Christmas will come early for NRL fans in Alice Springs, with the opportunity to meet and train with the Parramatta Eels during a training camp in December 2017.
Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss, said the Eels are conducting open training sessions at Anzac Oval from 5-8 December 2017, along with community signing sessions, a barbecue and school visits.
“The Eels are extremely popular with fans of all ages in Alice Springs who will be thrilled to be able to pick up a few tips from their sporting heroes,” Ms Moss said.
“On top of the training sessions, the Eels will be visiting a remote community, providing incredible opportunities for fans to mingle with the team”.
Member for Namatjira, Chansey Paech welcomes the Parramatta Eels to their four day training camp.
“It’s great to see the Parramatta Eels come to Central Australia for a four day training camp that will give fans unprecedented access to their Rugby League heroes,” Mr Paech said.
Parramatta Eels Chief Executive Mr Bernie Gurr said the team was excited to visit Central Australia for this unique community camp.
“We have a strong connection with Alice Springs, and we look forward to visiting schools and meeting with junior league and community groups,” Mr Gurr said.
“Our Club values our relationship with the Northern Territory and our players will enjoy interacting with the local community, with a number of opening training sessions and skills clinics planned.”
The training camp will be the first of several high profile summer sporting events in Alice Springs, with the Big Bash League and the National Indigenous Cricket Championships rolling out in 2018 followed by the AFL featuring a premiership game in May 2018.
Source: NT Government