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Footy Tipping Comp

Calling all Rugby League and Aussie Rules fans!

YHA is excited to kick off its very own footy tipping competition for the 2021 NRL & AFL seasons. 

Doesn't matter if you've missed the start of the season, you can still get involved and have the chance to WIN weekly!

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Don't know your Sherrins from your Steedens? Or have one team that you'll support no matter what?

Whatever you do or don't know about these two sports, we want you and your mates to join in for some healthy rivalry with YHA by signing up to our inaugural Footy Tipping Competition. Fun is guaranteed, and prizes to be won, so don't get stuck on the sidelines - get involved!

Keep scrolling to find out which YHA properties are the best choice for game day! 

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Heading to a game?

YHA has properties within convenient distance of all the biggest stadiums in Australia, letting you travel on a budget and making a trip to support your team easier than ever. With YHA's affordable accommodation options, you'll have more cash to spare for beer and a pie at the game!


Situated right by Central Station and with light rail just feet from the front door, this property is your gateway to all the footy action in Sydney. Whether you're venturing to The Shire to cheer on the Sharks or heading out to the SCG to see the Swans, the team at Sydney Central YHA or Railway Square YHA have a comfy bed and fast, free WIFI ready and waiting for you. 


Combine a game with a stay at the beach! With Newcastle Beach YHA, a quick bus ride to McDonald Jones Stadium is all it takes to catch an afternoon game after catching a wave in the morning!


See the Brisbane Lions at The Gabba or the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, and stay smack bang in the middle of town at Brisbane City YHA! Plus, the rooftop is perfect for enjoying some pre-game beers.

The Gold Coast, home to the Titans and the Suns, is not to be forgotten. For games in the region, pick Coolangatta YHA as your base.


Adelaide Central YHA is just a 15-minute walk from Adelaide Oval, home of Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows. Book a bed and cheer your team to victory!


A total of 10 AFL teams call Victoria home, as well as 4x NRL Premiers Melbourne Storm - YHA has room for you at Melbourne Metro YHA to get you amongst the action while taking in the sights of the city while you're there.


Optus Stadium hosts home games for the Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles in the AFL. Getting to the stadium couldn't be easier from Fremantle Prison YHA a quick Route 659 bus to the stadium. 

See you at the game!


It's not all about the men's game. Check out our Women's Sport calendar to catch up with what's on in Australia for the fairer sex, and get cheering for our ladies!

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    Sydney Central YHA
    Sydney Central YHA
    Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, is ideally positioned near the Sydney Airport Train line, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum.
    Melbourne Metro YHA
    Melbourne Metro YHA
    Only a short free tram ride to the CBD and close to the University of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne Metro YHA has everything you need for a great stay in cultural Melbourne.
    Brisbane City YHA
    Brisbane City YHA
    An award winning travellers' hostel, Brisbane City YHA is close to Suncorp Stadium, Roma St Transit Centre, South Bank, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Museum. Oh, and did we mention that we have a pool overlooking the Brisbane River?
    Adelaide Central YHA
    Adelaide Central YHA
    Located right in the centre of the city, Adelaide Central YHA is only a 7-minute walk to Adelaide Central Market and a short bus ride to Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Zoo.
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