Just a quick tip for any English types who’d like to see how Australians play football, there’ll be a game on at The Oval this weekend.
Port Adelaide will be playing against the Western Bulldogs in an exhibition game organised by the Australian Football League. Both are bona fide teams within the competition here, so this isn’t a bunch of bozos from the bush you’d be seeing. These guys will be contesting the premiership here in Australia next year.
Having said that, if the AFL had a relegation zone then these two teams would have been very close to it last year, and they’ll be resting some of their star players for this game. Still, it should be a good show featuring some genuine players of the future.
There’ll be no rolling around on the ground clutching a lower leg while pretending to scream with pain (unless, of course, the leg is broken and causing genuine pain). It might just be a refreshing change for you poms to see some real physical competition 🙂
The Elastoplast AFL European Challenge
Saturday November 3
1pm JLT All-Stars v Continent
3.30pm Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide
Tickets are on sale now at www.kiaoval.com Adults £20 / Children £5.
You won’t see footy of this quality there, but you’ll still see some good football.