The Parramatta Eels today confirmed a new three-year community partnership with PCYC NSW that will see the Club align with an expert partner in the health & well-being space.
PCYC NSW is Australia’s leading youth charity, working in partnership with community and Police to transform young lives.
With Junior Paulo as the partnership ambassador, the Parramatta Eels support will be focused on Physical Activity/Nutrition and Mental Health through the Fit For Life Program and the soon to be launched Growth-mindset, Resilience, Intervention for Teenagers (GRIT) Mental Health Program.
Parramatta Eels CEO Jim Sarantinos said, “With three PCYC NSW Clubs across the Eels catchment based in Parramatta, Blacktown and Fairfield-Cabramatta, this partnership gives us a great opportunity to connect with the Western Sydney community and deliver positive social change.”
PCYC NSW CEO Dominic Teakle said it is appropriate that an iconic NSW charity is linked with an iconic National Rugby League team like the Parramatta Eels.
"There are many areas where our community programs overlap with the great work being done by the Parramatta Eels," he said.
"We look forward to maximising the shared opportunities in the areas of youth development and well-being. We have many Eels fans at our clubs and amongst our members, and three thriving clubs in the Eels’ heartland – PCYC Parramatta, PCYC Blacktown and PCYC Fairfield-Cabramatta.
“Our grassroots connections to the local community are a solid base for this partnership to grow and deliver even greater programs and opportunities for young people."