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Souths Cares Present

The 35th Charity Shield Dragons v Rabbitohs

Sunday 19 February 2017, ANZ Stadium

Gates Open: 1.40pm

NYC Kick Off: 1.45pm

NRL Kick Off: 4.00pm

This weekend will mark the 35th anniversary of the first Charity Shield played between the Dragons and Rabbitohs back in 1982. The family-friend time of 4pm on a Sunday enables as many Members and supporters of both Clubs to head to ANZ Stadium and enjoy an afternoon of football.

See below for event, Member, transport and important ticket information.


  • To plan your trip visit the Transport for NSW game day event page.
  • Arrive early to soak in the atmosphere ahead of the match.


Take advantage of the pre-purchase $35 family pass!

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In Person:
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The Charity Shield is included in Rabbitohs ticketed Memberships. Check the Member Insider for a discount to purchase member priced additional tickets!


Proceeds from the Charity Shield match go towards supporting the Rabbitohs’ and Dragons’ selected charities. The Rabbitohs support Souths Cares, an independent, not-for-profit, public benevolent institution, established in 2006 to support the local community and address social need across the South Sydney region.

Don’t miss out on your copy of Charity Shield News for 2017! For a gold coin donation you can get your copy at the gates as you enter the stadium.

Proceeds of these sales go directly to the Rabbitohs aligned Charity - Souths Cares, and the Dragons aligned charity - the St George Foundation. For a gold coin donation get your copy and help these two amazing charities in the process.

Souths Cares’ charter is to support disadvantaged, marginalised and indigenous youth and their families through a three-pillar framework of Employment, Education and Healthy and Active Lifestyles. Look out for the volunteers on game day to make a gold coin donation!

Souths Cares have invited WINDGAP foundation to form the official Guard of Honour. 

The WINDGAP Foundation has been operating for over 60 years and aims to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and raise community awareness about issues relating to intellectual disabilities. The Rabbitohs and Souths Cares have been working together with the WINDGAP Foundation to promote rugby league as an inclusive sport for all people from our community.



Nova 96.9’s Ice Cream Truck is bringing #NovaTreats to the people of Sydney this summer, and on game day there will be free treats for all! Find the Casanovas in the Eastern Precinct when you get off the train.


Head to the Eastern Precinct and be sure to check out the giant inflatable Fujitsu & Souths Cares Footy Field and test your NRL skills.


The Membership marquee will be located on the Eastern side outside Gates C/D and near aisle 104.

Rabbitohs Members will have access to Aisles 101-106. 

The Burrow will be located in 136-2.

Member Promotions on the day will include:

  • Buy a Membership and get your pack on the day
  • Buy a Ticketed Membership and receive entry to the Charity Shield
  • If you have purchased a ticket and purchase a Membership on the day we will take that price off a Ticketed Membership (T&Cs apply)
  • Be at the game for your chance to run in the traditional Membership relay at half time and for your chance to be upgraded Centreline Seats, watch warm-up on the field and post-match on field.

MEMBERS DECK (Rabbitohs Members Bar)

For Charity Shield the Rabbitohs Members Deck will be located in the Level 2 East Cross Bar at ANZ Stadium. Rally up your fellow Members and head to the Members Deck pre-game!


Rabbitohs Members will receive 20% off Food and Beverage at the Brewery on the day of each Rabbitohs game at ANZ Stadium this season. Members will simply need to present their Membership card to redeem this discount!


Don’t forget all Rabbitohs Members receive 10% off Merchandise so be sure you visit our Merchandise Team at outlet 104 or visit the Merchandise Van located opposite the P1 Car Park!


Rabbitohs Ticket Box Office A/B (Eastern Precinct) opens from 1:10pm until 4:20pm and is available for Rabbitohs Members for any Ticket Collections or Game Day enquiries. All Members who have recently purchased a Membership with access to this game are required to pick up their temporary entry ticket from this window.

Please allow yourself extra time to collect your temporary match day Membership ticket.


Getting there:

Public transport is your best bet!


The closest train station to ANZ Stadium is Olympic Park Station, most services will need to swap at Lidcombe. Check the Sydney Trains timetable to plan ahead!

For the most up-to-date information on track work and replacement services, please click here.


Sydney Buses will operate to a regular weekend timetable.

o   Route 525 operates between Parramatta and Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park.

o   Route 526 runs from the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf to Olympic Park.

Please check Sydney Trains timetable for last trips departing Sydney Olympic Park.

ANZ Stadium Car Parking

There is car parking available at the P1 Car Park. ANZ recommends that you pre-book parking. This should be done 7 to 10 working days in advance through Sydney Olympic Park or Ticketek.

If you decide to drive, the below routes are advised and can help minimise traffic issues:

  • From the NORTH: Through Top Ryde, take Victoria Rd and then Silverwater Rd and Holker Street to Sydney Olympic Park;
  • From the SOUTH: Turn onto Parramatta Road then Hill Road to Sydney Olympic Park;
  • From the EAST: Take Parramatta Road then Birnie Avenue or Hill Road. If you are driving along Victoria Road, consider taking Silverwater Road then Holker Street.
  • From the WEST: Turn onto Silverwater Road then Holker Street or turn onto Hill Road, and then to Sydney Olympic Park.

Changed traffic conditions for the WestConnex project may also affect how you travel. For the latest updates visit WestConnex News.

Click here for further information on how to get to ANZ Stadium


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