It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate all things footy!
Whether you follow the AFL or NRL, two big weekends of footy finals fever are upon us.
The Preliminary Finals for both the AFL and NRL are on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September. The main event – the big Grand Final – then kicks off for the AFL at 2:30pm on Saturday 30 September, and NRL at 7:30pm on Sunday October 1.
Here’s some budget busting ways to take in all the action of Footy Finals Fever in Bankstown!
Head to your local pub
Catch all the action on the big sports screens over a drink with mates at your local.
- In Bankstown, head to local’s favourite the Bankstown Hotel. They’re celebrating the footy finals with foot long hotdogs and gourmet footy pies, $12 jugs and giveaways.
- Take the kids along to enjoy the footy finals action at the Bangor Tavern in Picnic Point. They’re screening the NRL Grand Final live and loud on the big screen, and kids eat free all day on Sundays.
- The Meridian Hotel in Hurstville has a great sports bar. Enjoy a game of pool and some drinks with mates while watching all the footy finals.
- In Condell Park, the High Flyer Hotel is the place to get your footy fix. Dedicated to all thing sport, they even have a huge outdoor screen where you can kick back and enjoy the game. Be there on NRL Grand Final day for your chance to win a ride on esky!
- Wherever you are around Bankstown, check out what’s happening at your local pub, and enjoy the footy on the big screen!
Head to your local club
What better place to immerse yourself in footy finals fever than at your nearest club.
- The Bankstown Sports Club is your local home of sport, and the best spot to celebrate footy finals fever! There’s 3 separate sports themed bars to choose from, all kitted out with HD TVs for you to enjoy the game.
- Hit the Canterbury Leagues Club in Belmore for full on finals fever! The Bulldogs Sports Bar will be in full swing for the NRL Grand Final, so head there to enjoy all the action.
- In Revesby, head to the Revesby Workers Club to take in all the live sports action. Enjoy cheap club prices on food and drink and kick back with your mates while you watch the game on the big screens.
BBQ with your mates
Save a stack of cash and skip the worry about how to get home after a few drinks. Host a footy finals party at home!
- Check out this handy guide to hosting a grand final bbq. There’s some practical and money saving tips that will ensure success.
- If you do want to whip up some tasty treats for your guests, check out these fabulous footy finals food ideas.
- Ask everyone to BYO drinks and some meat for the bbq. This ensures there’s loads for everyone, and keeps the cost down for you as the host.
- The basic rules are – have loads of food, ice, good company and a great TV to watch the action!
- Check out this handy Grand Finals Kit for a great planning checklist, ideas and signage.
Up the ante with a sweep
Don’t lose a stack of cash betting online or at the pub. Stay on budget while getting into the swing of footy finals fever by holding a sweep with your mates.
- Options include first goal scorer, first try scorer or first points scored.
- Check your local paper or favourite sports website for a template, or use this sweep from a prior season as inspiration to create your own.
- Then sit back as the action kicks off, and wait to see who wins!
Get the kids involved
So whether you teams wins or loses, you can be sure of having a great time while you soak up the fun of Footy Finals Fever in Bankstown!
Need some extra cash for the footy finals?
- If you need a quick cash loan to get into the swing of footy finals fever, City Finance can help!
- Simply pop in for a chat with our friendly Bankstown branch staff, or give us a call today on 9708 4211.
- You can also apply online today!