Grand fi­nal at the turf club

Broome Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Jakeb Wad­dell

Broome’s fa­mous rac­ing sea­son may be over, but the turf club is not lock­ing the gates just yet, with a big day planned for ar­guably the na­tion’s grand­est sport­ing event.

Lo­cals and vis­i­tors will be able to watch the AFL grand fi­nal on the Broome Turf Club big screen for the first time.

BTC man­ager Paul Ros­siter said the grand fi­nal was a chance for the club to host some­thing other than rac­ing at the venue.

“We want to make more use of the club on days that we are not rac­ing and the AFL grand fi­nal pre­sented such an op­por­tu­nity,” he said.

“We would like to add this to our an­nual cal­en­dar, along with a cou­ple of new events we will also be look­ing to soon.”

The match will be streamed di­rectly onto the club’s 9m-wide screen, be­lieved to be the big­gest screen show­ing AFL in the Kim­ber­ley. Full bar and tote fa­cil­i­ties will be avail­able, while chil­dren can also get in on the ac­tion with face paint­ing and a bouncy cas­tle.

Mr Ros­siter said it would give Broome the op­por­tu­nity to en­joy the game in a fam­ily-friendly set­ting.

“There will be plenty of room for the kids to run around, while watch­ing the game in a re­ally ex­cit­ing en­vi­ron­ment,” he said.

“It is im­por­tant for new and fun things to be pop­ping up around town.

“We en­cour­age ev­ery­one to wear their team colours, bring honkers, stream­ers and what­ever they want and cre­ate a fun en­vi­ron­ment on the day.”

The AFL grand fi­nal will be streamed live from 12.30pm Broome time this Satur­day.

It will take take place at the MCG be­tween the West Coast Ea­gles and Colling­wood and broad­cast on Chan­nel 7.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the event, please visit broome­tur­f­club.com.au.

Pic­ture: Jakeb Wad­dell

Paul Ros­siter and Catalina Ro­driguez in front of the big screen.

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