Giant crowd expected at Drummoyne Oval
Tue, 05/02/2019 - 16:14

Drummoyne Oval is set to host the highly anticipated 2019 NAB AFL Women’s Competition on Friday, 8 February.

After a lockout crowd in 2018, the GWS Giants will return to the ground for the club’s first AFLW home game of 2019.

The round two clash will see the GWS Giants on the newest team to join the AFLW league, the North Melbourne Kangaroos.

“We’re looking forward to being a part of the NAB AFL women’s competition for the second year in a row,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

“Last year we saw over 5,000 people come down and rally behind the Giants in one of the most exciting sports matches ever seen at Drummoyne Oval.”

“We expect this year to be even bigger and are delighted to continue supporting the growth of women’s sport now and in the future.”

Five Dock locals Jessica Dal Pos, Louise Stephenson, Alicia Eva, Ebony O’Dea and Aimee Schmidt will all be donning the GWS jersey this Saturday, the only team to represent NSW in the national AFLW competition.

“We love playing at Drummoyne, it’s a beautiful ground and when there is a full crowd it feels like the MCG,” Dal Pos said. “Many of us all live locally so it’s a great opportunity to play in front of our community.”

The round two match on Friday, 8 February begins at 7.05pm and has free entry for all. With a large crowd expected, the City of Canada Bay urges all attendees to use public transport.

“Entry to the match is free, so jump on the bus to Drummoyne after work or school and enjoy the entertainment and the beautiful water views,” Mayor Tsirekas said.