Come Saturday afternoon, tens of thousands of supporters will pack the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to witness the spectacle that Grand Final Day has become…in addition, many hundreds of thousands of football fans will be glued to their television sets all across the country – beer in one hand and meat pie in the other – cheering on either the Sydney Swans or the Hawthorn Hawks.
It’s a fabulous display of dedication at its best!
While the AFL is “big business” in Australia – the same dedication is shown at sporting clubs, from metropolitan clubs in the city, to the smallest of regional and rural clubs in the country – each and every club being run as a business in their own right.
I think there are many business owners who could take some lessons in business by watching how these clubs go about revenue raising and budgeting…and many employees could learn a thing or two from the legion of volunteers who help these clubs to prosper…
No need for me to get anymore serious on this topic…if you’re a football fan then I hope you enjoy your day – and if football isn’t your cup of tea, I strongly recommend you hit the shops or the movies…it’s generally pretty quiet!
PS While I do barrack for the mighty Collingwood Magpies, I’ll be cheering on the Hawthorn Hawks tomorrow…my little brother wouldn’t have it any other way!