Today is arguably the biggest day on the Aussie sporting calendar. Aussie Rules Football is Australia’s own indigenous sport, having begun in Melbourne in 1859.
Grand Final Day is the culmination of a season that began on March 22nd. After 206 games of the season and finals there are only two teams left to battle it out for the premiership: Hawthorn (from Melbourne) and Fremantle (from Perth).
It’s a bit of a fairytale story for Fremantle. This is their first Grand Final since they entered the competition in 19 years ago.
The game is just about to start so I’m off to watch it. I’m tipping Hawthorn by 16 points but don’t really mind who wins. I’m just going to enjoy the game. Last time my team won the Grand Final and it’s only when your team isn’t in this game that you realise how nervous you were for the whole week before last year.