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Eels legends honoured at Bankwest Stadium

Parramatta Eels legends Ken Thornett, Mick Cronin, Brett Kenny and Peter Sterling have been honoured with the grandstands of Bankwest Stadium bearing their legendary names.

Named in their honour, Blue & Gold Members and fans will be able to see each grandstand bearing their names of the Blue & Gold legends for the first time, during our Easter Monday clash against the Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium.

Ken Thornett who was nicknamed the Mayor of Parramatta, will have the Western grandstand bearing his name. Thornett represented the Eels through the 1960s and early 1970s and played 12 Tests for Australia. He died in August, 2016.

Michael Cronin will have his name on the eastern grandstand. Cronin was part of the glorious Eels side that dominated through the early and mid 1980s.

The halves pairing of Kenny and Sterling will once again reunite, honoured with the south and north grandstands of the Eels new home.

The pair won four premierships together with Parramatta during the 1980s. Kenny will appear on the southern grandstand whilst Sterling will appear on the northern grandstand.

Sterling and Kenny names were previously on the hills at either end of the old ground, but will now have stands named after them.

To complete the nod to the Eels’ history, the Ray Price statue, which stood outside the old Parramatta Stadium, is placed in the new Bankwest Stadium precinct on the Western side located near Gate F.

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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