The Charity Shield will call Mudgee home for at least another two years.
The annual pre-season preview first came to Mudgee in 2018 and will continue to be played in Mudgee after Council extended its partnership with the St George Illawarra Dragons and South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The 2022 and 2023 games will be played at Glen Willow as part of a further two-year partnership. The stadium has successfully hosted the last three Charity Shield fixtures and is preparing for the fourth this coming Saturday, 27 February, with tickets still on sale now.
Mayor of the Mid-Western Region, Des Kennedy said he is proud of the strong relationship forged with both clubs over the last four years.
"I am delighted that the Dragons and Rabbitohs are on board for another two years bringing us to a total of six games in Mudgee," Councillor Kennedy said.
"Glen Willow just gets better and better, as a proven venue capable of hosting NRL games in front of crowds of more than 9,000.
"That experience will be on full display this coming Saturday (27 February) as we host the 2021 Charity Shield. If you haven't already seen Glen Willow in all its glory this is your opportunity and tickets are on sale."
Many tickets are still available for next weekend's Charity Shield at 123tix.com.au
Dragons CEO Ryan Webb said: "We are pleased to see our Charity Shield partnership with the Rabbitohs and Mid-Western Regional Council continue through until at least 2023 at our home away from home, Mudgee.
"The Central West of New South Wales is a crucial area of St George Illawarra support. We look forward to continuing our engagement with our Red V members and fans throughout the local community."
Rabbitohs CEO, Blake Solly, said: "As a Club, we are delighted to have extended the agreement with Mid-Western Regional Council for a further two years.
"We believe it is important for NRL Clubs to make the effort to give back to the regional areas and communities that produce so many wonderful footballers for our clubs and the competition.
"We have formed a fantastic relationship with the community in Mudgee and the surrounding regions and we look forward to building on that over the next two years through the annual Charity Shield match and through the programs run by Souths Cares."
Dates of the 2022 Charity Shield will be announced later this year.
Tickets for the 2021 Charity Shield next Saturday, 27 February are still available at 123tix.com.au