Countdown to game day

Published on 15 April 2024


The Penrith Panthers will arrive in Bathurst on Thursday 18 April ahead of the clash with the Wests Tigers at Carrington Park on Saturday 20 April, at 3pm.

Mayor Councillor Jess Jennings said it’s looking like a bumper crowd for the re-match game from 2023.

“We’ve hit 8,700 ticket sales, our best pre-game day sales to date.  Accommodation occupancy rates are at 80% for the weekend and even the weather forecast is looking good.

“Our ticket sales are showing that 70 percent of sales are to fans from outside the 2795 area, so if you’re thinking about buying a ticket and you live locally, you need to get in and buy a ticket soon as we could have our biggest crowd ever this Saturday.

“Our pre-game activities are also looking good. We have more than 400 juniors registered to take part in the Play like a Panther coaching clinic brought to you by Westfund at George Park on Thursday afternoon.  The Panthers squad will also hold a meet and greet with fans at Bathurst Panthers from 6.30pm. 

“On Friday, the Sportsman’s Lunch will be held at Panthers Bathurst. The lunch includes a question and answer session with key Panthers personnel.

“It’s shaping up to be a great three days,” Cr Jennings said. 

Game Day Schedule

12.15pm               Gates Open

12.40pm               Group 10 Bathurst Panthers v Lithgow Workies Wolves

3.00pm                 NRL Telstra Premiership, Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers

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The media is invited to attend the following:

What:                     Play like a Panther Super Clinic

Where:                 George Park, Bathurst

When:                   Thursday 18 April, 4pm - 5.30pm. Selected players available for interview.

What:                     Panthers Meet & Greet

Where:                 Bathurst Panthers Sports Bar

When:                   Thursday 18 April, 6.30pm

What:                     Sportsman’s Lunch

Where:                 Bathurst Panthers

When:                   Friday 19 April, 1pm  - 4pm



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