The Cumberland Throw had the privilege to attend the jersey presentations for both the Harold Matthews and the SG Ball last Friday. Four of Parramatta’s most promising young NRL talents in Haze Dunster, Sean Russell, Jakob Arthur and William Penisini spoke to the two squads, passing on their own experiences, the wisdom they gained and the proverbial torch itself to help light the way towards a potential career in first grade.
It was a wonderful experience and the very presence of those four young men reinforced how vital the pipeline of junior football and talent development is to the club. Equally so the boys and girls of the three junior representative classes of 2022 will have every chance to blaze their own path to the NRL and NRL in Blue & Gold.
Unfortunately the Eels weren’t able to kickstart their 2022 campaigns with first up victories in Round 1, falling to the Sydney Roosters across all three grades. You can read about the blow-by-blow action right here on TCT. In spite of the minor setback here is plenty to be excited about through the Harold Matthews, SG Ball and Tarsha Gale and you can follow all three of those journeys right through the season on The Cumberland Throw!