Eels extend Brad Arthur's contract

The Parramatta Eels Rugby League Club are pleased to announce the extension of the contract of Head Coach, Brad Arthur, for two years taking him through until the end of the 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

Parramatta Eels Club CEO, Bernie Gurr, said the Club has been in discussions for three weeks with Brad’s manager, Chris Orr from Pacific Sports Management, and the extension of his contract was important for the Club moving forward.

“When we undertook our Football review last year it was clear that a long term strategy for our football department was needed to ensure our players and coaches have the best possible opportunity for success.

“It is the view of the Board and CEO that Brad is the best choice to lead our Club’s Football Program into the future.

“We are focused on continuing to be a Development Club and we strongly believe in what Brad is building and his ability to lead our NRL team in the right direction,” added Bernie.

Brad Arthur said he was very happy to have the support of the Club: “I feel very fortunate to be able to continue coaching at this great Club. We have a proud and passionate supporter base and I want us to give them the results they deserve.

“Everyone involved in our Football Program realises the responsibility we have in bringing sustained success to our Members and fans and that remains our priority.”

Chris Orr from Pacific Sports Management added: “I would like to thank the Club, and especially Bernie and Sean, for their efforts over the past three weeks; the entire process has been handled professionally and I am extremely pleased both parties came to an agreement that will see Brad continue as Head Coach of the Parramatta Eels”.