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All for the kids

North Melbourne is expecting a bumper crowd for its Good Friday clash against the Western Bulldogs.

Ticket sales have already been strong for the Etihad Stadium blockbuster, with fans eager to be part of the history-making fixture.

Dubbed the ‘Kick for the Kids’, the first ever game held on Good Friday will feature a range of initiatives aimed at raising funds for the Good Friday Appeal.

$5 from every ticket sold will go directly to the Appeal, while both clubs will be encouraging donations in the lead-up to the game and on the day.

Among the activities planned to raise money for the Good Friday Appeal:
- Kick For The Kids – past players including Brent Harvey to kick for charity at quarter-time. Sponsors will donate $100 per metre kicked, as former AFL stars aim to kick as long as possible.
- Bunny Ears to be sold around the ground at NMFC outlets.
- Tin rattlers around the ground.
- Guard of honour for both teams featuring100 Royal Children’s Hospital patients, who will then watch the game from The Huddle bays.
- Pre-game entertainment on the concourse and in the stadium.
- Pre-game concert (performer TBC).
- Half-time concert – children’s entertainer Peter Coombe will perform some of his classic hits live. 
- Hot Cross Buns, kindly donated by Woolworths available at food outlets across the stadium. 
- Player guernsey auctions

The club wishes to advise that there will be limited GA tickets available and recommends general admission members upgrade to a reserved seat or arrive when gates open (2.30pm) to guarantee entry. General admission entry is subject to capacity. 

Members can upgrade online (, over the phone (13 61 00) or at a Ticketmaster outlet.

A membership barcode is required to upgrade (on the back of membership card).

General admission areas will be on level 3, behind the goals at both ends.