Grand Final weekend is an Aussie institution. A weekend when footy fans remain fixated to tv screens across the sunburnt country and beyond, each bearing witness to an on field battle between muscle bound men in skimpy shorts, engaged in some kind of brouhaha over an odd shaped ball! What’s not to love about that ladies!
Seriously though, whether you find yourself on Aussie shores or elsewhere on the last weekend in September, chances are you’ll be searching for somewhere to watch the big games. Yep! Batten down ball fans because there’s not just one, but two grand finals scheduled for Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, 30th. Even if you’re not that fussed on footy, odds are someone in your tribe is a fan so you might as well succumb to finals fun!
Landing yourself on the Island of the Gods over September’s finals weekend doesn’t mean you’ll miss any of the action either. Your home cable channel may not be televising the AFL and NRL grand finals but Finns is! Finals fever will take hold of Finns Recreation Club again this year and their lineup for this particular weekend is certainly not to be missed.
Doors open early on Saturday morning with coverage of AFL Grand Final fanfare from 8am then kickoff at 12 noon. With free entry for all, it’s fair to suggest there won’t be a bare bar stool for Grand Final day and advance bookings are advised to ensure your group doesn’t miss out on a table. Wherever you are seated at Finns for finals weekend, you’ll have no problem seeing the game with over forty screens spread throughout the Sports Bar, Bistro C, Strike Bar and Bali’s biggest outdoor LED screen right there on the sports field!
With all that yelling and yahooing for their favourite teams, footy fans tend to get hungry and foster a hefty thirst and in order to expedite service and keep customers satisfied, Finns is setting up a dedicated food and beer hall on the field. Keep your dry throat drenched with frosty beers from the outdoor bars and the Heineken beer promo – Buy 2, get 1 free! Their ‘Kick the Ball’ comp, live entertainment and of course, Splash Water Park should keep all ages entertained, or parents can ensure pint sized supporters stay safe and sound enjoying a few hours of fun at Cubby House Kids Club.
After AFL’s end game is over for another year, it’ll be time to call last drinks and duck home for a night’s rest before you join footy fans once again at Finns the very next day for the NRL Grand Final. Thankfully the latter schedules a later start so you can enjoy a lazy Sunday morning before sports action amps up again from 2pm.
Whether your team features as this year’s premiers or fizzes out in the prelims, the atmosphere is nevertheless electric at Finns over AFL and NRL Grand Final weekend. Fans form alliances despite earlier footy team preferences and a generous dose of lighthearted goading is taken in good stride by all. Join Bali’s own Geckos Football Team for footy finals fun this year at Finns Recreation Club. Book ahead with firstname.lastname@example.org to allay any disappointment. They might not be able to do much about your team’s performance, but they can certainly help to secure your seat in the heart of the action!