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Fan Fest

Celebrate the season at the biggest Rugby League fan event of the year at NRL Fan Fest! The NRL is taking over Martin Place Sydney across three days these school holidays from Wednesday October 2 – Friday October 4.

Entertain the whole family with activities including:

Harvey Norman Family Zone

  • Enjoy a complimentary Grinders coffee and entertain the kids with colouring in competitions, meet the NRL Club mascots, face painting, hopscotch, player signings, plus the chance to win some great prizes.
  • Your chance to win Grand Final tickets by guessing how many Steeden balls fit in the Holden Acacia.
  • See the Triple M Street Team at the NRL Club Marquee to go on a scavenger hunt for your chance to win a great range of prizes.

Immersion Zone

  • Try out the new League Stars program from 9am to 10am on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Show us your best try celebration in the KFC Dive Try foam pit.
  • Check out the Chemist Warehouse zone and kick to win a range of prizes, trade the House of Finals collectors coins and visit the Schick Shaving Station for a complimentary shave to be work ready.
  • Purchase exclusive NRL merchandise including new NRL branded Typo products including personalised diaries.
  • Challenge your friends and NRL players in the League Royale featuring Fortnite.
  • Test out your skills in the NRL Reaction Test.
  • Surprise and delight complimentary KFC throughout the day from the KFC Food Truck.


  • NRL Fan Fest Radio from 8.30am – 11.30am Wednesday to Thursday at Martin Place (Friday at First Fleet Park)
  • Telstra Grand Final Face Off - Hosted by some of NRL most famous faces at 12pm daily, for your chance to win 2 Grand Final tickets live on stage.
  • The only public appearance by the Grand Final teams.
  • Plus an exclusive appearance by NBA Legend Paul Pierce as he tackles Johnathon Thurston in a skills session on the Friday morning

Player appearances

There will be more than 100 players across the three day including dedicated club sessions:

  • Wednesday – Sharks, Bulldogs, Eels, Panthers, Broncos, Cowboys and Titans
  • Thursday – Raiders, Warriors, Wests Tigers, Storm, Knights, Roosters and Sea Eagles.
  • Friday – Rabbitohs, and Dragons

Grand Final Teams only public appearance:

  • 12.30pm Thursday – NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Teams
  • 12.15pm Friday – NRL Holden Women’s Premiership Grand Final Teams