NAB Cup Fever Hits Townsville

The countdown is on to Townsville’s first NAB Cup match between the Gold Coast SUNS and the North Melbourne Kangaroos to be played at Tony Ireland Stadium this Saturday, March 2.

With five days remaining, fans are urged to secure their tickets.

AFL Queensland CEO Michael Conlan said …“We’ve had a great response from the local community and we’re really pleased to be able to bring live AFL to Townsville this year.

“Ticket sales have been strong and we’re expecting a great crowd for the match. It certainly sends a strong message about the local interest in our game,” he said.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said local supporters were looking forward to the city’s first NAB Cup match.

“It’s going to be a great game with a fantastic supporting festival and I would encourage people to get their tickets now to avoid disappointment,” she said.

“This is our chance to show off the city’s support for the code and help to secure future matches in Townsville.”

Remaining tickets can be purchased from ticketshop or by phoning 4727 9797.

It will be a great afternoon including free entertainment for the kids with the AFL Playground open before and during the match.  Fans are encouraged to bring their own footballs to join in the traditional after match Kick-to-Kick on the main oval.

The Defence Force will face off against Townsville AFL in the 12.30pm curtain raiser to the main match at 3:30pm.


9:00am Tickets available for purchase from the venue at Gate 2
11:30am Tony Ireland Stadium gates open
11:30am NAB Auskick invite-only clinic
12:15pm Australian Defence Force v Townsville Representative Team warm up
12:25pm 1RAR band march on and National Anthem
12:35pm Australian Defence Force v Townsville Representative game commences
2:40pm Gold Coast SUNS and North Melbourne warm ups on main oval
3:00pm – 3:15pm 1RAR Band march on
3:30pm Gold Coast SUNS v North Melbourne Kangaroos
4:20pm – 4:35pm Half Time – NAB Auskick and Cadbury AFL 9s
5:42pm Gold Coast SUNS v North Melbourne Kangaroos end of game
5:50pm – 6:15pm Public kick around on TIS
6:30pm Gold Coast SUNS Academy Under 18s – Metro v Country
9:00pm Tony Ireland Stadium closed

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