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Celebrate the game, not the odds at this weekend's Love the Game round

Across the state this weekend the Foundation is holding its annual state-wide Love the Game round. 

During 20-22 July, elite and community sporting clubs will put aside traditional rivalries to unite players, clubs and fans to focus on our shared love of the game, not the odds. 

The Love the Game round will remind kids that sport and betting don't have to go together and suggest to parents that they talk with their kids about gambling, particularly the risks they face.

The Foundation will participate in games across the state and fans can expect to see Love the Game signs in and around stadiums, meet Love the Game team members, watch our TV commercial 'The talk' on the big screen and see players run though Love the Game banners.

AFL and VFL matches participating in the Love the Game round

  • Collingwood v North Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday, 21 July
  • Essendon v Fremantle at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, 21 July
  • Geelong v Melbourne, GMHBA Stadium on Saturday, 21 July
  • Carlton v Hawthorn, Etihad Stadium on Sunday, 22 July
  • Williamstown v Bulldogs VFL match, Williamstown Football Ground on Saturday, 21 July

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz will be in attendance at the Williamstown v Bulldogs match to lend her support to the round. 

Community activities

At the community level, there will be 10 Reclink Australia games, six Football Federation Australia games, and 18 champion games that will lend their support and participate in the Love the Game round.

The Foundation partners with more than 300 community clubs as part of our Love the Game program, many of which will take part in the round. 

The Love the Game round is about all of us celebrating our love of sport. Get involved and share your Love the Game photos, videos and comments on social media. Tag them @responsiblegambling and use #LovetheGame. 

Find out more.

Parents find out more about kids and gambling.

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