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Match Day Info: NAB Challenge v Swans

GIANTS Media  March 1, 2016 1:48 PM

All the information you need for Friday night’s NAB Challenge match against the Swans at Drummoyne Oval

All the information you need for Friday night’s NAB Challenge match against the Swans at Drummoyne Oval

GWS GIANTS v Sydney Swans
Friday March 4, 7.10pm
Drummoyne Oval

Gate Opening:

6pm - Gates Open
7.10pm - GWS GIANTS v Swans

Limited Tickets Remaining:

Get in quick because there are less than 1000 tickets remaining for Friday night’s match.

GIANTS members are encouraged to register for a ticket in order to guarantee their entry as members will not be able to scan in on the night if the venue reaches capacity. 

The only way to guarantee entry is to upgrade your membership to a ticket for a small registration fee. To upgrade, simply enter your 12-digit barcode on your card when purchasing online or over the phone through the specified ticketing agent.

Click here to upgrade your members using your member barcode

Click here to purchase tickets

Location and Entry:

Drummoyne Oval is located on Bayswater Street, Drummoyne.

There are two entry gates to the venue - via Bayswater Street and Comerowe Street. Click here to view entry locations.

Fan Zone:

The GIANTS’ Fan Zone will be located inside Drummoyne Oval with heaps of fun for the kids with the big kick, GIANTS inflatable and special appearances by G-MAN.

You can also purchase merchandise or speak to our staff about 2016 GIANTS memberships

Public Transport and Parking:

Bus: We recommend the use of public transport to Drummoyne Oval. Parking will be limited in the area.

There are a variety of bus services that run near to Drummoyne Oval along Victoria Road. From many of the bus stops it is only a short walk to the Oval. 

Buses which service the area include the following routes - 500, 501, 502, 504, 506, 520, 515, X04 (prepay), M50 

For further details and to plan your trip visit

Parking: Street parking is available around Drummoyne.

Limited spaces are available in various car parks located within a 10 to 15 minute walk of the Oval. For details on car park locations in the area please click here

Please note Taplin Park car parking (off Thompson Street) is open to patrons with a disability only.

Broadcast Information:

The game will be LIVE on Fox Footy (channel 504) from 7.00pm. The GIANTS will also have full coverage on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Click here for more broacast information.

NAB Challenge Rules:

Nine points
awarded for goals kicked from outside the 50m arc. This is called a supergoal.

A player awarded a 50m penalty which takes them inside the 50m area can elect either to kick from outside 50 for nine points or kick from inside 50 for six points.

Longer breaks between quarters, if the weather requires.

Interchange: Rounds one and two – eight interchange and unlimited rotations per team (no substitutes).

Time-on/off: Rounds one and two – no time-on/off in first 15 minutes of each quarter unless a goal is scored or there is a major undue delay. The final five minutes of each quarter reverts to normal time-on/off scenarios.

New trials for 2016

The line of the mark: An adjustment to the line of the mark, except when a player takes a mark or receives a free kick within the forward 50, will be trialled.

Protected area: The protected area described in Law 16.1.2 will be modified by increasing the lateral width. The width will be increased from 5m to either 8m or 10m. To determine the final width and facilitate its introduction, the options will be discussed and tested with clubs during the pre-season and the NAB Challenge. It will be 10m for at least the first two weeks of the NAB Challenge.

Dangerous tackles: Dangerous tackling techniques will be further discouraged by a stricter interpretation of free kicks for lifting, slinging, driving or rotating tackles with excessive force.

Deliberate out of bounds: A stricter interpretation of deliberate out of bounds will be applied in 2016, based on a player not showing enough intent to keep the ball in play.


The GIANTS will name a 29-man squad on Wednesday at midday on with a final team of 26 players - 18 on field and eight on the bench - to be named on Friday prior to the match.