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AFL Sunday Funday @ The Gabba

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Kick start Sundays: Free tickets for kids under 15
Sunday is notably a day when families get to spend quality time together doing things as a unit and making memories for years to come. To kick-start another year of Football, AFL Sunday Fundays have returned to The Gabba where children under 15 are admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult or guardian.

The history of Australian Football started in Australia in 1857, when Tom Wills returned to Australia from schooling in England. He played Rugby at school and cricket in the Summer but wanted a winter game as a way of keeping fit during the cricket off-season. The new game was conceived by Wills, his cousin H.C.A. Harrison, W.J. Hammersley and J.B. Thompson. The Melbourne Football Club was formed in August of 1858. Also, in that year, the first recorded match was played between Scotch College and the Melbourne Grammar School. The game has grown from strength to strength with the addition of other states joining the competitions.

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Photo courtesy AFL Kids Free Sunday Website


Sunday Funday not only enables your children free entry but also brings enthusiasm to young fans cheering from the sidelines, watching their heroes play and one day hoping that they too can be playing on the big screen.

There is plenty of pre and post-game activities on these days, including the Woolworths Playground and Macca's Kick 2 Kick after the final siren.

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The Gabba will host four Sunday Funday games, including the QClash between the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast Suns in Round 5. To find out more information about your favourite team playing at the Gabba, visit the website for the latest news.

It is best to use public transport when going to the game as it is a very busy area and not much public car parking. Translink can give you the best options for getting there and home again safely. To purchase tickets, including the $0 junior admission, please click here.

Don't miss out on a whole lot of family fun.
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Why? Sunday Fun For The Family
When: Sundays
Phone: AFL
Where: The Gabba
Cost: Free to Kids under 15 accompanied by an adult
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