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Rugby league fans can prepare for Sunday?s clash between the Bulldogs and Manly-Warringah at Sydney Showground by attending the Telstra Football Expo at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush Bay, prior to kick-off.
The Telstra Football Expo will be conducted at The Dome, which is located within easy walking distance of Sydney Showground near Overflow Park.
The Expo is endorsed by all four football codes, the National Rugby League, Australian Rugby Union, Soccer Australia and the AFL.
Rugby league has a strong presence at the Expo.
Bulldogs rugby league players, Braith Anasta, Willie Mason and Mark O?Meley, will conduct a one-hour coaching session at 11.00am on Saturday, June 14 which will be followed later by St George Illawarra players Brett Firman, Brent Kite, Nathan Blacklock, Chris Nero, Ian Donnelly and Darren Peachey at 1.00pm.
Then on Sunday, June 15, Cronulla Sharks players Phil Bailey, Matt Rieck, Pat Gibson, Jye Mullane and Michael Sullivan will be on show at 11.00am.
Expo organiser, Carolyn Ledowsky, said it was a great opportunity to meet and be coached by these stars.
?The Expo is just across the road from the Sydney Showground and you can avoid all the traffic hassle by getting out to Sydney Olympic Park early and come to the Expo,? said Ms Ledowsky.
?There are nearly 100 different exhibitors on display and you will be able to cruised around the Expo at your leisure before walking to the ground for kick-off,? she added.
Wallabies Stephen Larkham and Stirling Mortlock will be in attendance along with Wallaby legends, David Campese and Phil Kearns on Saturday afternoon. Fans will be able to meet be coached by Campese (12.00noon on June 14), Mortlock and Larkham (1.00pm on June 14) and Kearns (2.00pm on June 14).
Sydney Swans AFL players Michael O?Loughlin, Jude Bolton and Adam Goodes will on display at 1.00pm on Sunday, June 15.
Soccer fans will be in for a treat when Socceroo stars Lucas Neill (Blackburn Rovers), Tony Popovic (Crystal Palace) and Clayton Zane (Anderlecht) will demonstrate their skills from 3.00pm on Sunday June 15.
They will be watched by Socceroo coach Frank Farina who will hold his own special clinic an hour earlier at 2.00pm.
Family tickets (two adults and three children) are priced at $35.00, adults tickets are $16.50, children?s tickets are $8.50 while age pensioners can attend for $10.
The Expo will be open between 10.00am and 6.00pm on Saturday and between 10.00am and 5.00pm on Sunday.
Visit www.footballexpo.com.au for more information.