Busload of Stawell and Ararat footy fans plan Melbourne trip to see rival AFL clash

RIVALS: Robyn Anyon and Ian Bigmore will put their friendship on hold when their rival teams clash at the MCG on Thursday, March 30. Picture: Anthony Piovesan
RIVALS: Robyn Anyon and Ian Bigmore will put their friendship on hold when their rival teams clash at the MCG on Thursday, March 30. Picture: Anthony Piovesan

Former Richmond Football Club player Scott Turner is organising a busload of Stawell and Ararat football fanatics to travel to the Richmond and Collingwood match on Thursday, March 30.

Stawell resident Ian Bigmore was organising the bus with Mr Turner and said any football fan was welcome.

“I have been talking to a few people and it has attracted a lot of support,” he said.

“The local football season will not have have started by then, so it is a chance to get stuck into the AFL until then.

“It is an also an opportunity for any footy fan to come along, it will be at the MCG, the best place to watch footy and any sport.”

Mr Bigmore also said he was hoping to fill the bus and aiming for about 50 people.

“The Stawell bus will leave at 2.30pm from Albion carpark and will leave from McDonalds carpark in Ararat at 3pm,” he said. 

“It will be $20 a head for a return trip with the bus.

“We cannot wait. It should be a great trip down to Melbourne, with everyone sharing their passion and love for AFL.”