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 Penrith!
Head to your local pub
Catch all the action on the big sports screens over a drink with mates at your local.
- Hit the Red Cow Inn in Penrith to enjoy the game in a rustic, heritage listed pub that prides itself on being the ultimate ‘game day’ venue. With some great food specials and $10 cocktails from 7pm – 9pm Saturdays, there’s something to keep everyone happy.
- In St Clair, the Blue Cattle Dog Hotel is a family-friendly pub where kids eat free on Sundays. And on Saturday, enjoy their $18 meal deal while you watch the big game.
- Close to Jamisontown, the Pioneer Tavern in Penrith is another great family-friendly spot to enjoy the footy finals. There’s lots of screens for you to watch the game, and the kids will love the play spaces and bargain kids meals.
- In Werrington, the Colonial Hotel offers a premium pub experience. The sports bar has loads of big screens and a large outdoor area. On Saturdays and Sundays grab a cheap feed with their two-for-one meal deals.
- Wherever you are around Penrith, 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.
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 Penrith!
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 Penrith branch staff, or give us a call today on 4732 6500.
- You can also apply online today!