Penrith Panthers facts for kids
Rugby League Club
|Nickname(s)||Liquorice AllSorts, The Riff, Chocolate Soldiers, Mountain Men, Riff, The Pennies|
|Founded||4 July 1966|
|Competition||National Rugby League|
|Premierships||2 (1991, 2003)|
|Minor premiership||2 (1991, 2003)|
|Wooden spoons||4 (1973, 1980, 2001, 2007)|
|Most capped||244 - Steve Carter|
|Highest points scorer||1,572 - Ryan Girdler|
Penrith Panthers are an Australian professional rugby league football team based in the western Sydney suburb of Penrith. The team is based 55 km west of the centre of Sydney and at the foot of the Blue Mountains.
The Panthers were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competition in 1967. Penrith struggled for almost twenty years before finally reaching their first finals series. The club achieved its first Grand Final appearance in 1990 but were beaten by the Canberra Raiders 18–14.. The following year the Panthers met the Raiders again in the 1991 Grand Final, this time winning the game 19–12.
Penrith's most recent premiership achievement was over the Sydney Roosters in the 2003 Grand Final where Penrith were considered underdogs but came out on top with an 18–6 victory.
Ivan Cleary was appointed head coach in October 2018. James Maloney assumed the role of club captain following Peter Wallace's mid-season retirement in June 2018. Sports media personality Phil Gould is the club's manager of football operations. OAK Milk has been their major sponsor since 2012.
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