The Dyldam Parramatta Eels and the National Rugby League will support the UNICEF Fiji appeal for those affected by Cyclone Winston at Thursday night’s NRL Telstra Premiership season opener at Pirtek Stadium.
Volunteers will collect for the appeal around the precinct of Pirtek Stadium on Thursday March 3 when the Eels play the Brisbane Broncos, and the club will also list special Fiji appeal auction items online in the lead up to the Round One game.
Fiji representative player and two-time Dally M Winger of the Year, Semi Radradra, will donate his boots from the Round 1 blockbuster against the Brisbane Broncos to be auctioned.
The Eels will also donate two dollars from every Semitrailer t-shirt sold at the game, and through the generosity of Eels Ambassador Jay Huxley, will auction a number of once-in-a-lifetime Eels experiences with all proceeds going to the UNICEF Fiji appeal.
“The Parramatta Eels have a large fanbase in Fiji and after the devastation of Cyclone Winston, it was very important for us to lend our support,” Parramatta Eels CEO John Boulous said.
“The Blue and Gold Army has proved to be very generous in the past, and I’m sure all our Members and fans will dig deep and show their support for a very worthy cause.”
Donations to the UNICEF Fiji appeal can be made at unicef.org.au.