21 Apr 2021
Minister for Major Events
The Parramatta Eels will take on the Brisbane Broncos in the Anzac round clash at TIO Stadium on Friday, 23 April with support from the Territory Labor Government.
The Anzac round is one of the most renowned on the NRL calendar, and is significant to the Top End due to the Territory’s extensive World War II history.
Players and support staff from both teams arrive in the Territory tomorrow and will take part in community engagement opportunities over coming days.
These include the Parramatta Eels Primary School Cup, a Wheelchair Rugby League come and try day, the Eels Mataranka Sports Expo and a Broncos training session that is open to the public.
About 60 representatives from the Territory’s adopted club, the Eels, will also attend the Dawn Service on Anzac Day. The club will take part in the wreath-laying ceremony.
Time is running out to secure a ticket for Friday’s match by visiting www.premier.tickettek.com.au
All ticket holders will be entitled to free travel on Darwin’s urban bus network to attend the match.
The Northern Territory Government will also provide dedicated buses running from the Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston Interchanges, and the Humpty Doo Park & Ride.
Check out the NTMEC Facebook page on Thursday for more information.
Quotes from Minister for Health Natasha Fyles:
“The Anzac round clash is one of the biggest NRL events of the year and given the Top End’s World War II history, it makes sense for the Territory to host this game.
“The eyes of NRL fans across the country will be on Darwin this week, and we are expecting interstate visitors to enjoy everything the Territory has to offer while they are in town.
“The Territory Labor Government is proud to have secured this high profile game in Darwin leading up to Anzac Day.”
Quotes from Parramatta Eels Captain Clint Gutherson:
“Our annual trip to Darwin is one of our favourite games of the season, we’re especially looking forward to it given we missed it last year due to the travel ban.
“We’re really enjoying our footy this season and can’t wait to play in front of the locals for a very special Anzac Round. We’re hoping to see as many NT fans as possible show up at our home away from home on Friday night.”