Penrith Panthers is delighted to confirm the club's next NRL fixture in Bathurst will be played at Carrington Park on Saturday 30th March, 2019.
The Round 3 fixture is scheduled for a 7.30pm kick-off, with the opponent to be revealed next week as part of the official release of the 2019 NRL draw.
Panthers has played an NRL home game in Bathurst for the past five seasons and last year signed an agreement to extend the arrangement until at least 2028.
Tickets for the Bathurst fixture will be snapped up when they go on sale in December but eager Panthers fans can secure their ticket today by purchasing a Bathurst Panther membership.
"Panthers is proud of the strong relationship it has built with Bathurst Regional Council and the local community," Panthers Group CEO Brian Fletcher said.
"The support we receive when the team takes the field at Carrington Park is outstanding and we can't wait to bring the NRL back to Bathurst in 2019.
"However it is important to note our long-term commitment to Bathurst is about much more than simply playing an annual NRL fixture.
"Our club is passionate about working with Country Rugby League to support the growth of the game in central west NSW.
"Through the Panthers Regional Academy Program, our club provides junior league coaching clinics and Panthers coaching programs in support of the Western Rams representative teams.
"This year Panthers also took the historic step of entering teams in the Southern Conference of the 2018 Country Championships.
"It is our intention to improve and expand these programs and initiatives over the years ahead."
The Bathurst Panther membership is the best option for Panther fans who wish to enjoy the gameday experience at Carrington Park. Bathurst Panther members receive the following:
- General admission entry to the Panthers game at Carrington Park
- An exclusive adult, teen or junior supporters pack
- 10% discount at the Panther Shop
- Bathurst Panthers Leagues Club membership
- Invites to members-only events
- Priority access buying window to Panthers NRL Finals Series fixtures and the State of Origin clash in Sydney
- Discounted travel to away games on the Panther Bus
- Voting rights for the 2019 Members Player of the Year