GAME ON: Gympie AFL Club president Glen Warren prepares the field ahead of today’s final clash between Nambour and Bribie Island.
GAME ON: Gympie AFL Club president Glen Warren prepares the field ahead of today’s final clash between Nambour and Bribie Island. Renee Pilcher

AFL footy finals fever in Gympie

SPARKS fly today as Nambour takes on Bribie Island in an AFL final blockbuster being played in Gympie.

The match will be played at the Six Mile Oval and Gympie Cats AFL Club president Glen Warren was anticipating the battle.

“It’s the second year we’ve hosted the grand final of the Division 3 competition, so we’re very privileged to be doing it again,” he said.

Nambour finished the competition as minor premiers and are favourites for the title, but punters are not discounting Bribie Island’s chances.

“Bribie Island was the only team all season to beat Nambour, so they know they can do it,” Warren said.

Gympie being chosen as the venue for the final is a vote of confidence in the club’s facilities by Sunshine Coast AFL officials.

The game kicks off at 2pm and admission costs $5. Full bar and canteen facilities will be available.

Warren reminded footy fans the club was a licensed venue and alcohol was not allowed to be brought in through the gates.

Hosting the final is a positive end to a difficult season for the club with Gympie’s own senior outfit, the Cats, failing to make an impression on the season.

However, plans are already in the works to recruit well over the off-season and have the side return with a bang next season to ruffle the feathers of opposing teams.

Gympie Times


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