ANZAC Day Pre Game:	NRL, Rugby League, Round 07, ANZAC Day, Melbourne Storm v New Zealand Warriors @ AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC, Thursday April 25th, 2013. Digital Image by Brett Crockford © nrlphotos.com

Melbourne Storm’s traditional ANZAC Day clash with the Warriors on Friday 25 April is once again shaping up as one of Storm’s biggest games of the year.

With ticket sales progressing well, Melbourne Storm strongly encourages people to avoid the disappointment of missing out on the chance to be a part of the traditional ANZAC Day match. Secure your seats to one of the competition’s great rivalries.

Melbourne Storm's ANZAC Day tradition began in 2009, with Storm hosting the Warriors on ANZAC Day. Meetings between Storm and the Warriors provide a true Trans-Tasman contest, attracting close to a 50-50 supporter split between the two sides, generating an electric atmosphere inside AAMI Park.

Each year, Melbourne Storm work closely with the RSL to support the theme for each ANZAC Day. In 2014, the ANZAC Day theme is focused on service post 1975. 

Support to the ANZAC Day appeal will also take a slightly new approach this year where people can either call or text to listen to a minute silence. All proceeds from these calls and texts will go towards the cause.

ANZAC Appeal badge sellers will be outside AAMI Park on the street level and upper concourses.

Schedule of the day

3:00pm – Gates open

3:05pm – NYC Cup kick-off

Pre-game

Cultural ceremony

  • Welcome to country
  • Aboriginal cultural performance
  • New Zealand cultural performance

ANZAC ceremony

  • Teams enter the field of play
  • The Ode performed by Jeff Jackson of the RSL
  • The Last Post
  • Minute silence
  • New Zealand national anthem
  • Australian national anthem

6:00pm – NRL kick-off

Post match

Michael Moore Trophy presentation

ANZAC medal presentation