Saturday, October 03 2015 @ 11:48 am ACST
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
The day has arrived. The 2015 AFL Grand Final played in October for one of the few times in the game’s history due to the Cricket World Cup earlier this year. Reigning Premiers Hawthorn are aiming to go three in a row and up and coming challengers the West Coast Eagles are primed to knock them off.
It’s going to be a warm one, possibly up to 31 degrees celcius. And it has been a very windy start to the day in Melbourne, but that does seem to be dropping off as the morning wears on.
All around the world people are waiting in place or making their way to their local Grand Final party. If you are thinking of making a last minute dash you can check out our party list here
Alternatively you may be watching the game in the comfort of your own lounge room – for the full International Broadcast Schedule follow this link. And for those not able to have TV coverage you an stream the game (via subscription) through http://watchafl.afl.com.au/
And don’t forget the Grand Final Sprint which will feature Irishman Paddy Brophy
hoping to make his mark on the MCG.
The running schedule is as follows;
Sprint Heats – Northern Side Wing
Preliminary team warm up opportunity
Retiring Players Motorcade – Andrew Carrazzo, Paul Chapman, Kane Cornes, Daniel Cross, Dustin Fletcher, Chris Judd, Luke McPharlin, Chris Newman, Brent Reilly, Jared Rivers, Brad Sewell, Adam Schneider, Rhyce Shaw and Rising Star Winner Jesse Hogan.
Ellie Goulding Performance
Bryan Adams Performance
Mike Brady Performance
Umpires enter arena on cue / Delivery of match footballs to Umpires
West Coast enters arena on cue/team photo
Hawthorn enter arena on cue/team photo
Premiership Cup Arrival – Escorted by Premiership Cup Presenters Dean Kemp and Peter Knights (team line up)
Two Sirens – Toss of Coin
2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final Commences
Half-time (25 minutes) – Auskick and Grand Final Sprint
Post match presentation / team photo
Media Conference – Runners Up
Media Conference – Premiers
Post Match Premiership Party – Premiers presented on stage to fans at MCG