On Saturday our beloved Cats will line up against the Richmond Tigers in an AFL grand final like no other.
COVID-19 means 'the grannie' will not be played at the MCG. But for my electorate of Corangamite it will be a source of great pride and inspiration in a time of semi-lockdown and great
self-sacrifice for many, many local businesses and families.
In anticipation of this duel, Geelong and much of Corangamite will be painted blue and white.
I would like to take a moment to acknowledge my constituent Paddy Dangerfield, who will be playing in his first ever grand final. This achievement is beyond well deserved. And Gary Ablett Jr, who also lives in my electorate, will conclude one of the most impressive AFL careers ever on Saturday with his 357th and final game.
The Cats finished fourth in the home and away, notching up 12 wins through a short season and maintaining the league's best percentage. And all this is made even more impressive by the Cats long standing at the top of the AFL ladder.
I would like to thank the Cats for the work they do in our community—in particular, their work with Barwon Health—reminding us all to check in with loved ones and offer a helping hand through difficult times.
The Cats will get over the line on Saturday. Even if they don't, I'm grateful to the club for the work they do in my community.
The Cats are a testament to our community and our community is a testament to the Cats. Go Cats!
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to brag about the @GeelongCats in Parliament today.— Libby Coker MP (@LibbyCokerMP) October 20, 2020
Good luck in the Grand Final on Saturday Cattas! We are all behind you. 🤍💙#GeelongStrong pic.twitter.com/Z37Dz2j86j