AFL grand ultimate parade sees Cats and Swans take to Yarra River, however not all followers get a view

The grand ultimate parade has made its approach by way of Melbourne, with a leg of the festivities going down alongside the Yarra River for the primary time, however not all followers have been proud of the show.

Gamers and coaches from each groups travelled by boat alongside the Yarra, disembarking at Birrarung Marr earlier than making their strategy to the MCG by street.

Crowds line the banks of the Yarra River.
Footy followers watch as a part of the grand ultimate parade travels down the Yarra for the primary time.(ABC Information: Danielle Bonica)
People holding their phones and queuing.
Many 1000’s took benefit of the public vacation to hitch the festivities.(ABC Information: Danielle Bonica)

Nevertheless, some in in the present day’s crowd have been left disillusioned by their expertise, saying they missed out on seeing the on-water part of the parade.


One fan, Milly, wrote on Twitter that she was amongst a big crowd who missed out regardless of ready in a delegated “viewing space”, saying the boats had “rotated” approach earlier than reaching the spot.

One other fan, Sian Dart, mentioned the boats rotated earlier than they reached her.

“These maps of the parade have been full on misleading for tens of 1000’s of individuals,” she mentioned.


“Nice idea, full execution failure.”

Sydney Swans players on a barge on the Yarra River
Sydney Swans gamers wave to the followers lining the banks of the Yarra.(ABC Information: Danielle Bonica)
A barge on the Yarra River containing Geelong Cats players
The Geelong Cats barge cruises alongside the Yarra.(ABC Information: Danielle Bonica)

The ABC has contacted the AFL for remark.


It was estimated as much as 250,000 individuals have been set to participate in in the present day’s occasions.

A crowd of people wearing football merchandise.
Giant crowds streamed into Melbourne to soak within the environment forward of the conflict.(ABC Information: Danielle Bonica)
Two people eating and wearing Sydney Swans merchandise
Two Sydney Swans supporters have a chew to eat because the festivities take over Melbourne.(ABC Information: Danielle Bonica)

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Ambiance in Melbourne forward of AFL grand ultimate conflict

Saturday’s conflict between the Swans and the Cats on the MCG would be the first premiership match held within the metropolis for the reason that starting of the COVID pandemic.

Amongst these in Melbourne this morning is the divided Chapman household.

Sydney Swans fan Matt is satisfied his workforce will take out the win.

His seven-year-old son, Geelong Cats fan Rafa, is equally satisfied his workforce will win.

A boy and a man wearing football memorabilia.
Sydney Swans fan Matt Chapman and his son, Geelong Cats fan Rafa are at loggerheads forward of tomorrow’s recreation.(ABC Information: Stephanie Ferrier)

The household purchased tickets to the grand ultimate six weeks in the past.

“To have each our groups within the recreation is fairly particular,” Mr Chapman mentioned.

The shiny, silver 2022 AFL premiership cup.
The 2022 AFL premiership cup bears the colors of each groups forward of the grand ultimate.(ABC Information: Danielle Bonica)

He mentioned it was nice to have the grand ultimate parade and the sport again in Melbourne.

“We’re wanting ahead to the day and looking out ahead to tomorrow’s recreation,” Mr Chapman mentioned.

Swans fan Julian Farrell is a bit of bit superstitious.

“Each time I gown in some type of costume, we find yourself shedding the grand ultimate,” he mentioned.

“I’ve worn Santa Claus fits twice, and we have misplaced.”

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