Footy at the MCG

by on May 23, 2010
in Victoria

It’s almost winter in Melbourne and the footy is definitely here.  This weekend our local newspaper, the Geelong Advertiser, was printed in blue and white – the colours of the Geelong Cats (local AFL team).  Why?  Because the Cats played Collingwood (the Magpies), whose colours are … have you guessed?  Black and white.  Can you get any more parochial?

The best way to tap into all that excitement is to take in a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).  Just walking around the ground is a spectacle.  All manner of supporters dressed in all manner of garb; faces painted, flags waving.  That in itself is enough to entertain young kids for some time. Read more