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My Match Day Experience at the MCG - School Holiday Event

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A rare insight into AFL
AFL. We Aussies just can't get enough can we? If you know a little AFL fan and are lucky enough to be in the beautiful city of Melbourne during the upcoming school holidays, read on!

The National Sports Museum, located within the Olympic stand of the MCG, is spread over two levels and houses world-class exhibitions of significant sporting artefacts. Sure to be a hit with sporting fans of all ages, current exhibitions include interactive zones, iconic sporting artefacts from a wide range of codes, and 3D holograms just to name a few.

National Sports Museum
The National Sports Museum at the iconic MCG

In addition to these, from 3rd-7th July the MCG and National Sports Museum will be offering a range of school holiday activities. Do you know a child who would jump at the chance to find out what it's like to be a professional football player? The 'My Match Day Experience' will give kids the chance to meet some of their AFL and AFLW heroes, including AFLW Collingwood captain, Steph Chiocci.

National Sports Museum
Interactive displays are a big hit at the National Sports Museum

The 'My Match Day Experience' is sure to thrill mini AFL fans. Kids will be able to step into the shoes of their favourite football idols, as they experience what it is like on match day for a player at the iconic MCG. With guest appearances from a line up of current and recently retired AFL and AFLW players, fans will be excited to gain an insight into the routines and activities that occur before, during, and after a game from the player change rooms during warm up to the tense times spent on the interchange bench.

With the final schedule of footballer visits yet to be confirmed, AFL and AFLW players including Steph Chiocci (Collingwood), Fletcher Roberts (Western Bulldogs), Breann Moody (Carlton), Justin Koschitzke (St Kilda) Nathan Brown (St Kilda) and Mitch Brown (West Coast) will be featured to share their MCG experiences. Sessions will take place at 11am and 1pm from Monday 3rd July until Friday 7th July.

Steph Chiocci, Collingwood AFLW Captain
Steph Chiocci, Collingwood AFLW Captain

For a small additional cost of just $10 per person, this special one hour experience would be a great addition to your visit to the National Sports Museum. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

While you're there, be sure to enjoy a look around the rest of the spectacular National Sports Museum. The MCC Museum itself is well worth a visit. With a fascinating mix of artefacts, paintings, rare porcelain and items of cricket memorabilia, you don't need to be a sports buff to enjoy the experience. For an additional cost, you can also elect to add to the fun by taking part in a guided tour of the MCG.

National Sports Museum
National Sports Museum

The National Sports Museum is open from 10am - 5pm daily (MCG tours 10am - 3pm), however please note that opening times may vary when events are scheduled at the MCG.

The beautiful grounds surrounding the iconic MCG

Admission price varies from FREE (children under 5) to $24 for adults or $57 for a family of 4. MCG tours and My MCG Match Day experience require an additional fee. Bookings for the 'My Match Day Experience' can be made here. Simply pre-purchase your ticket to the National Sports Museum (and an additional MCG tour if you like) and select the 'Match Day Experience' in the checkout process. Further information available from or call 9657 8805.
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Why? A rare insight into the match day experiences of an AFL star
When: 3rd - 7th July
Phone: 9657 8805
Where: National Sports Museum, inside Gate 3 of the MCG.
Cost: $10, in addition to the price of entry to the National Sports Museum
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