Excitement builds as finals loom

Friday, 26 August 2022

Penrith City Council is proud to congratulate the Penrith Panthers on receiving the J.J.Giltinan Shield tonight at Penrith Stadium for the 2022 Telstra Premiership.

Awarded for the Minor Premiership, it is the fourth time in the club’s history they have secured the shield (1991, 2003, 2020 and 2022).

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said it was fitting for the shield to be presented in front of a big crowd at Panthers home game tonight.

“I’m pleased the fans and Penrith community have been able to witness the minor premiership being awarded to our team tonight at the last home game of their regular premiership season,” Cr Hitchen said.

“It’s the fans who are the lifeblood of the team and our community certainly rallies behind the team in what has a been another dominant season.''

“The performances throughout the year, despite injury or suspension, have shown that it’s a team effort and I believe that’s what makes our team a force to be reckoned with come the finals.”

Penrith City Council will be celebrating the Penrith Panthers efforts to make it back-to-back NRL Premierships through a range of highly visible activations through the City of Penrith.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Friday, 26 August 2022.