MELBOURNE Football Club invites all members and fans down to enjoy a special open training session ahead of the club's Toyota AFL Qualifying Final against the Sydney Swans on Friday night.

The open training session, presented by Beyond Bank, will take place at Gosch's Paddock on Thursday 1st September from 9am-11am.

The event will include the opportunity to watch the AFL players train, along with entertainment, food trucks, a sausage sizzle, partner activations, giveaways and more. You can also snap your picture with the Zurich Demon Bandwagon bus, which will be returning to Melbourne after its successful stint entertaining the streets of Perth during last year's finals campaign. If you see the bus located outside AAMI Park, remember to share your images to the social media using the hashtag #RoadToTheG or #DemonSpirit for your chance to win a team-signed AFL guernsey.

Plus, bring along your footy to participate in Maccas Kick 2 Kick on Gosch’s paddock! Maccas Kick 2 Kick will commence at 11:20am following both AFL & VFL training sessions and conclude at 11:40am.*

With rain expected over night, please prepare for muddy conditions with appropriate footwear.

After missing out on the opportunity to watch their team in action last year, this open training session will mark an exciting opportunity for Melbourne fans and members to reunite and support the Dees ahead of their 2022 Toyota AFL Finals campaign.

Open Training Details:

Where: Gosch's Paddock
When: Thursday 1st September
Time: 9am-11am

Player training session
Entertainment including addresses from key Melbourne personnel
McDonalds Kick to Kick following the conclusion of training
Food trucks and sausage sizzle
Coffee cart
Exciting partner activations
Giveaways including posters to show your Demon Spirit
Opportunity to take pictures with the Zurich Demon Bandwagon Bus

How to get there:

By train: Take the train to Richmond Station, then walk down Punt Road, crossing Swan Street. Gosch's Paddock will be on your right.

By car: Parking is located within the Melbourne Olympic Park precinct. Find directions and pre-book your parking here.


*Please note, Melbourne Football Club has the right to cancel the Macca’s Kick 2 Kick activity post training due to poor weather or other events.