Eels pay tribute to league

The Parramatta Eels are the first rugby league identity to honour the memory of rugby league journalist and broadcaster Peter Frilingos, who died suddenly last month.

The club this morning announced that its media centre, located in the Ken Thornett stand, will be named the ?Peter Chippy Frilingos Media Centre? in memory of the legendary league writer.

The NRL are also set to announce their own tribute to Frilingos, with a connection to the Dally M Awards believed to be involved.

Parramatta Stadium Trust Chairman Alan Overton OAM AM says it is finally important that the club pay tribute to a man that helped the Eels become the team they are today.

?Peter and the Parramatta Club have an ongoing link, as it was Peter who first suggested the use of the ?Eel? as our emblem back in the 1960?s,? Mr Overton said.

?Peter also sat on the selection panel that nominated the Legends Team in 2002, and was an ongoing part of the panel that each year recommends a nominee for the Hall of Fame.?

The naming of the centre in Frilingos? honour has the blessing of his wife Maureen and the pair?s children.

A plaque and photograph have been placed in the Media Centre, whilst a sign has also been installed underneath the camera bay in the Ken Thornett stand on the western side of the Stadium.

Frilingos, 59, died last month while working on a story for The Daily Telegraph, where he was Chief Rugby League writer.