Template:Mergeto The 2006 AFL Grand Final was contested between the Sydney Swans and West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 30, 2006.

Pre-match buildup

Grand Final Parade


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The Grand Final Parade took place on Friday, September 29 and commenced on St Kilda Road, Melbourne, and ending at Spring Street, Melbourne.


Prior to the match, at 10.00 am the TAC Cup Grand Final was played.

The Red Berets parachuted into the MCG delivering the match balls, followed by a team warm up and the beginning of pre-match entertainment. The entertainment included a performance of the song "Flashdance (What A Feeling)", performed by Irene Cara, [1] as well as appearances from Brian Mannix, John Paul Young, Daryl Braithwaite and Shane Howard. The medley of songs they performed included "Solid Rock", Yesterday's Hero", "The Horses", "Everybody Wants to Work" and "I Hear Motion".

Grand Final Sprint

The Sprint, which had heats ran before the pre-match entertainment and the final ran during the half-time break, was won by Carlton's Brendan Fevola.


These are the selected teams as they were announced prior to the game. Template:Aussie rules team Template:Aussie rules team




See also

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