This year Parramatta Eels are celebrating 70 years and they have a lot to celebrate; the rich legacies, transformed board, superb coaching, loyal staff, committed players, development of new stadium, successful junior development a strong fan base and finishing 4th on the table which sees them in the exciting Footy Finals for 2017. All of this lead by Bernie Gurr who has only been in the role for 10 months. With the support of the good people at the club he has created stability and values of Integrity, respect and excellence as the club grows to meet the needs of the West of Sydney with the development of the new stadium that they will share with Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club. This year the club awarded their first female Life Member, Jan Bryen for her 40 years of service. I am ever grateful for this interview, as my friends know I’m a huge fan of the Parra Eels! I trust you can take away some inspiration from the turnaround of the club and the people behind it; the staff, coaches, volunteers, players and their families and the fans themselves. Go Parra!!