FOLLOWING the Victorian Government’s announcement regarding the easing of Covid restrictions, Melbourne Football Club has set the wheels in motion to host a Premiership celebration event for members and supporters at the MCG.

After winning its first premiership in 57 years last month, Melbourne will look to hold the event at the MCG on Sunday, December 5. The event will be the first-time supporters will have the opportunity to come together and celebrate the victory, together with players and coaches.

All of Melbourne’s premiership winning side will be in attendance, along with Senior Coach Simon Goodwin and the 2021 Premiership Cup.

Chief Executive Officer Gary Pert said:

“This event is incredibly important to us, as it is the first chance our players, coaches and the wider club will have to thank our supporters for their amazing support and loyalty.

“The entire finals series we were conscious of just how tough it was back in Victoria and that the one thing we could do for our supporters was to bring the cup home to Melbourne.

“Our supporters have been unbelievably loyal and patient for a long period of time, particularly over the last two years while we have battled the impacts of the global pandemic.

“We have said all along that as soon as restrictions allow, we would make it a priority to bring the club together to celebrate the 2021 Premiership and to thank our supporters for the incredible role they played in making this premiership possible.

“We would like to hold the event on the first Sunday in December and a key priority for us right now is creating an event where we have the opportunity to celebrate this historic occasion appropriately and in a safe environment.

“This will be the first time that we are able to present the premiership cup to our supporter base and I can’t wait for everyone to have the opportunity to celebrate together.

“The MCC have been fantastic and are working directly with the Health Department on how many members and supporters we will be able to have attend.

“We will keep our members and supporters informed of all the details and how to secure their tickets once we have confirmation from the MCC and the State Government.”

The club hopes to have further details on number of supporters that will be able to attend in the coming weeks.