It’s only two days until the NRL Nine’s Festival of Footy hits Perth, bringing footy and live entertainment to town, the likes of which have never been seen before on this side of the country.
This February 14 and 15, HBF Park will come alive with 180 players from all 16 NRL and 4 NRLW teams coming to play West-side for the first time, battling it out for pre-season bragging rights and the potential to pocket an epic $1,000,000 prize purse.
Each game sees nine player teams play two nine-minute halves. The 16 teams are split into four groups, playing three games each across the first part of the event, before quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final are played on Saturday afternoon. The 2020 edition also sees four NRLW teams added to the mix in their own round-robin tournament for the first time.
Some of the League’s biggest stars are coming to Perth include Eel’s Captain ‘King’ Clint Gutherson, Sharks side-stepping superstar Shaun Johnson, powerhouse Canterbury forward Corey Harawira-Naera and Broncos legend Corey Parker,who is coming out of retirement to wear the Brisbane Broncos jersey once again. Joining him off the retirement bench is Premiership-winning forward Andrew Ryan for the Bulldogs and veteran fullback Michael Gordon for the Titans.
One of the best all-round players in the League, Cameron Munster will be key to Melbourne Storm’s chances here in Perth and ex Sydney Swans AFL Premiership player Nick Davis will be switching codes and fronting up for the Roosters in his NRL debut.
The action isn’t limited to the field though with a huge line up of entertainment on hand to keep the party going.
What’s a festival without an outfit? Frock up in your finest gear and come dressed to the 9s to have a chance of winning part of an incredible $10,000 prize pool. To be the running, all you need to do is dress up (solo or in a group of up to 4 friends) and get snapped at the Sportsbet 360 Photo Booth. Best dressed finalists will then be invited to have a ‘walk-off’ on the NRL Nines catwalk, where the winner will be crowned.
Award winning and crowd fave DJ Skooby will light the crowd up with set after set of show-stopping and party rocking track drops. There’s a reason why Skooby has supported some of the biggest acts in music today including Bruno Mars, Akon, Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Ginuwine, Kelly Rowland, Naughty By Nature & Salt-N-Pepa as well as the best from right here at home, including Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy.
Over in the NRL Nines Precinct, powerhouse DJ Shann is back in Perth after completing a summer residency on the Greek Island of Ios. From Kuala Lumpur to The Phillipines, Los Angeles, Malta and now Perth, DJ Shann promises to put on one awesome show for our Nines crowd.
Plus, there’ also $20,000 of sport merchandise prizes up for grabs throughout the event.
HBF Park will be unrecognisable as the NRL Nine’s Festival of Footy takes over for one awesome weekend of live sport and entertainment.
Tickets start at just $25 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.au. It’s time to come out and play Perth!
Date & Time: Friday 4 – 8pm, Saturday 10.20am – 7pm
Location: HBF Park, Perth
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