National 2017 – Adelaide

31 March to 2 April 2017

The OzSpurs National weekend is the centrepiece of the OzSpurs calendar and is a not to be missed fixture for all Australian based Tottenham Hotspur fans. It is all happening again in Adelaide from 31 March to 2 April 2017.

OzSpurs is one of Tottenham Hotspur’s biggest official supporters clubs. Once a year the OzSpurs National brings Spurs fans from all over Australia to gather in one location for a weekend of all things Spurs. The first National took place in Perth in 2004, thereafter one took place every year until the last one in Melbourne in 2014. The Nationals were suspended in 2015 and 2016 as we focused on two consecutive years of visits from Tottenham to play games in Australia.

All Spurs fans are welcome, whether they are regular OzSpurs members, or brand new to the whole thing. In 2014 Kevin Woodward, who had never been to any OzSpurs events before, attended his first national. In his words “it’s like going on the best organised stag/bucks weekend you’ve ever been on, and everyone supports Spurs.” Click here to read his full, very tongue in cheek review.

Friday 31 March

North Adelaide Golf Course, off War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide - 1pm tee off
For those early arrivers, we will be heading to North Adelaide Golf Course for a Par 3 challenge. Only 2 clubs need. $16 for an adult

National Welcome Night - The Franklin Hotel, 92 Franklin Street - From 6pm
Come and join us kick off the National in style and meet new and old faces alike. Long time Adelaide OzSpurs member Chris Scutt will be taking charge of DJ duties, playing his normal set with some Spurs based classics added in for good measure. We will have a dedicated area where you can hang your flags, there will be images from previous Nationals and Spurs in Oz tour highlights and of course lots of singing. Food is available for purchase.

Saturday 1 April

London Bus Historic Pub Tour - Franklin Hotel depart at 12.30pm to 6.30pm
All aboard the OzSpurs Express once more! Join us onboard a genuine London double decker bus as we take a tour around the Adelaide coastline, stopping at some historic pubs. The bus will also be licensed to serve beer and wine, and limited to 65 people on a 'first-come first-served' policy. Price $35 for members, $40 for non members, and a free commemorative stubby holder with every ticket. Click here to buy tickets now.

Matchnight - Tottenham vs Burnley - From 9pm at The Bunker Bar, 21 Pulteney St
Come to your White Hart Lane-away-from-the-Lane at Bunker Bar from 9pm as we build up towards the match away to Burnley. The venue will be decorated in Spurs flags and enjoy the atmosphere only bettered by the being in the away end at Turf Moor.

OzSpurs Raffle - Half time of Tottenham vs Burnley
We will make the draw for our charity fundraising raffle. Full details of the raffle are here.

Sunday 2 April

Recovery - 11am
Make a leisurely trip on the tram out to Glenelg for a quiet morning by the bay.

Australia Spurs AGM - 1pm at The Moseley, Moseley Square, Glenelg
As part of our affiliation with THFC, the Australia Spurs Committee will be hosting the 2017 AGM. This is your chance to play a role in how our club is run. Want to get involved with the running of Australia's best supporters club? Here's your chance to directly effect the future of our club.

Beat the Lloris - 3pm Colley Reserve in Glenelg
OzSpurs Penalty challenge with a twist. Spin 5 times round a bollard and then score 3 penalties past three Hugo Lloris'. Prizes are a pennant signed by the current first team, and a massive Hugo photo. $10 for adults, $5 for under 16s. All money raised will go to Football United. Ref's decision is final

Last drinks - 5pm Watermark Hotel, 631 Anzac Highway, Glenelg
The last event of the weekend for those still going strong. A final catch up with old and new friends, and one last chance to talk Spurs as the sun comes down.

Accommodation

OzSpurs recommends hotels in the East End of Adelaide. Here are some of our top picks:

IBIS Styles – North Terrace
Crowne Plaza – Hindmarsh Square
Mantra – Hindmarsh Square
IBIS – Grenfell Street