Earlier this year on ANZAC day, two of our SuperHosts Josh (Collingwood fan) and James (Essendon) took two travellers Ben (from Scotland) and Linda (from Germany) to their first ever AFL game. Josh and James love the rivalry of Essendon and Collingwood, and wanted to share their passion with people who have never seen an AFL game before. Here is the story of their GameDay and why they love their clubs so much!
He walked into the MCG for a game, and walked out with a friend. Read Arjun's story of discovering Melbourne through his AFL host
jArjun arrived in Melbourne excited about meeting locals and discovering the culture. It was why he had chosen to come here in the first place, along with the amazing sporting culture the city had. He soon understood that the best way to do that was at the footy.
From a family of spread allegiances, Liz emerged as a Melbourne Demons supporter as a little girl after her cousin played for the club; and she has never looked back ever since. She’s not only travelled around Australia to support the Dees, she also knows what it’s like to experience sports while travelling, while proudly showing off her mighty Demons to internationals.
It was Love a First Sight When Kaif was Introduced to Footy and the Demons and Now He Wants More People to Experience the Magic of Melbourne
It isn't often that you fall in love with a club before you know the sport. But for Kaif, AFL and the Melbourne Demons happened together. An international student, footy was alien to him, so he decided to take a look at what the fuss was all about. He didn't have to wait for the hooter to blow though. The atmosphere, the spirit and the warmth of the fans were enough for him to commit himself to the sport and the club.