Free tickets for junior pass holders

Junior pass holders will receive free entry into Sydney’s Week One Telstra Premiership Finals at ANZ Stadium and the Sydney Football Stadium.

At ANZ Stadium, junior pass holders are to report to any venue box office where they will be presented with a match entry ticket.

At the Sydney Football Stadium, supporters presenting either an NRL Junior Pass or a Manly Next Generation membership card will be granted access via Gate i and seating in Bays 1-6.

“This is a reward for kids who have played the game throughout the year to come along and see two enthralling finals contests featuring stars like Benji Marshall, Jamie Soward, Johnathan Thurston and Jamie Lyon,” NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, said.

“Already we have had a record Members pre-sale for the Wests Tigers-Dragons match and tickets for all four finals matches are selling well.

“It’s going to be an enthralling first week and with so much at stake for all teams I would encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the action.”

The NRL Junior Passes program has been operating for more than  20 years and provides free entry for registered children and officials to Telstra Premiership regular season matches.

The $28 million program is the only one in Australian professional sport to give future stars free access to its matches.

More than 180,000 Junior Passes have been distributed to children and designated club officials in registered Rugby League competitions this year - 5,000 passes more than last year.