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Celebrating our diversity

Food trucks, kids activities and cultural performances will converge on Gosch's Paddock prior to Storm's clash with the Eels on Saturday 26 March to celebrate the diverse cultural heritage in the Rugby League community.

The NRL’s inaugural Multicultural Round hits AAMI Park with an eclectic mix of entertainment highlighting the pre-game build-up to the Saturday evening showdown.

Beginning at 3:00pm on Gosch’s Paddock, the Thunderbolts will kick-off proceedings with skills stations, food trucks, face painting and partner activations from RedZed, Hush Puppies and Suzuki all stationed around the precinct.

Water fountains will also be available at the Multicultural Festival and we encourage you to bring your own water bottle to refill.

We encourage the use of public transport, walking and cycling to and from Gosch’s Paddock on Sunday.

This event is proudly supported by City of Melbourne.

Secure your seat at AAMI Park on Saturday 26 March - tickets available here.

Round 3

Saturday 26 March - Storm v Eels at AAMI Park

U20 Thunderbolts v Eels – 3:00pm kick-off
Multicultural Festival – from 2:30pm on Gosch's Paddock

Storm v Eels – from 5:30pm at AAMI Park

  • Cultural performances
  • Food trucks
  • Kid’s activities
  • Skills stations

Nationalities / Heritage in the Storm playing group:

Māori – Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich, Jahrome Hughes, Brandon Smith, Jayden Nikorima, Reimis Smith, Will Warbrick

PNG – Justin Olam, Xavier Coates

Indigenous – Reimis Smith & Jordan Grant

Samoan – Dean Ieremia, Sua Faalogo, Marion Seve, Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Tonga – George Jennings, Felise Kaufusi

Italian – Trent Loiero, Cooper Johns

Fijian – Tui Kamikamica

Dutch – Ryan Papenhuyzen

Cook Islands – Tepai Moeroa

Bosnian – Jordan Grant

English – Bronson Garlick

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.