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Match Day Guide | GIANTS v Melbourne

GIANTS v Melbourne
Saturday August 5, 1:45pm
UNSW Canberra Oval, Canberra

Gate Opening:

10:15am - Gates Open
10:20am - GIANTS Academy Under-17s Futures Match
1:45pm - GIANTS v Melbourne

Canberra Activities:

There’s plenty going on in Canberra this week:

Open Training - Come along to UNSW Canberra Oval on Friday at 2pm (approx) to watch the GIANTS train in their final Captain’s Run before Saturday’s clash.

Banner Making - Come along and help the cheersquad make the run through banner at EPIC from 7:30pm. Banner making will be in the Snowy River Room which can be accessed via Gate 2 off Flemington Road with parking available adjacent to the room.


UNSW Canberra Oval is located on Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT 2603.

Fan Zone:

The Fan Zone has moved for this game! Make sure you visit our new and improved set up outside the East Gate with the Fan Zone inflatable, Big Kick inflatable, St George inflatable, Toyo Tires Game On, a DJ, first timers, membership marquee, UNSW Canberra stand and Fizzics Educations with some fun experiments.

Public Transport and Parking:

Bus: Free chartered buses will be running for GIANTS members and Ticket holders for all the GIANTS games at UNSW Canberra Oval, Canberra this season. Head to ACTION Buses for more details.

ACTION Buses operate a number of buses from and to the following bus interchanges:

- Gungahlin Town Centre
- Woden
- Tuggeranong
- City
- Belconnen Interchanges

The specific times for each service can be found at: ACTION Buses or by phoning 13 17 10.

Car: Public car parking is available at a number of locations around Manuka Oval including Kingston Shopping Centre; Manuka Shopping Centre, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets.

Patrons are reminded not to leave valuables in their cars as they are responsible for the security of their own vehicles.

Disabled Parking is directly outside the Main Gate of UNSW Canberra Oval with limited spaces available. Vehicles must display authorised permits to gain access.

Major Event Parking: General Parking is available at Kingston and Manuka Shopping Centres, Kingston Oval and surrounding streets. Please refer to the seating plan to see which entrance would be most convenient to gain access to your seats.

To view the parking map, click here.

Match Day Activities:

GIANTS matches are packed full of fun for the whole family and 2017 will be bigger and better than ever.

- Kids Zone
- Inflatables
- Giveaways
- Face painting
- G-MAN appearances
- Slater and Gordon Kick to Kick on the field after the game

You can also pick up some gear from the merchandise shop!

Toyo Tires Kick For Cash!:

The Toyo Tires Kick for Cash returns to Canberra and you could kick for $100,000! Simply post a selfie prior to the bounce this Saturday on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #DrivenToPerform and you could be kicking for $100,000 at three-quarter time.


Be seen at the game! Show your pride by wearing your GIANTS club gear, upload your pic to Instagram and #TrueColours for your chance to WIN a $200 merchandise voucher. Show your #TrueColours GIANTS fans!

Broadcast Information:

The game will be LIVE on 7mate across NSW and the ACT from 1:30pm and nationally on Fox Footy (channel 504).

You can also follow the GIANTS on social media for game updates and behind-the-scenes content on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram @GWSGIANTS.

The official match hashtag is #AFLGIANTSDees

Click here for more information.


The GIANTS team will be named on at 6.25pm on Thursday evening with the final team to be named 90 minutes before the match.

Match Day Partner:

McDonalds ACT and Queanbeyan

A proud supporter of both the GIANTS and grassroots football in the region, McDonalds ACT/ Queanbeyan are our round 20 match day partner. A valued partner across the past three seasons, McDonald’s ACT/ Queanbeyan will use this weekend’s match to highlight their commitment to the local community and as a thank you to our GIANTS fans and members for their support at our Canberra-based fixtures in season 2017.

Organ and Tissue Authority

The AFL, all 18 AFL Clubs and the Australian Government, through the Organ and Tissue Authority, are pleased to announce a partnership to support DonateLife Week 2017 and organ donation. In an industry first, the AFL and all 18 AFL Clubs will come together to promote DonateLife Week this week. DonateLife Week runs from July 30 to August 6 and aims to encourage Australians to make their organ donation decision count by joining the Australian Organ Donor Register online, to help end the wait for the 1,400 Australians in needs of a life-saving transplant. Visit now.

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