The G

Before moving to Melbourne in late 2009, I had been to the Melbourne Cricket Ground twice; for a sneaky visit in January 1980 as a member of the U/21 W.A. Women’s Cricket team and in December 2004 for the Australia v India cricket test.

Now that I live and work in Melbourne I pass the G almost every day on the way to the CBD.  And I make the most of the opportunity to visit when I can.

I’ve hung out in the basement and the top row of Level 4 as a volunteer at Stadium Stomp in 2013 & 2014, attended coaching seminars, cheered on my team in an AFL Grand Final from the back row and sat on the turf in the middle of the ground for the Dreamtime at the G game at the end of The Long Walk this year.

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The Melbourne Cricket Ground is beautiful when it is empty. Around 6am Sunday 16 June 2013.

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snapped while getting the volunteers orientation tour in June 2013.

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My volunteer position for much of Stadium Stomp 2013.

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sports tragic panorama snaps on smart phone

 

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Crazy Stompers 2013

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Not at the G. My favourite TV Aussie Rules show. It’s Marngrook!

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watching Melbourne take on Fremantle in 2013. There was 13 768 in the crowd but this fella was my favourite.

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Okay, the pic above is Geelong’s home ground … it was 2 degrees and Freo got flogged. 29 June 2013.

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The Melbourne Cricket Ground is beautiful when it is empty. Around 6am Sunday 16 June 2013.

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AFL Grand Final. Saturday 28 September 2013.

AFL Grand Final. Saturday 28 September 2013.

AFL Grand Final. Saturday 28 September 2013.

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AFL Grand Final. Saturday 28 September 2013.

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AFL Grand Final. Saturday 28 September 2013.

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AFL Grand Final. Saturday 28 September 2013.

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AFL Grand Final. Saturday 28 September 2013.

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The Purple Haze from Fed Square to The G. AFL Grand Final. Saturday 28 September 2013

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Our view on the big day. AFL Grand Final. Saturday 28 September 2013.

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On The Long Walk to the G

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Just some of the steps to The G – snapped at 5.15am (left) and 4.15pm on the same day. 6 July 2014. Stadium Stomp.




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We had a great view of the Hawthorn v Sydney game on Saturday as we enjoyed Women of the MCC function in the Committee Room.  Dr Pippa Grange talked about Women in Football and then the fab staff gave us a blanket to keep the knees warm while watching the footy!

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About Danae Gibson

My first love is radio and I am the Talks Producer at RTRFM 92.1. From 2014 - 2017 I coordinated the Broadcast Journalism Diploma course at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. From 2012-2015 I loved my role as Diversity Programming Coordinator at SYN Media. I moved to Melbourne to take on the GM role at LGBTI community radio station JOY 94.9 in 2009 and for many years before that I enjoyed program making, training and more at Perth's Sound Alternative RTRFM 92.1.
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