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Match Centre: Round 5, 2019

Good Friday returns this week when North Melbourne take on Essendon in the annual Kick for the Kids match.

With loads of entertainment and match day activities around the ground and inside the stadium, Kick for the Kids is perfect for the whole family and footy fans alike.

Raising funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal, it is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the football while helping to make a difference.

Tickets are selling fast so book now to avoid missing out.

$5 from every adult ticket and $10 from every family ticket is donated directly to the Appeal.



Round 5
North Melbourne v Essendon  
Friday, April 19 
Marvel Stadium
First bounce: 4.20pm (AEST)
Gates open: 2.30pm (AEST)

LIVE on Channel 7 & Fox Footy


You can purchase tickets online HERE or by calling 136 100.

Kids come FREE!. More info here.

$5 from every adult ticket and $10 from every family ticket purchased is donated directly to the Appeal.

For up to date public transport information in Melbourne including timetables, service disruption information, ticketing or special event services visit or download the PTV App.

PTV Disruptions
Major construction works will take place across the metropolitan and regional train network throughout 2019.

Plan ahead - Visit to plan your journey and check details of disruptions prior to each match, as disruptions may change from match to match.

Allow at least 30 minutes extra travel time on impacted lines. Click HERE for more information

Southern Cross Station is located adjacent to Marvel Stadium. It is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge.

Night trains run hourly all night on Friday and Saturday from Flinders Street Station on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse lines. Many stations have more frequent train services through the night.

City trams run to Marvel Stadium from La Trobe Street and Harbour Esplanade. Trams also stop in the CBD on Spencer Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street and all are a short walk to Marvel Stadium.

Bourke Street / Spencer Street footbridge entrance:
112 St Kilda Fitzroy St to West Preston
31 Victoria Harbour Docklands to Hoddle Street
11 Victoria Harbour Docklands to West Preston
48 Victoria Harbour Docklands to North Balwyn

La Trobe Street entrance:
30 Etihad Stadium Docklands to St Vincent’s Plaza
86 Waterfront City Docklands to Bundoora RMIT
35 Waterfront City Docklands / City Circle 

The bus terminus is at Southern Cross Train Station and services airport transfers as well as routes across country Victoria. Marvel Stadium is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge from the bus terminus. 

An elevated, 20-metre wide pedestrian footbridge connects Marvel Stadium to Southern Cross station and intersection of Spencer and Bourke streets.

Concourse – Good Friday Appeal Purple Zone
Arrive at the match early and check out the Good Friday Purple Zone located at Gate 7.

- Good Friday Appeal donation hub & bunny ear sales
- Jumping castle
- Face painting
- Fairy floss
- Photo booth
- Mascot appearances
- Player appearances
- #KICKFORTHEKIDS giant letters
- Food & beverage sales
- Plus much more!

On field
There will be plenty of on-ground activity during the pre-game and quarter time breaks for our Good Friday game including: 
- Pre-game: Good Friday Appeal Mascot Obstacle Race – feature Kanga, Ruby and Sherrin, plus a few special guests
- QT: Longest Kick activation – Four celebrities will each take a turn to kick for the kids with each metre they kick raising $100 for the Good Friday Appeal, stay tuned for a big talent announcement
- HT: Legends’ Kick for the Kids – Wayne Carey v Matthew Lloyd in the ultimate shootout to raise money for the Good Friday Appeal  
- HT: Hello Solar fan cam
- 3QT: Mazda United We Ride LED sprint  

uCube Kids Playground
Located on the internal concourse at Gate 5, uCube is a giant play area that will keep the kids entertained. There are ball pits, marking activities, slides, obstacles and much more!

Fans are welcome to come down to check out the kids zone at any time through the game. uCube will be open from gates open until the fourth quarter and provides plenty of fun activity for children including: 
- Ball Pits
- Slides
- Inflatable obstacle course

Wharf Hotel
Visit the Wharf Hotel before or after our Marvel Stadium games, located only a short 10 minute walk from the ground. Those who download the Wharf Hotel app will receive a $10 credit to spend, 15% discount and other great rewards.

For more information visit;


Match-day enquiries
Membership representatives will be located in the Membership Hub outside Gate 5 for membership sales, general enquiries and scarf or cap collection.

There will be FREE face painting available pre game.

Members who are yet to receive their membership card can access the ground digitally. You can find out more information by clicking here.

Premiership Room
All Premiership Club and Schimma Platinum Club members will have access into the Premiership Room on Level D at Gate 6.

Food and drink options are available for purchase in the room. Reservations are not required.

Members with access to the Premiership Room will be able to collect their cap or scarf in the Premiership room. Visit the front desk with your membership card ready.

Barry Cable Social Club
All Barry Cable Social Club members will have access into the Social Club room on Level 1 at Aisle 15.

Social Club members have access to guest passes. These are available for purchase from the club ($35 for an adult), price includes entry into the ground, access to Level 1 seating bays and access into the Social Club room. To purchase, call 1300 KANGAS (1300 526 427).

Members with access to the Barry Cable Social Club will be able to collect their cap or scarf in the Social Club room. Visit the front desks with your membership card ready.

There will also be player appearances in the room 30 minutes after gates open.

Free Face Painting and Kids Activity Corner will be available in the room.

Food and drink options are available for purchase in the room. Reservations are not required.

Bring a Friend for FREE
North Melbourne members can bring a friend for FREE to any of our home matches at Marvel Stadium including the Good Friday match. For more information, click here.

Ticket Purchases (upgrading for GA)
Tickets are available for this match from just $15. 

You can purchase tickets online at or by calling 136 100.

Member Code of Conduct
While barracking and supporting the club is a vital part of the match, offensive or aggressive behaviour (including yelling and swearing when dealing with club staff, agents or AFL or other event staff) will not be tolerated.

Club members who consume alcohol on a match day are to do so responsibly. Drunkenness will not be tolerated.

Club members who breach the behaviour code of conduct may face penalties including cancellation of membership without refund. The club endorses the AFL's stance on vilification and has a zero-tolerance for members or supporters that abuse the opposition, other members and supporters, or umpires on grounds of race, religion, gender and sexuality.

The Roo Shop will be set up outside Gate 5 at the North Melbourne Club Hub and open inside Gate 5 and Gate 7 from 2.30pm.

Round 5 product of the week is the 2019 North Melbourne zip-up hoodie for only $90.00 (Save $30.00)

Members receive a 10% discount on all other merchandise upon presentation of their membership card.

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