It was the first Saturday in October and the Doggies were in their first grand final since 1961 facing off against the powerhouse of the Sydney Swans. Could the Western Bulldogs pull off their first premiership since 1954? It was all set for a fantastic contest and a fantastic day.
Cumberland View Aged Care Living – Whalley Drive got into the spirit, with the residents, staff and the home decked out in team colours with a lean towards the bulldogs.
Along with the big screen showing the game, the menu was strictly football; pies, hotdogs and hot chips. There were activities throughout the day including a tipping competition and plenty of prizes were won.
There was much excitement to see the bulldogs win the fairytale premiership after a memorable game and everyone joined in with many choruses of the famous Sons of the West.
Photo: Kerrie Carter and Jenny Rogers