There’s plenty happening at Southern Cross Group Stadium this Sunday as we get set for our ANZAC Round clash with the Penrith Panthers.
The Cronulla Sharks will pay their respects to ANZAC Day with a ceremony prior to kick-off, commemorating the important occasion which will include The Ode, the Last Post, a moments silence and the Rouse.
Both the New Zealand and Australian national anthems will be performed by Able Seaman Leigh Robke and be backed by the Australian Navy Band.
The Ode will be read by RSL State Councillor Bill Harrigan Snr and the Last Post played by Leading Seaman Marcus Salone.
In a further show of respect, the Sharks will be offering free entry to Sunday’s game to current service personnel in uniform, current service personnel with official Defence ID, Defence Personnel with a Returned from Active Service Badge and ex-service personnel wearing medals.
Two special turnstiles, marked at each gate, will allow entry to the current and ex-services personnel producing the appropriate identification.
Also prior to kick-off, there will be big screen content to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Western Front, veterans lap of honor along with a performance from the Navy Band.
On top of the ANZAC Round commemorations, the Sharks will be hosting an old-boys reunion, with all former players in attendance taking part in a lap of honor at half-time.
There will be a performance from the Cronulla Sharks Mermaids, JRL and Touch football along with Sharks skills on-field.
Following the match against the Penrith Panthers, there will be a post-game event held in the Sharks Leagues Club where NYC and NRL player awards will be presented, which all Sharks Members and fans are invited to.
Around the grounds with see the usual good-vibes suspects with an inflatable obstacle course, 6-in-1 castle and Sharks slide all on offer.
As have been available in 2016, Southern Cross Group Stadium’s new and improved food options will showcase Howling Forest, Berlin Bangers, Cantina Movel, Cherry Highway, Street Sliders, Pizza Trailer and Cheese Toasties, so for those at the game on Sunday be sure to take advantage of these tasty offerings.
In the Leagues Club, Johnny Masters will be performing in the Summertime Bar pre-game between 1pm-4pm while Swingshift and Original Sin will be taking to the stage from 6pm in the Steve Rogers Lounge post-match.
As with all Sharks home games in 2016, game day tickets, Members and corporate pass holders can take advantage of the integrated ticketing with Sydney Rail which includes free train transport to and from Southern Cross Group Stadium. Click here for all transport information.
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