Wiggles release Rise For Alex song
The Wiggles love of Rugby League has extended beyond the field with the children's music group recording their own song for this weekend's RiseForAlex round.
Incorporating dance moves from Bulldogs and Wests Tigers players including Michael Ennis, Adam Blair, Luke Brooks and Liam Fulton amongst others, the song directs viewers to the riseforalex.org.au website.
The music will be performed for the first time in a special live performance at 2:30pm before the Wests Tigers v Canterbury Bulldogs game this Sunday, 20 July at ANZ Stadium.
In preparation for their national arena and entertainment centre "BIG SHOW" Tour in November and December, Wests Tigers fan, Blue Wiggle Antony Field talked about the group's upcoming performance this weekend.
"We can't wait to perform our RiseForAlex song along with a couple of favourite tunes before the game at Sunday at ANZ Stadium.
"It's going to be a great, great day with so many fun activities, so bring the whole family along."
NRL Club ticketed members and fans who buy a ticket to any NRL game this weekend will also gain free entry to ANZ Stadium by showing their NRL Club Membership Card or Round 19 NRL event ticket at Gates B or K. General Admission seating will be available between Aisles 115 – 126 and Aisles 134 – 145.
In addition to The Wiggles special live performance one of the NRL's biggest ever Family Fun Days will be held at ANZ Stadium on Sunday including a giant barbeque starting at midday outside Gate L with a $3 sausage sizzle. All proceeds from the Barbeque will be going to the RiseForAlex Fund.
Additional activities include:
• Face Painters
• Balloon Artists
• Jumping Castles
• Airbrush Tattoo Artists
• Colouring in Competitions
• Wests Tigers themed activations including a 'Pass the Ball' competition
• Player Autograph area
The activities will take place both outside the stadium (at the training facility opposite P1) and inside the stadium (at the south west terrace and concourse).
RiseForAlex merchandise will also be sold at the match with all proceeds being donated to the RiseForAlex Fund.
The NRL will contribute $1 for every person who attends any game during Round 19 to the RiseForAlex Fund.
The Daily Telegraph will donate one dollar from every newspaper sold on Saturday 19 July.
The NRL's broadcast partners Fox Sports, 2GB and Triple M have also contributed support to the RiseForAlex round.
Fans can also show their support to the RiseForAlex Fund by donating online at www.riseforalex.org.au, purchasing RiseForAlex wristbands at any NRL match during Round 19 and 20 or by sending a RiseForAlex SMS to 0498 555 555.
Watch the Wiggles' song here.