Just one more sleep until the biggest event in Australia’s AFL calendar.
And today, Hawks and Dockers fans crammed toe-to-toe in Melbourne, to support their sporting heroes.
Expert commentators are tipping expect a tight and exciting, final showdown tomorrow.
Sophie Cuffe reports.
Tens of thousands of fans descended on Melbourne’s CBD to cheer on their teams.
And the city turned off the water spout and turned on the sunshine for the traditional Grand Final Parade, in open cars.
The purple army may have come from far away. But they were there in force today, to support THEIR Dockers first-ever grand final appearance.
Matthew Pavlich, Fremantle Captain: “It’s great to see so much purple around and we’re excited to give them a reward because they’ve obviously gone through some tough times with It’s great to see so much purple around and we’re excited to give them a reward because they’ve obviously gone through some tough times with the club as well.”
But the brown and gold faithful made their voice heard too.
Hawks captain Luke Hodge says the team is excited for the match.
Luke Hodge, Hawthorn Captain: “To see all the supporters out here, get to enjoy a day like this with your family and then go into battle tomorrow.”
The premier of Western Australia and Victoria agreed the loser of this Saturday’s match will have to wear the winning team’s jersey and hand out flyers promoting tourism for their rival city.
The Grand Final kick-off at the MCG is 2.30 tomorrow afternoon.
Sophie Cuffe, QUT News.