The Parramatta Eels go head to head with the reigning Premiers, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks this Saturday (25 March), in the Club’s first home game of the season!

The Eels will welcome the Blue and Gold Army to ANZ Stadium for the first time in 2017 for an action packed Saturday night of football in Round Four, with the Eels and Sharks playing for the annual Johnny Mannah Cup, thanks to our game day partners at the Parramatta Leagues Club and our game day community partner, the Mannah Foundation.

As we honour former Eels and Sharks player Jon Mannah, and support the work of the Mannah Foundation, assisting young people from all walks of life, we are asking all Eels fans to join us for a special night filled with plenty of activity, kicking off with a minute’s applause before the game to remember a big man with a big heart.

As part of this special game, we’ll also be collecting any gold coins you can spare around the grounds to benefit the Mannah Foundation. The Parramatta Eels SG Ball, Harold Matthews and Tarsha Gale Nines sides will be roaming ANZ Stadium and have collection points near the stadium entry points, with buckets available for donations.

During the game, for all Eels tries scored during the clash, the Parramatta Leagues Club will be donating $1000 to the Mannah Foundation!

The Blue & Gold Flag will also be raised before kick off by Freddie Mannah, father of Jon and Tim, along with Freddie presenting the Johnny Mannah Cup to the winning team after the match.

Player worn jerseys from Parramatta Eels captain Tim Mannah and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks captain Paul Gallen are available for auction via the Eels website. Click through for details on how you can bid on the jerseys and support the work of the Mannah Foundation.

We are excited for a huge night of footy at ANZ Stadium, so please join us as we #celebratejohnny!

Started in 2013, the Mannah Foundation was created to honour the impact made by Johnny Mannah. The Foundation looks to continue Jon’s tireless work in the community by entrusting. The Foundation supports organisations and young people creating positive change in their communities. The Mannah Foundation partners with youth-led charities to raise money for those less fortunate and in need.

This year, the Mannah Foundation is proud to partner with Compassion Australia to build a skills development centre in Uganda.

To find out more, or to donate, vist https://www.mannahfoundation.org/