That’s right: grab your scarves and warm up a meat pie, because we’re bringing competitive play between footballers back to your screen in self-isolation. And with this game, you’ve got the home ground advantage.
It’s a stay-at-home substitute for the winter season, mirroring the fixtures that would have taken place between rounds 8-11 of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.
Last weekend, the first round of the Telstra Australian Dice Football League saw a 2019 Semi-Final rematch roll-off between GWS’ Stephen Coniglio against Collingwood’s Brodie Grundy.
The game follows the familiar format of a footy match:
- Two opponents roll two dice each quarter;
- The first roll determines the goals (6 points per goal), and the second roll the behinds (one point per behind).
For example, when Patrick Dangerfield rolls a four and a two, that would be four goals and two behinds, a total of twenty-six points for Geelong Cats for the quarter.
With footy on hold we wanted to find a fun and entertaining way to engage football fans in order to give them something to watch.
We hope that it not only introduces a new pastime to families’ routines at home, but it also gives football fans the chance to see their favourite players in a more relaxed and personal environment whilst showing how proud Telstra is to be involved with the AFL and sport in Australia.
Some huge match ups are coming, Friday night’s clash between Richmond’s Trent Cotchin and Geelong’s Tom Hawkins starts off the round ahead of Sunday’s game with Melbourne’s Max Gawn and Adelaide’s Taylor Walker.
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