To celebrate the launch of a brand new AFL format, AFLX, Broadsheet are offering you and three friends the chance to win a fast-paced, roving-style meal across three of the city’s most innovative new restaurants, before being chauffeured to the game.
Held on Saturday February 17, the day starts at 1.30pm sharp at Surry Hills newcomer Gogyo on Albion Street for its take on ramen paired with a traditional beer. At 2.15pm, you’ll head east onto Oxford Street to Hotel Centennial for executive chef Ben Greeno’s take on lamb cutlets with crushed potatoes, salmoriglio and rocket, before moving just down the road at 3pm to the Nordic-Japanese fusion of Sven San, where your party will enjoy its famous Swedish meatballs and mash, paired with a Scandinavian blueberry margarita.
Dinner done, you and your friends will then travel a torpedo-punt away to Allianz Stadium in Moore Park to witness the first AFLX bounce at 4.10pm. Featuring two “pools” of three teams playing off against each other in a streamlined, round-robin style tournament, “pool A” will see Brisbane, GWS Giants and Richmond battle it out to face the winner of “pool B”, featuring Gold Coast, Sydney and Western Bulldogs, culminating in an historic Grand Final.
Each side will be made up of 10 players, with seven on the field and three available on the bench. Games run for two 10-minute halves with a two-minute break at half-time, and several rule changes have been designed for maximum impact, including 10-point super goals, last-touch out of bounds and non-stop action.
The game’s entertainment isn’t just confined to the playing field. In conjunction with the matches there will be fireworks, music, DJs, in-game commentary, roving performers and more, making AFLX one of the most exciting new additions to the city’s events calendar.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with AFLX.