West Aussies have the chance to experience a Grand Final Parade on Friday 24 September thanks to the City of Perth’s People’s Parade.
Fans are encouraged to meet on either side of the Murray Street Mall from 1pm for a 1.30pm start.
If you’re a Bulldogs supporter, you’re encouraged to head down to the western end of the mall on the corner of William Street where you will march alongside the City of Perth Band playing their theme song – Sons of the West.
If you’re a Demons fan, meet at the eastern end of the mall on the corner of Barrack Street where you will march alongside the City of Canning Band playing the Melbourne theme song – It’s a Grand Old Flag.
Fans will come together in Footy Place (Forrest Place) where they will be greeted by the City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas and retired local AFL heroes Shane Woewodin (Melbourne) and Danny Southern (Bulldogs) who will analyse Saturday’s big game.
“We want to see everyone make their way down from the AFL Grand Final Open Training session at Optus Stadium to the People’s Parade,” Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said.
“Wear your colours, bring your flags, jump on the train and head in for the parade and then stay on for dinner at the Twilight Hawkers Market and soak up the Grand Final atmosphere.”
Entertainment will be playing on the main stage at Footy Place in the lead up to the People’s Parade, including appearances from footy legends Harry Taylor (Geelong), Jaegar O’Meara (Hawthorn), Brad Sheppard (WCE), Mitch Duncan (Geelong) from 11.30am. St George’s College will entertain the crowd until the People’s Parade enters the precinct.