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The Parramatta Eels will return to #eelsterritory next week (Tuesday 5 December – Friday 8 December) as part of their annual pre-season trip to the Blue & Gold’s home away from home.

Returning to the Northern Territory, the Eels are again planning a full twelve-month calendar of visits to #eelsterritory, including next week’s visit.

The Blue & Gold will host coaching and skills clinics through Alice Springs, as well as business networking events, community visits, educational programs with NT coaches, signing sessions and a community BBQ.

During the 2018 season, the Blue & Gold will return to the Northern Territory to face the North Queensland Cowboys in Darwin’s TIO Stadium on Saturday 9 June in Round 14 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.

Details of the events open to the public are as follows:

Tuesday 5 December

4:00-5:30pm Open Training Session – Blue & Gold fans are encouraged to arrive at ANZAC Oval to watch the team go through their first of three field sessions in Alice Springs

5:30pm NRL Signing Session – Stick around after the open training session to get an autograph with the players, take a few photos and meet and greet your 2018 Blue & Gold squad.

Wednesday 6 December

4:00-5:30pm Open Training Session – After closed training sessions in the morning, followed by community visits, the Blue & Gold will hold their second open training session ANZAC Oval, which is open to the public for viewing.

5:30pm – 6:30pm  Junior Skills Clinic –The Blue & Gold squad will assist at a FREE Junior Skills Clinic at ANZAC Oval, run by Eels and local NT Coaches and development officers. Open to 5-15 year old boys and girls, the skills clinic will cater for all skill levels. Click through to register for the Junior Skills Clinic here.

5:30pm – 6:30pm Coach the Coaches – Run by the Parramatta Eels NRL Coaching Staff at ANZAC Oval, the coaches will host a free Coach the Coaches session available to NT coaches. All coaches and all skill levels are welcomed.

Thursday 7 December

4:00-5:30pm Open Training Session – After closed training sessions in the morning, followed by school visits, the Blue & Gold will hold their third and final open training session ANZAC Oval.

5:30pm Community BBQ – The Eels will then hold a free Community BBQ at Alice Springs Pool during their recovery session which is open to all. This will be the last opportunity to see the squad.

Friday 8 December

There will be no available open public opportunities to see the Blue & Gold on Friday before the team departs for Sydney.

Acknowledgement of Country

Parramatta Eels respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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