Episode 5 of The Tip Sheet is here and it is our biggest one yet! In this installment the Cumberland Throw sit down with Parramatta Eels’ CEO Bernie Gurr in our most in-depth and exhaustive interview to date. Gurr and TCT begin by diving into the administrative side of the Eels but a slew of broader discussion points are covered in this mammoth sit-down chat.
Major topics that Sixties, Mitch and Chris throw the way of the Parramatta CEO include:
- Parramatta’s pursuit for a major sponsor.
- How the club has approached creating the 2018 jersey.
- Steps taken to improve the game day experience for fans in 2017.
- NRL scheduling and the problems there-in that face Sydney NRL clubs.
- Can the NRL learn anything from the American sports market?
- The future of our Northern Territory deal and the idea of taking home games to rural centres or interstate.
- What lies in the future for the Old Salesyard training facility.
- Brad Arthur
- Should the NRL implement greater concessions for juniors?
- Did the Eels over-achieve in 2017 and the impact of injuries on our 2017 campaign.
- How the proposed football operations cap will impact the Eels and the NRL.
Bernie Gurr answers with the insight and poise that you would expect and provides a gripping look into the multi-faceted role that is the Chief Executive Officer of the Parramatta Eels. Gurr’s look into the wider Sydney NRL landscape is a truly fascinating listen in and of itself and it serves to highlight both the weaknesses and strengths of the crowded Sydney NRL market while also touching on its rich history.
It might take a while to digest it all given it is essentially a double episode of The Tip Sheet but we hope you thoroughly enjoy this installment.
As always we are hugely appreciative of the time given up by our interviewee – doubly so this time around given how many questions Bernie Gurr fielded.