There must be broad smiles amongst all the ranks from north to south in the AFLW, as the Adelaide Crows and the Brisbane Lions will take part in the first-ever Grand Final in the competition.
The lady Lions will play host to the lady Crows, who out-cawed the lady Magpies to qualify for the championship game. The win was imperative for the Crows, who otherwise would have lost out on percentage to the lady Demons.
Optimistic Brisbane supporters can only hope that the men’s side gains some inspiration from their distaff counterparts.
The venue for the game has yet to be decided, but if the Lionesses and the AFL get their way, the game will bounce at the Gabba, on a Saturday afternoon, in most probability.
Brisbane’s women’s home games during the regular season were held at the South Pine Sports Complex, but that ground accommodates only 3,000 spectators.
Putting holding the game at Gabba in doubt is turf damage suffered earlier this month due to rowdy Adele fans who in most probability were upset over the notorious diva’s lack of punctuality.
Queensland Cricket has supposedly expressed concerns also, as the centre wicket area was damaged during the concert and they are desirous of not having pitch-doctoring allegations similar to those leveled against India over the Ranchi pitch lobbed in their direction.