Preliminary Finals

It’s finals time in Australia – Australian Football League (AFL) finals that is. Australians love AFL. On Grand Final Day the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) hosts over 100,000 people to watch the spectacle live. The atmosphere is electric. The highest attendance at an AFL grand final was in 1970 when a record crowd of 121,696 spectators watched the game. 

Never before, in its 123 year history, has the grand final been played outside of Victoria, but this year, due to COVID-19, it is going to be played at the GABBA in the central suburb of Brisbane, Woolloongabba, Queensland on October 24, 2020 at 6:30pm local time.

I have been working on this painting for a while now and it just so happens that the Richmond Tigers are playing in the preliminary finals.

Tiger army

A print of this Tiger army will make a great gift for Richmond supporters.  Available at: https://pjpaintings.com/collections/sporty-emus/products/sports-tiger-army-football-watercolour

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and if your team is still in the running, I hope that they go well.