Rise for Alex


How you can #RiseForAlex

In a show of solidarity, all NRL clubs have chosen to support the RiseForAlex Fund in both Rounds 19 and 20, enabling the fans to make donations by purchasing a RiseForAlex wristband which will be sold at venues across this weekend and next.

This weekend’s centrepiece will be a celebration on Sunday, July 20 in Newcastle, hosted at Hunter Stadium with Alex as the special guest.

NRL Chief Executive Mr Dave Smith said the support for Alex has come from far and wide.

“The RiseForAlex Round is a great opportunity for the Rugby League community to show their support for one of their own players,” Mr Smith said.

“Fans and members of our game are renowned for their care and generosity and I know this weekend will hold special meaning for those who attend any game.

“Since its beginnings the Rugby League community has been built on trust, care and family values and this will be showcased during the RiseForAlex Round.”

Gates at Hunter Stadium will open at 11am and upon arrival members and fans will be entertained in a specially created RiseForAlex precinct showcasing live music, radio broadcasts and family friendly activities. A celebration for Alex will take place in the stadium pre-match and during half time, with full details still to be announced.

Family tickets for this weekend’s round of the NRL Telstra Premiership start from just $50, with junior passes accepted at most venues (excluding Eels and Rabbitohs at Pirtek).

Fans attending the Knights v Titans match are encouraged to arrive early.

The RiseForAlex Fund has been established to provide ongoing financial and medical support to the Newcastle Knights forward and is independently managed by a board of directors.

How you can Rise for Alex in Round 19:

  • The NRL will be donating one dollar to the RiseForAlex Fund for every Rugby League fan who attends any match during Round 19.
  • Fans can make donations by purchasing a RiseForAlex wristband that will be sold at all matches across the RiseForAlex Round (Round 19 & 20).
  • Fans can also make donations online at www.riseforalex.org.au or by texting RiseForAlex to 0498 555 555.
  • The NRL Footy Show, along with Telstra, will open up the lines for donations with a call centre from 8.30pm AEST on July 17. Telephone: 1800 441 991.
  • 150 Telstra volunteers and players from several clubs will answer calls during the night.
  • The Daily Telegraph will donate one dollar from every newspaper sold on Saturday 19 July.

The NRL’s broadcast partners Fox Sports, 2GB and Triple M have also contributed support to the RiseForAlex round. 

To get your ticket for Sunday's game, CLICK HERE.