Ararat Redbacks have travelled 900 kilometres over the last fortnight.
FORMER Carlton defender and Ararat local Tom Williamson is in talks with Ararat Rats for a return home in 2023.
IT was seven o’clock on a Friday and the regular crowd shuffled in.
Behind the bar stood Jodie, serving people beer, wine, tonic and gin.
“It’s great to be working here again,” she said, pouring a beer out of the Carlton Draught tap, as locals made the most of time before food was served to catch up.
It was the kind of event, with the kind of crowd, committees dream of hosting.
And Buangor smashed it over the Western Highway last Friday night with its inaugural community dinner.
The Eagles only lost two fourth quarters this season – scoring 595 points (88.67) and conceding 166 (24.22) in final terms throughout the whole season.
ARARAT Rats coach Matt Walder believes his side’s lack of Grand Final experience will serve as a greater motivator than hindrance ahead of Saturday’s decider.