Parramatta Eels have today announced the contract upgrade of Jakob Arthur to our NRL Top 30 squad for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
Jake has progressed through the Eels pathways system from the U14s development team, Harold Matthews, and SG Ball teams through to the NRL Development squad in 2021.
Parramatta Eels GM Mark O’Neill said that after strong performances in NSW Cup, Jake deserved his opportunity to join the Eels top squad.
“Jake has impressed the coaches, staff and players across the 2021 season. He has an incredibly calm demeanor and talented football brain.
“You would have to search a long way back to find another player with the same passion and determination to succeed.
"Jake has developed through our Pathways program and is currently studying a Bachelor of Sports Coaching at university which is important to ensure his life is balanced off-field so he can perform to his best on-field,” he said.