Burgess lends support
Rabbitohs star backs Coast game
TICKETS for the Coast’s historic NRL clash between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and New Zealand Warriors are now on sale.
The round five match on Saturday, April 13 be the first NRL game for premiership points to be played on the Coast.
Rabbitohs powerhouse forward George Burgess joined Sunshine Coast Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer at Alexandra Headland last week to launch the tickets for the 2019 match.
Burgess is looking forward to playing at Sunshine Coast Stadium in April.
“There are South Sydney members and supporters right across Australia and we have always enjoyed great support when we’ve taken our home games to regional areas,” he said.
“I’m sure it will be no different up here when we take on the Warriors.
“It will be a great weekend up here in April so I encourage all Rabbitohs members to grab their tickets early and make a full weekend of it as there is so much to see and do on the Sunshine Coast.
“My family and I travel up this way often throughout the year as my wife’s family is from the Sunshine Coast and it’s a great spot to get away, and now you can cheer on your footy team as well.”
Cr Dwyer said it was a great event for the Coast.
“We’re looking forward to having a strong contingent of Rabbitohs and Warriors members in the crowd at Sunshine Coast Stadium on 13 April, but we’re also keen for our local rugby leagueloving community to have the best chance to see the NRL in their backyard for the first time,” h said.
“Rugby league has a strong support base here on the Coast, including those who keep our local clubs running, former and current players, and mums and dads who get their kids to training each week, as well as those who watch the NRL on TV every week during the season.
“They’ve been waiting to see the NRL here on the Sunshine Coast and the next four days give them special priority access to tickets to the historic first game.”
Sunshine Coast residents can use the codeword SCLOCAL when prompted after logging in to the Ticketek website to purchase their tickets.
Tickets start at $30 for adults, $26 concession, and $18 children. General admission family passes are available for $72.
Corporate and hospitality packages will be available. Registrations of interest can be made by contacting Sunshine Coast Stadium.
SUNNY FAMILY: Rabbitohs star Geroge Burgess and his family at Alexandra Headland.