Melbourne Cricket Ground at night

It’s been a cracker of an AFL season, with Queensland’s Brisbane Lions rounding out the top four alongside typical Victorian institutions Geelong, Collingwood and Richmond.

The fight for the final four places in finals came right down to Round 23, with many a thrilled fan pleasantly relieved they could enjoy their side in September action.

Conversely, for the code usually led from the North, the NRL is still being dominated by ‘top-of-the-table’ Melbourne Storm. And this year’s State of Origin result might also explain why there are considerably more NSW teams rounding out the final eight.

There’s no doubt about it… there’s going to be plenty of footy banter around the office. Let’s be honest – it will be fierce fun.

If taking clients on corporate outings is not within this year’s entertainment budget, here are some good ways to utilise the footy to raise a little office morale.

  • Hold a commiseration lunch for anyone whose team didn’t make the eight! Order in pizzas for the bottom eight and let them at least enjoy some celebration of the season that was!
  • Hold a finals tipping competition with the winners proceeds going to their favourite charity – you know what our choice would be!
  • Purchase a couple of tickets to a finals game and award them to your employee/s of the month; those that have also earned their place at the finals!
  • Remind your team that we all, inevitably, face losses (bad days at the office) and resilience is the key to the next big win!