Australian football has survived the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus and is now ready to stage a mouth-watering 2020 Grand Final.
Richmond and Geelong are both champion teams that have best coped with the season’s dramas and risen to the top to be ready to face-off this Saturday (24TH October).
This season the Australian Football League (AFL) has adopted a cautious but determined approach with teams forced to isolate themselves away from their home state for long periods of time, playing many games without spectators, and even the Grand Final will be played in Brisbane (Queensland), rather than in Melbourne (Victoria) as the traditional home of the game.
With the Grand Final traditionally staged on the last Saturday in September, this year’s COVID-related adjustments to the season meant staging a later event. Crowd restrictions will see around 30,000 noisy spectators rather than close to 100,000 ardent fans cheering on their favourite team.
The Richmond Tigers are on the verge of a footy dynasty after winning their way into a third grand final in four years and being the reigning AFL champions. However this will be a very evenly matched contest with the Geelong Cats posing a huge challenge.
This is one of the planet’s most spectacular sporting events which showcases what Australian football is all about; a ferocious contest of some of the fittest, skillful and most courageous professional athletes asking and giving no quarter as they put their bodies on the line.
The Thailand Tigers, the Bangkok based Australian Rules team, are likely to be the nation’s most ardent followers as Australian ex-pats across the country will be heading for their favourite sports bar for the live television coverage. The AFL Grand Final is always a great spectacle for any sport’s fan, regardless of their nationality, knowledge or understanding of the game.
WHEN: Saturday 24th October with direct telecasts from 3.00 PM (Thailand time) at your favourite sports bar.