The City of Parramatta is awash with blue and gold as the Parramatta Eels prepare to create rugby league history on Sunday, with both the club’s NRL and NRLW teams to star in the 2022 Grand Finals.
Blue and gold flags will deck the streets of the Parramatta CBD, while the Parramatta River foreshore and the City’s new community, cultural and civic hub PHIVE will be illuminated in the team’s colours every night this week.
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis congratulated the Parramatta Eels, who could become the first club in history to win both the NRL and NRLW titles in the same season.
“We are so proud to support the Parramatta Eels – our entire City is behind you in a blaze of blue and gold,” Cr Davis said.
“Our congratulations to the players for making it through to the Grand Final – in the club’s 75th year, no less. You’ve done us proud and now it’s time to make history!
“The excitement already has Parramatta buzzing, as we deck the streets with flags and celebrate pride in our local team and great City. I encourage everyone to get behind our players, who we are confident will be bringing home two trophies from Grand Final Day – go the mighty Eels!”
On top of decorating the City, Council is also hosting ‘best dressed’ competitions for local businesses and local fans with special prizes on offer, including tickets to the grand final and prizes donated by Parramatta Leagues Club.
Lord Mayor Cr Donna Davis has invited Penrith City Council Mayor Cr Tricia Hitchen, backing the Penrith Panthers in the NRL Grand Final, to a friendly photo opportunity as the two Western Sydney teams face a showdown.
“We’re backing the Parramatta Eels for the win,” Cr Davis said. “Accor Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park is in the Parramatta Local Government Area, so I’d like to think we have the home-ground advantage!”