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Eels working hard to aid flood victims in Goodna
The Pirtek Parramatta Eels will spend the final day of their clean-up in Ipswich at Goodna Junior Rugby League Club with a sausage sizzle and signing session.
The kids from the local rugby league teams will be at Richardson Park, Brisbane Terrace, Goodna from 9.30am tomorrow morning to meet the Eels.
The Eels have spent the day working hard with the locals in Goodna, Ipswich, to clean up following the floods that have reduced much of the town to mud and debris.
The players used their muscle wherever they were needed - cleaning out houses, backyards, garages and shops.
Parramatta Eels prop and Queenslander Carl Webb has been shocked by the devastation to the area from the floods but was heartened to see the way people are overcoming one of the biggest natural disasters this country has seen.
Spirits are high but it is shocking coming here today and seeing how much impact the floods have really had, Webb says.
We've seen how much of the area was completely submerged by the floods so we wanted to get in and give a helping hand.
The Parramatta Eels will leave Ipswich tomorrow afternoon ahead of their flight back to Sydney. They will depart from Brisbane Airport at 4.15pm on flight QF545, arriving in Sydney at 6.50pm local time.