The Parramatta Eels have announced the appointment of Beau Scott and Tim Mannah as co-captains for the 2017 Season.

For the first time, the Club has also appointed an eight-man leadership group which will play a pivotal role in driving high standards and developing a strong culture both on and off the field in 2017.

The leadership group includes Beau and Tim as co-captains as well as Corey Norman, Frank Pritchard, Issac De Gois, Tepai Meroa, Manu Ma’u and Michael Jennings.

Parramatta Eels Head Coach Brad Arthur said that Beau and Tim were standout leaders for the captaincy but it was a key focus for team to develop its overall leadership capabilities for 2017 and beyond.

“Beau and Tim are admired and respected by their teammates and coaches alike and I look forward to working closely with them over the course of the season." said Head Coach Brad Arthur.

“In 2017, we want to build the leadership capability amongst our team so I am pleased that we have appointed a leadership group with an energetic mix of respected senior players and emerging leaders, all with their part to play in our Club’s development.”

Eels co-captain Tim Mannah said he was looking forward to leading the team alongside Beau in 2017 and he was equally pleased to be part of the inaugural Eels Leadership Group.

“It’s an honour to be appointed alongside Beau to lead the Club in 2017 and I am looking forward to the challenge that Beau, myself and the leadership group have in maintaining and driving the elite standards of this Club." Tim Mannah said.

“We have a responsibility to set a healthy example to the playing group on what we stand for as a team and as a Club.”

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