Footy starved fans are able to whet their appetite with the 2016 NAB Challenge commencing on Thursday 18th February. It has had many names and guises over the years but basically the fixture is combination of matches played all around the country pitting opposing teams against each other in a simulation of the AFL Home and Away Football Fixture. The 2016 Premiership Season commencesÂ on Thursday 24th March. Thursday is a popular time slot being usedÂ by the AFL to draw maximum crowds to mid week games.
The NAB Challenge takes all 18 teams on the road, and is a good pre-runner to the ensuing footy season. Fans get to barrack forÂ Â their teams, watch some fast paced action and don their beloved football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. Already the hibernating,Â much loved jumper, has been stirring from its habitual summerÂ resting place to been seen out and about on the streets, at the gym, in the pub and around the markets and shopping centres. It wants to return to where it feels most comfortable, ie the footy stadium,oval,arena and it is only a matter of time before it takes its rightful place on the backs of loyal fans.