Published on September 26, 2017 4:28 pm

FREE Footy Festivals return in 2017

AFL Victoria is bringing AFL finals fever to regional Victoria this month for the second FREE Footy Festival on September 29.

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In conjunction with the Victorian State Government, AFL Victoria’s FREE Footy Festival event will encourage regional communities to celebrate our great game on the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final Day Public Holiday.

The partnership will see the FREE Footy Festival program rolled out for the second time across different locations in regional Victoria, with AFL Goldfields and AFL Goulburn Murray set to host the event this season.

Locals will be able to enjoy a host of family-friendly activities, including live music, AFL player appearances, market stalls, AFL activations, football-themed inflatables and heaps more!

AFL Victoria Community Football and Development Manager Stephen O’Donohue said the event was one all regional Victorians can look forward to.

“Following the success of our inaugural event last year, AFL Victoria is delighted to be able to provide more Victorians with the opportunity to share in the excitement surrounding AFL Grand Final Day,” O’Donohue said.

“There is certainly a buzz around Melbourne during Toyota AFL Grand Final week, with fans able to take part in a host of activities in the city, so the free Footy Festival will enable fans in the country to share in the anticipation in their own home region.

“Whether your team is in the Grand Final or not, people will be able to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy free entertainment for the whole family.”

 

Event Details:

AFL Goldfields

  • Date: September 29
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Location: Mars Stadium (Creswick Rd, Ballarat)
  • NOTE:  A FREE football will be given out to the first 1000 children (aged 12 and Under) to arrive on the day.
  • AFL STARS: Bryce Gibbs (Carlton), Zach Merrett (Essendon), Clayton Oliver (Melbourne) and Moana Hope (Collingwood AFLW).

 

AFL Goulburn Murray:

  • Date: September 29
  • Time: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Maude Street Mall, Shepparton
  • NOTE:  A FREE football will be given out to the first 1000 children (aged 12 and Under) to arrive at the mall on the day.  All shops will be open with ABC Kids Stars Hoot & Hootabelle Stage Performing live on stage
  • AFL STARS in attendance include Ben Brown (North Melbourne), Jordan Lewis (Melbourne) and AFLW Carlton captain Lauren Arnell and teammate Bianca Jakobsson (Carlton).
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