Sydney Harbour Bridge to light up orange ahead of AFL Grand Final

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-26 16:13:45|Editor: Li Xia
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SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Xinhua) -- One of Australia's most iconic landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be lit up in orange over the next two three days to show support for the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants ahead of their first Aussie Rules Football Grand Final.

Entering the Australian Football League Premiership in 2009, Greater Western Sydney is a region that's best known for its rugby league and soccer stars. But after a superb 2019 season, the newly founded team in orange appear to have won over the local community.

"It's fantastic to see the Harbour City get behind the Giants by wearing its heart - and the GWS colors - on its sleeve, and we hope this extra boost will get the team over the line on Saturday," New South Wales State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said on Thursday.

As well as the famous bridge, various other landmarks including the WestConnex motorway tunnels, Parramatta Town Hall and Sydney Olympic Park, will also be adorned in the Giant's signature orange glow.

Set to take on Melbourne powerhouses the Richmond Tigers, Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said, "It's incredible that the mighty Greater Western Sydney Giants have secured their debut grand final berth in just eight years in the league."

"But the foundation and history of this club runs deep throughout the community of Western Sydney, from junior players and officials, to volunteers and die-hard supporters."