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 Midland
Head to your local pub
Catch all the action on the big sports screens over a drink with mates at your local.
- The Guildford Hotel promises to be THE place to celebrate footy finals fever. They’ll have all the AFL finals action live and loud on 9 screens. Whether your team wins or loses, kick on after the match with drinks specials and a DJ!
- Hit the 7th Avenue Bar and Restaurant in Midland to take in all the footy finals action. They’re screening the AFL Grand Final live, and it’s a good spot to enjoy old fashioned service with great value prices.
- The Woodbridge Hotel in Guildford is another great spot to enjoy your footy. The Woody has a traditional pub feel and is a great spot to grab a feed while you enjoy the game over a few drinks with your mates.
- Or enjoy your footy at the Beeches Tavern in Beechboro, and enjoy a great value meal while you take in the game in the Sports Bar.
- To enjoy the game amidst a traditional pub vibe, head to the Pig and Whistle in Swanview. Catch all the action on their numerous big screen TVs, including one in the beer garden.
- The Stirling Arms Hotel in Guildford is another top spot to enjoy the game and some beers with your mates.
- Wherever you are in the Midland area, check out what’s happening at your local pub, and enjoy the footy on the big screen!
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 Midland!
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 Midland branch staff, or give us a call today on 9274 0833.
- You can also apply online today!