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2023 Junior Representatives Jersey Presentations

The 2023 classes in the Tarsha Gale, Harold Matthews and SG Ball were finalised last week and each squad was presented with their offical playing jerseys this week ahead of their season opening road trip to the Central Coast.

Receiving that jersey is a huge moment for players, especially as they move further along the development pathway. It signifies that the club is invested in them and acknowledges their effort and sacrifice to reach this level.

The Parramatta Eels obviously put a huge emphasis on both their junior district and player development and each of these three pathway squads represent the lifeblood and future of the club.

Kate Mullaly (Parramatta NRLW Assistant Coach), Will Penisini (NRL) and Matt Doorey (NRL) spoke to the Tarsha Gale, Harold Matthews and SG Ball respectively with each individual sharing their own journey and experiences in order to help guide the next generation of Eels. It was inspirational to see and hear what pulling on a Parra jersey means to people.

TCT sincerely thanks coaches Ryan Waker, Chris Howard and Steve O’Dea, as well as Pathways executive staff, for the priviliged access to their teams throughout the season. We also appreciate being able to document the Gale and Matts jersey presentations, and we thank the SG Ball staff for providing us with photos from their presentation.

The 2023 Junior Representative season starts this weekend with the Parramatta Eels travelling north to take on the Central Coast Roosters.

We’ll be previewing each of the matches throughout the season on The Tip Sheet podcast, then stick with us for live blogs or score updates of every grade, every week.

See you this Saturday!


2023 Tarsha Gale


*Absentees – Petalina Atoa

2023 Harold Matthews


*Absentees – Lucius Muliaga, Mikayel Tito, Lewis Saad


2023 SG Ball


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17 thoughts on “2023 Junior Representatives Jersey Presentations

  1. Ron

    Thanks for the report! I noticed josh Lynn was half and ethan sanders 5/8. Seems interesting to move Ethan sanders to 5/8 when he has big wraps on him

      1. sixties

        Josh Lynn had a terrific final trial against the Panthers. Easily best on field, but Sanders was the standout Flegg player last year.

  2. Parra Pete

    Josh Lynn has been named in the QLD Under 19 SOO Train on squad. He is a goal kicking half back with huge wraps on him as well.
    Been in the QLD age teams all along the way..
    josh Lynn (PBC SHS)​Signed by the Eels

    Lynn was the glue of the Queensland 18s, a Cooper Cronk type. He is following in the footsteps of past students Toby Sexton and Tom Weaver as Queensland 18 years halfback representatives.
    Also a goalkicker

  3. Anonymous

    Great effort and congratulations to all players making the squads..thanx again guys for the update and photos….Daughters Husbands nephew made the mighty blue and gold sg ball team, looking forward to following his progress through the year…

    1. sixties

      It is a fine achievement for the players. They are at the pointy end of young talent. That funnel keeps narrowing and they’ve got to a stage where many don’t. What happens from here can come down to many factors, but application and attitude are important. Are you going to share his name so we can cheer him on?

      1. Anonymous

        His brother also in one of the 15s squad for the mighty eels..hopefully that’s enough of a hint for you sixties..

  4. Ken 70,

    Thanks for all the work that is put into ,keeping people like myself ,about what goes on at the team ,much appreciated 👏

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