Getting into the footy finals action around Newcastle

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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 Newcastle!

Head to your local pub

Catch all the action on the big sports screens over a drink with mates at your local.

  • Head to Mavericks on Darby in Newcastle for all the game day action. They’ve got all the games on the big screen and feature specials and giveaways during the match.
  • Hotel Jesmond is a fresh, modern pub that has a friendly and relaxed vibe. Enjoy the game on their 85 inch full HD screen and take in the free bbq from 2pm – 3pm Saturdays, or their cheap ‘drink of the decade’ schooner promo between 6pm and 8pm Sundays.
  • Local favourite the Iron Horse Inn is a great spot to spend game day if you’re in Cardiff. Enjoy their cheap lunch and dinner meal deals on Saturdays, or the kids eat free special on Sundays.
  • Wherever you are around Newcastle, 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.

  • Head to Wests Mayfield for the ultimate sporting experience. The home of the Newcastle Knights training facilities, this fab venue has loads of big screens and plenty of food and drink at club prices.
  • The Wallsend Diggers have their fab HD Sports Bar where you can take in all the game day action.
  • Or hit the Bero Bowlo! The Beresfield Bowling Club is a great family-friendly spot to enjoy watching all the games. They’ve got all your favourite beers on tap at cheap club prices, and a great play space for the kids.
  • Where else to enjoy watching the footy but the Newcastle Leagues Club! Soak of the footy-fuelled vibe and enjoy the match with your mates.

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 Newcastle!

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 Mayfield branch staff, or give us a call today on 1300 10 10 44.
  • You can also apply online today!