Sunday 8th of November, Mt Smart Stadium will host the best of New Zealand’s development and grassroots talent from up and down the country.

The inaugural NZRL 18s Schools v Clubs game will kick-off at 2pm and is the first footy match of its kind acting as a key development pathway for our future Kiwis.

The NZ Residents v NZ Māori Residents match will follow at 4pm where the best players from the NZRL National Men's competition and New Zealand Māori Rugby League Tuakana Tournament will go head to head.

This is a non-ticketed event, all you'll need on entry is just a gold coin donation which will get you a front row seat to all the Sunday footy action!


Event Timings:

1pm: Gates open

2pm: Under 18s NZ Clubs v NZ Schools

4pm: NZ Residents v NZ Maori Residents

At Mt Smart Stadium we go out of our way to provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable experience. In return, we ask you to respect our facilities and help contribute to an enjoyable event for all our patrons. To achieve this, we require all visitors to the stadium to meet the following conditions of entry. Please note, conditions are subject to change without notice.


  • All patrons & their possessions may be subject to searches before entering the venue.
  • Please have all bags open and ready for inspection.
  • Any patron who refuses to participate in searches, appears intoxicated, under the influence of drugs or exhibits disorderly behaviour may be denied entry or asked to leave the venue.


  • Branded or Commercial Food including Take Aways.
  • Alcohol and Illegal Substances.
  • Air Horns or Loud Hailers.
  • Fireworks, Weapons or Lasers ( Dangerous Goods)
  • Any forms of cans and glass, including glass containers and/or drinking vessels.
  • Animals (Excluding Service Dogs such as Guide Dogs)
  • Recording Devices & Professional Cameras (Detachable Lenses)
  • Couches, Chairs.
  • Skateboards, Scooters, Rollerblades or Bicycles
  • Eskies, Coolers or Chilly Bins
  • Pushchairs in Seating areas.


  • A bag that can fit under your seat.
  • Sealed Plastic Bottle of Water up to 1 Litre.
  • Thermos of Coffee or Tea (maybe subject to scrutiny)
  • Banners, Flags and Posters at the discretion of Stadium Management.
  • Small Quantities of Home Prepared Food.

Patrons must allow authorised staff to search their clothes, bags, containers or other possessions for items in violation of these conditions of entry.  

If you need help, just ask any of our friendly staff.