Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has sent an important message about AFL grand final day on October 24 as he unveiled a raft of changes to the state’s Stage 4 lockdown.
Speaking on Sunday about changes that he hopes will come into effect from 11.59pm Sunday October 25, Andrews forecast the AFL’s biggest game of the year could be a huge hurdle in the state’s recovery.
After announcing a number of measures to lift restrictions around the state, Andrews turned his attention to the big game between Richmond and Geelong which will be played this year at the Gabba.
“Now, the grand final is very different this year, very different for obvious reasons,” Andrews said.
“Whilst I know that many people would normally spend time with family…
Kennett’s reign to continue at Hawthorn
Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett has been re-elected for another three-year term and he has flagged a more hands-on role for their AFL coach Alastair Clarkson.
Kennett announced in February that he would stand down at the end of 2020 but he changed his mind in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A former premier of Victoria, Kennett was Hawthorn president from 2005 to 2011 before his return in 2017 – with his re-election to keep him at the club until until at least the end of the 2023 season.
“I know not everything I say and do pleases everyone, but we are a collegiate board that has and will continue to deliver in the club’s best interest,” Kennett wrote to the club’s fans.
“No one individual is more important than another.”
AFL grand final streakers given court date by Queensland Police and set for huge fine
Queensland Police have charge the two men who ran onto the field during the AFL grand final at the Gabba last Saturday night.
The match between Richmond and Geelong was halted with three minutes remaining in the first quarter as security quickly contained the men who made it just 20 metres onto the grass.
Watch the pitch invasion in the video above
While some fans assumed they’d invaded the pitch to stage a protest, the pair identified themselves on social media afterwards as comedy duo Marty and Michael.
After the incident, they posted a video of them preparing the stunt and they were later filmed leaving a police station celebrating.
Fans watching the game at home slammed the pranksters attempt at building their notoriety.
Lions not interested in Magpies’ Treloar
The Brisbane Lions have ruled out approaching Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar as they instead focus on landing Joe Daniher this AFL trade period.
Treloar has reportedly been told he’s unwanted at the Magpies, despite being contracted at the club until the end of the 2025 season.
Brisbane and the Gold Coast loom as obvious destinations for the 27-year-old if he is to leave Collingwood with his partner Kim Ravaillion to play Super Netball with the Queensland Firebirds next year.
But Lions football manager David Noble says they want to add tall forwards to their list and a priority is recruiting Daniher from Essendon.
“We’ve been pretty proactive in recontracting a lot of our current players already, therefore our (salary) cap is probably…
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