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Fans invited onto the field for Nathan Cayless tribute at Parramatta Stadium
The Pirtek Parramatta Eels will celebrate the career of Nathan Cayless this Saturday at Parramatta Stadium with a special on-field tribute at the conclusion of the match against the Warriors.
All fans at the match will be invited onto the field at the end of the game to join Cayless and the Eels' first premiership-winning captain Steve Edge for a special presentation honouring his contribution to the club in the past 14 seasons.
The first 5,000 fans through the gates on Saturday will have the chance to pick up a one-off Nathan Cayless mask, and there will also be temporary tattoos celebrating his career. A limited number of commemorative Nathan Cayless t-shirts at $25 each will also be available.
Before the match the annual Parramatta Eels Players' Reunion will take place and the club's Old Boys will form a guard of honour for Cayless as he runs onto the field to take on the Warriors in his last match ever.
Special video tributes will be played before and after the game as the NRL's longest-serving captain hangs up his boots.
The Parramatta Eels are also joining with game day charity partner Northcott Disability Services and wearing orange socks to raise awareness for Spins Bifida Awareness Week.
Northcott supports more than 8,000 children and adults with disabilities and their families across NSW and the ACT. Spina Bifida Awareness Week is an important awareness week campaign run by Northcott from September 1-7 each year.
The Week aims to increase awareness of spina bifida, the second most common physical disability in Australia, and the Eels will be supporting this on Saturday night.
There are still special $14 tickets available in the East Terrace in a ticket offer honouring Cayless' 14 years at the club. Go to www.ticketek.com.au to purchase your seats and farewell a champion.