The woman whose voice has graced the loudspeakers at Panthers Stadium for three decades says she’ll be cheering for Penrith in this Sunday night’s Grand Final.
Jane Scali recorded ‘Go The Mighty Panthers’, which was written and produced by Ray Hall, in the late 1980s.
It premiered at a function at Panthers Leagues Club on July 24, 1989 and is still used today as the club’s victory song at Panthers Stadium.
“I must admit I’m more than a little chuffed to hear that they are still playing the theme song I recorded a good 30 years ago,” Ms Scali told the Weekender.
“It makes me feel like a young kid again!”
Ms Scali is from Melbourne originally but will back the Panthers on Sunday night.
“I will be tuning in to the game on Sunday and will have all my fingers and toes crossed,” she said.
“I may be originally born and raised in Melbourne but I definitely will be backing the Mighty Panthers all the way.”
A Penrith victory would see Ms Scali’s song played at ANZ Stadium – with a live performance taking place at her home.
“If they win this Sunday I’ll be singing it so loud in my lounge room the neighbours will hear for miles around,” she said.
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.