthers

Sunday February 21 @ Pirtek Stadium Top Field

- Blue and Gold Army Festival