First ever Women’s AFL Grand Final to be played on Gold Coast

In a coup for the Gold Coast, the first-ever Women’s AFL Grand Final will now be played at Metricon Stadium in Carrara instead of Brisbane’s Gabba – with the Brisbane Lions taking on the Adelaide Crows.

According to the ABC, the Gabba’s field surface was damaged when Adele’s performed at the venue three weeks ago.

Queensland’s Sport Minister Mick de Brenni made the announcement to move the Women’s AFL Grand Final yesterday saying the eleventh-hour change was made after experts deemed the Gabba was too risky.


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“The advice is that the Gabba outfield has come up really well but the grass in the wicket area hasn’t rooted enough to be rolled and mowed,” the Minister sai.

“That means there is an increased risk of twisting and sliding in the centre area and ultimately this is a risk to player safety. Extra tests were run [on Monday] morning simulating player movement and the risk of injury was deemed to be high.”

Entry to this Saturday’s historic Women’s AFL Grand Final at Metricon is FREE. The game kicks off at 1pm.

Cam is the producer/presenter of myGC's ‘Good Morning Gold Coast’ and 'G'Day Tweed' programs, and is a news-multimedia content producer for the 102.9 Hot Tomato Company. Before arriving on the Gold Coast in 2016, he worked across Australia's broadcasting industry in various roles as producer, presenter, editor and journalist - receiving an Australian Commercial Radio Award in 2010 for the category of Best News Presenter. He’s also worked as a Media Adviser to federal politicians, government departments and agencies, specialist and general medical centres and community groups.

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