2016 matchday information

ROUND 16, SATURDAY 9 JULY V. HURRICANES - MATCH DAY INFO

KEY TIMINGS

  • 5:00pm Forecourt box office opens (outside Allianz Stadium Gate A, near Driver Avenue)
  • 5:30pm Life Member function commence in SCG Noble Stand (access via SCG Gate A, off Driver Ave)
  • 5:30pm Gates open
  • 5:30pm AGL Pre-Match Coaching Clinic (Grass area located near Indoor Cricket nets, access via Driver Ave)
  • 7:40pm KICK OFF, Waratahs v. Hurricanes

CULTURAL ROUND

The NSW Waratahs match against the Hurricanes at Allianz Stadium on Saturday 9 July will double as the 2016 Cultural Round, celebrating the Indigenous and Pasifika cultures in NSW rugby. As the last match of the regular season it will also be the last opportunity for fans to farewell some of the Tahs most respected and loyal players leaving the Club at the end of the season.

TAHS ON TURF

Waratahs fans will be able to ‘Get on Tahs Turf’ the match against the Hurricanes on Saturday 9 July. It will be the first time this season that supporters will have the opportunity to take to the field after a match. The Waratahs will remain on the field after the game giving you the rare opportunity to get up close to the players and farewell those departing at season’s end.

CATCH TO WIN AND GIVE COMPETITION - $10,000 FINAL

Across all seven of our home matches so far in 2016, we’ve held an exciting in-stadia competition called “Catch to WIN and GIVE”! The competition final will take place during our last match of the regular season, with the two lucky winners who caught the match football during one of the games competing against each other during half time. They will have the chance to take home $10,000 thanks to our principal sponsor Daikin.

FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

In 2016 NSW Waratahs members and fans receive free public transport with all Waratah Memberships and match tickets to all eight home games. Once again, we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity by leaving the car at home and travelling to the game for free on us. Please ensure you show your membership card or match ticket to gain access to free public transport on game day.

For more information go to waratahs.com.au/freetransport. *Conditions Apply

AGL PRE-MATCH COACHING CLINIC

AGL are hosting a FREE kids training clinic before the match and giving out complimentary food and drink vouchers to parents (limited number)! This week's coaching clinic takes place on the grass area located near the indoor cricket nets at Allianz Stadium, access via Driver Ave.

MERCHANDISE

The Tahs boys love nothing more than to run out to a Stadium full of blue! Layer up for winter and the business end of the season with 2016 NSW Waratahs official merchandise. If you don't have time to get to a store, get yours online at waratahs.com.au/shop.

ARRIVE EARLY & ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR SECURITY

The safety and security of fans is the highest priority. All patrons will need to pass through a number of security screening measures before entering the venue, including but not limited to bag inspections and magnetic wanding.

FORECOURT ACTIVITIES

Face Painting – Show your passion and get your face painted blue
Membership Marquee for any enquiries
Army Rock band
CGU green screen / photo booth
Daikin giving away Waratahs flags

MATCH DAY CHARITY – Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

As part of the NSW Waratahs cultural round, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) will be the official match day charity. AIME is a dynamic educational program that is proven to support Indigenous students through high school and into university, employment or further education at the same rate as all Australian students. AIME gives Indigenous students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to grow and succeed.

The NSW Waratahs will wear special indigenous warm-up t-shirts, specially designed by an AIME artist. Each of the match day 23 players’ t-shirts will be put up for auction online, with funds to be donated to AIME.