With the remaining six rounds of the NRL Telstra Premiership draw announced on Monday, the Rabbitohs will play their only Sunday afternoon home game at ANZ Stadium this weekend against the Penrith Panthers.
We have only one Saturday and one Sunday home game at ANZ Stadium in 2017 and we share the frustrations our Members feel about the lack of balance in the schedule.
We understand it is important to have some diversity in the schedule across evenings and weekend afternoons. This year we haven’t received as many Saturday and Sunday games as we would have liked.
We want a really big crowd for this Sunday’s match against the Panthers to show the NRL how much our Members and fans value their weekend games.
This Sunday we also celebrate our relationship with the Indigenous communities of Australia.
There will be numerous activities around the ground on Sunday to entertain; including the FACE photography Exhibition, an on-field performance by the Warada Dancers and half time the PCYC Nations of Origin matches will be played between the under 16s boys and girls teams from Eora and Darug Nations.
With the NRL having more control of the draw, hopefully next year we will be represented more across Saturday and Sunday afternoon football.
The changes in 2018 will see all 25 Rounds of the schedule fixed giving us the knowledge to plan our season ahead right from the start. With a more balanced schedule we’ll strive to work with not only the NRL, but other clubs and ANZ Stadium to make it easier for our supporters to attend games.
The Rabbitohs will take on the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium this Sunday 2 July with kick-off scheduled at 4pm.
Help us show the NRL that we want weekend football by turning up in numbers this weekend. Let's make a statement!