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Parramatta Eels visit Batchelor, Northern Territory

Students at the Batchelor Area School in the Northern Territory during October and November were delivered the Parramatta Eels' school development program.

The three session program aims to teach students the fundamental skills of rugby league, while having fun and keeping active.

Batchelor is a small town one hour south of Darwin and is the gateway to the iconic Litchfield National Park.

Teacher Mark Shirley said the experience was something the kids would not forget.

"The children in Batchelor don't get to experience organised sport like most kids do in the bigger towns," Shirley said.

"They really enjoyed having the Parramatta Eels deliver the program over the last three weeks."

Josh Phillips, Parramatta Eels community partnerships executive, was thrilled at how well the program was received by the school.

"The students really enjoyed themselves and are now more aware of the skills involved in rugby league," Phillips said.

"To be able to associate this positive experience with the Eels, it only highlights the Club's investment into community programs."

For more information on the Parramatta Eels school development programs in the Northern Territory, please contact Josh Phillips via

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