Penrith's Troy Worner is a true blue and gold fan

Troy Worner
Troy Worner

Troy Worner may live in the Penrith area but he is as blue and gold as they come.

In fact, the 37-year-old gives gives new meaning to the phrase diehard fan.

In the garage of his Jamisontown home, Warner has created the ultimate place to watch the footy: the Eels man cave.

The 2½-car garage has been decked out with Eels memorabilia with every surface decorated in blue and gold, including a special Nathan Hindmarsh-themed fridge for refreshments.

Hanging from the walls are his 31 Parramatta Eels jerseys. Yes, 31.

"It has become an easy birthday or Christmas present," Mr Worner said.

"Everyone knows I'm an Eels fan — win, lose or draw. I love feeling part of the team as a member and supporting them through the good and bad times."

The Eels invited Mr Worner to display his jerseys at the launch of the heritage jersey they will wear when they play the Bulldogs on Friday.

It's a replica of the club's 1986 premiership-winning jersey.

"The '86 grand final was actually the first game I remember watching," Mr Worner said.

"From there I have been supporting them ever since.

"When I was a young fella my dad's friend was a Parramatta supporter and he used to talk about the Eels and it stuck in my head and it went from there.

"Now it's Parramatta, Parramatta, Parramatta."

So much so that at three days old he signed his daughter Ella up as an Eels member.

As for his favourite players, he couldn't go past Peter Sterling and Nathan Hindmarsh.

Of the current group he nominated Semi Radradra and Tepai Moeroa.

"I love watching the young kids develop; I think they can take us forward," he said.

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