We celebrated the last day of Term 3 with a School Footy colours day. This meant that everyone could dress in their favourite football team’s colours – Australian Rules Football, Rugby League or Soccer. For a gold coin donation which raised money for Catholic Care Family Services and the Don Bird Foundation, we donned our jumpers, hats, scarves and footy socks, tattoos and a little face-paint and had a lot of fun.
Of course, since we live in Geelong, the home of the Geelong Cats Football team, there was lots of blue and white around and many “Go Cats!” chants heard across the school. There was also lots of friendly heckling and the Collingwood army tried to upset the loyal Cats supporters in their home territory.
All of this provided a build up for the AFL Grand Final held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday the 1st October when the two top teams play off for the trophy. Australians LOVE their Footy so if they can’t get a ticket for the game you can bet they’ll be having a ‘barbie’ and sitting around the ‘telly’ with their eyes glued to the set.
This year Geelong and Collingwood are competing for the top position. Who will win the Grand Final? All will be revealed if you watch the movie below.
Footy Colours Day on PhotoPeach
If you guessed that GEELONG won then you were correct!
Photo by Geelong Advertiser
And if you feel like singing along with the Club song, then here it is . . .
We are Geelong, the greatest team of all
We are Geelong; we’re always on the ball
We play the game as it should be played
At home or far away
Our banners fly high, from dawn to dark
Down at Kardinia Park
Of course if you are a Magpies supporter you may not want to join in the song, however you should be very proud of your team for being great competitors and playing the Grand Final in the true spirit of the game. Well done to both teams – it was a great game!