Footy lovers will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with NRL and Super Rugby players at six open training sessions, a ‘Come and Try’ junior clinic and a fan day ahead of pre-season clashes at council’s Sunshine Coast Stadium this month.
Thousands of fans are expected to take the opportunity to meet their favourite players from Super Rugby Plus500 Brumbies (February 13), Gallagher Chiefs Rugby (February 13), Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (February 16), Canberra Raiders (February 16) at one of six open training sessions at Sunshine Coast Stadium along with a New Zealand Warriors fan day (February 22 at Alex Surf Club) and a ‘Come and Try’ clinic for junior NRL players with Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (February 15).
All six teams will be in action on the field when Sunshine Coast Stadium comes alive with three matches in a fantastic fortnight of February footy.
Super Rugby’s Brumbies and Chiefs will meet on Wednesday night, February 14 followed by two NRL pre-season trials on consecutive Saturdays – the Bulldogs against the Raiders (February 17) and the Titans against the Warriors (February 24).
The Chiefs versus Brumbies game is expected to feature All Blacks and Wallabies representatives, while for NRL fans, it will be the first visit to the Sunshine Coast for the Bulldogs, Raiders and Titans.
Don’t miss the chance to lock in your seats for the pre-season games from $12-$23 for general admission and $30-$40 for grandstand tickets with the option for fans to grab both NRL games at a discount with the Ultimate League Legend deal.
For those who really love their footy, there is nothing better than the Ultimate Fan Experience and the VIP Corporate hospitality packages available for the NRL and Super Rugby pre-season clash.
Tickets incur a one-off transaction fee at booking and are available from Ticketek.
Free Open Training Sessions, Fan Day and ‘Come and Try’ Clinic Fast Facts
February 13: Plus500 Brumbies Open Training Session
Catch the Plus500 Brumbies at an open training session from 10am – 11am on February 13 at Sunshine Coast Stadium followed by an opportunity to meet the team.
February 13: Chiefs Rugby Open Training Session
Chiefs Rugby fans can watch their favourite players go through their paces at an open training session at Sunshine Coast Stadium from 3pm – 4.30pm followed by an opportunity to meet the team at 4.30pm – 5pm.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs welcome budding NRL players to join them in a ‘Come and Try’ clinic. Test your skills against the players at Sunshine Coast Stadium from 4pm – 5pm.
February 16: Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Open Training Session
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs fans can watch their favourite players at an open training session at Sunshine Coast Stadium from 10am – noon on February 16.
February 16: Canberra Raiders Open Training Session
Canberra Raiders fans can watch their favourite players prepare for their trial match against Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs from 1pm – 2pm on February 16 at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
February 22: New Zealand Warriors Fan Day at Alex Surf Club
Head to the Alex Surf Club from 5pm – 6pm on February 22 to meet the New Zealand Warriors before they take on the Gold Coast Titans at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
February 23: New Zealand Warriors Open Training Session
New Zealand Warriors welcome their fans to an open training session to see them prepare for their clash against the Gold Coast Titans from 10.30am – 11.30am on February 23 at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
February 23: Gold Coast Titans Open Training Session
Catch the Gold Coast Titans at an open training session from 9am – 10.30am on February 23 at Sunshine Coast Stadium followed by an opportunity to meet the team.
NRL and Super Rugby Game Dates:
Wednesday February 14: ACT Plus500 Brumbies v Gallagher Chiefs from NZ (7pm)
Saturday, February 17: Canterbury Bulldogs v Canberra Raiders (5pm)
Saturday, February 24: Gold Coast Titans v NZ Warriors (5pm).