Dear Members,

Many of you will have been recently reading and hearing a lot about our Club’s contract negotiations with our Players.

We have 14 players off contract at the end of this 2019 season and, while it has long been our Club’s policy not to discuss contract negotiations publicly, please be assured that we are working diligently to do what is in the best interests of both our Players and our Club.  

As a Club, we are obligated to respect the integrity of the negotiation process and this ensures that our Club and each Player, and their manager, can engage in “good faith” discussions. As a management team, our goal is to implement a disciplined, strategic Player recruitment and Salary Cap program.

All our Players are important to us and we expect that they are treated with utmost respect at all times regardless of the speculation that takes place during negotiations. We urge everyone to support and value every Eels Player who wears our Blue & Gold jersey and we look forward to seeing that continue on Sunday.

Rest assured that when we have a definitive outcome regarding Player contracts, we will update our Members accordingly.

Kind Regards,

Bernie Gurr.
Parramatta Eels CEO