2023 Reclink Victorian Football League Grand Finals Head to Port Melbourne

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Finals fever is in the air with fifteen Aussie Rules Football teams set to play the annual Reclink Victorian Football League Grand Final series. The matches will take place at the home of suburban football, ETU Stadium, Port Melbourne between Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st August.

Finals fever is in the air with fifteen Aussie Rules Football teams set to play the annual Reclink Victorian Football League Grand Final series. The matches will take place at the home of suburban football, ETU Stadium, Port Melbourne between Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st August.

Across the three days, players of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, have the opportunity to come together and play in a grand final match to celebrate the end of the football season.

To open the series, the Wynbay Tigers take on the Cohealth Kangaroos at 10:30am on Tuesday 29th August.

This will be followed by Frankston Dolphins’ v Maryborough Ravens. Day one will conclude with a historic debut game for Port Melbourne Football Club’s very own Reclink team who will go head-to-head with Bendigo Gold.

Day two sees the Cardinia Tigers take on the Sunbury Phoenix and the Reclink All Stars take on Odyssey House before the Collingwood Magpies and Geelong Cats round out the afternoon.

Day three’s two games will see the Ballarat Bushrangers clash with the Salvo Hawks, and the long-distance rivals of the Morwell Panthers and Casey Cobras taking centre stage to finish off.

All three days will have free entry, a BBQ lunch, a live broadcast and appearances from a range of past and present AFL personalities, including Majak Daw, Michael Barlow, Nick Larkey, Dermott Brereton, Matthew Lloyd and 'Smokey' Dawson on commentary.

Having entered it’s third decade of existence, the League is supported by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, while 350 players participate in the League each round in conjunction with Reclink Australia’s member agencies.

Reclink Australia Programs Manager Rhan Harris said “Reclink footy brings people together from all back grounds from across the state to celebrate a love Aussie Rules and its community.

“This year we are thrilled to offer our players the opportunity to compete at an historic, first-class venue such as ETU Stadium,” he said.

All are welcome to attend and enjoy each day, with a live stream of each game also set to be conducted via the Reclink Australia Facebook page.

When: 29-31st August, 10.30am – 3.00pm daily

Where: ETU Stadium, 541 Williamstown Rd, Port Melbourne

Entry is free.

For any further information or for media enquiries, contact Sam Wharton (Communications and Events Promotions Officer) via email: [email protected].

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