The last Saturday afternoon of September is the day the AFL (Australian Football League) holds its grand final. This year was no exception with 110,000 people filling the stadiums in Melbourne. Others flocked to pubs, clubs and various locations to view the game via television. Millions of others around Australia watched from home.
The opening ceremony and lead up entertainment was, as usual, very spectacular. There was much anticipation for the match to follow – and then 2 ½ hours later a nail biting close game ended in an amazing anti-climax – there was no winner – it was a draw!
It was announced that the match would be replayed next Saturday! The players were visibly distraught, spectators were in shock and coaches looked angry.
Every great sporting event always has wonderful life lessons for us and this game for me was one of those times. Check out my video here and let me know what you think. Also please share any sporting stories you may have.
So what do you think about the rule of the players having to play again? If you were one of the coaches what would you do to get the team back into the right mental attitude?