THE old enemy awaits the Blues at the MCG this Sunday afternoon, as Carlton and Collingwood battle it out for the 26th Peter Mac Cup.
Collingwood v Carlton
Sunday 24 June
MCG at 3:20pm
AGE BREAKDOWN BASED ON TEAM SELECTION
Players aged 18-21: Collingwod (4), Carlton (9)
Players aged 22-25: Collingwood (10), Carlton (4)
Players aged 26-29: Collingwood (6), Carlton (6)
Players aged 30-plus: Collingwood (2), Carlton (3)
LAST TIME THE SIDES MET
Round 3, 2018, MCG
Carlton 11.10 (76) lost to Collingwood 16.4 (100)
FORECAST FOR MELBOURNE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Partly cloudy with a medium chance of rain – top of 14 degrees.
PETER MAC CUP
Historically old enemies, Carlton and Collingwood will join forces this weekend to raise awareness for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.
The Blues and Pies will go head-to-head at the MCG this Sunday 24 June, with both teams vying for the Peter Mac Cup – Carlton currently holds the ledger with 14 wins.
Now in its 26th year, the Peter Mac Cup is the longest-running charity match in VFL/AFL history and since its inception in 1993, has raised more than $1 million for vital cancer research.
Peter Mac is one of the world’s leading cancer research, education and treatment centres, and is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to caring for people affected by cancer. For more information, click here.
MILESTONE: JACOB WEITERING
If selected, Jacob Weitering will play his 50th AFL game this weekend against Collingwood at the MCG. The 20-year-old was selected by the Blues with pick No. 1 in the 2015 national draft and made his debut the following year against Richmond in the Round 1 season opener. A 2016 Rising Star nominee, Weitering was awarded Carlton’s Best First Year Player in his debut season.
MILESTONE: DARCY LANG
If selected, Darcy Lang will record his 50th AFL game this Sunday when the Blues take on the Pies. Initially recruited to Geelong with pick No. 16 in the 2013 national draft, Lang played 44 games for the Cats after making his debut in Round 13, 2014 v St Kilda. Traded to the Blues at the end of 2017, Lang kicked two goals in his first senior appearance for Carlton in Round 8 against the Bombers.
Want to wear what the team wears? The Carlton Shop is your one-stop shop for our new 2018 Carlton apparel, including our latest winter wear. Make sure you head to the MCG’s Superstore, or outlets around the ground to purchase everything from hats, beanies, guernseys and hoodies. You can also shop online.
We appreciate your loyalty and support. Become #BoundByBlue in 2018 and sign up as a Carlton member. For more details visit our ticket window located at Gates 3 from 1:00pm, head to membership.carltonfc.com.au or call 1300 CARLTON.
Before the main game kicks off at 3:20pm, there will be a curtain raiser between Vic Country and Vic Metro as part of the Under 18 National Championships. This match begins at 12:05pm.
The box office ticket outlet located near Gate 3 opens at 12:30pm. You can also head online to buy tickets by, visiting: www.ticketmaster.com.au.
Carlton: Bay M3 (Rows A – V)
MCC Reserve – 11:45am
Public/AFL Reserve – 11:45am
GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING
Great Southern Stand
M7 (Rows E-X) DRY
Q5 (Rows L-DD)
Q6 (Rows N-DD)
Q7-Q15 (Rows P-DD)
Q31 (Rows U-MM)
Q32-Q33 (Rows O-MM)
Q34-Q35 (Rows U-MM)
Q36 (Rows AA-MM)
Q49-Q50 (Rows P-MM)
CAR PARK OPENING
Gate 3 – 11:00am
Gate 5 – 1:30pm
Gate 6 – 12:30pm
Gate 7 – 9:00am
Please be aware PTV is currently conducting a winter construction blitz, and some public transport routes may be affected. Click here for more details.
You can take a train, tram or bus to the MCG.
Tram No.75 (City-Vermont South), No.48 (City-North Balwyn) and No.70 (City-Wattle Park) stop within walking distance of the ground.
The Jolimont and Richmond train stations are within walking distance of the MCG. To get to Jolimont station take Hurstbridge or Epping line trains. To get to Richmond station from the city, take any train on the Lilydale, Belgrave, Alamein, Glen Waverley, Dandenong,
Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston or Sandringham lines.
The Bus route 246 is run by National Bus Company, which links La Trobe University with Elsternwick Station. The 246 stops on Punt Road and is a short walk to the ground.
For more information visit the PTV website.
Metro TV in Melbourne & Adelaide: Fox Footy (LIVE)
Metro TV in Sydney, Perth & Brisbane: Fox Footy (LIVE)
Metro Radio: Triple M, SEN, 3AW, ABC Radio Melbourne & ABC Grandstand Digital
Regional Radio: AFL Nation, K Rock & NIRS
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