Footyville coming to Leederville

Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 at 3:25:00 PM

Footyville is coming to Leederville.

The City of Vincent will host the 2022 WAFL Grand Final in partnership with the West Australian Football Commission at Leederville Oval on 1 October.

It’s the first time in the WAFL’s history that the big game will be held at Leederville Oval.

To celebrate, Leederville will come alive as it is transformed into Footyville for a festival of WAFL.

Oxford Street from Leederville Parade to Vincent Street, and parts of Vincent Street and Newcastle Street will be closed to traffic to create a carnival atmosphere but there will be local residential access to their homes.

Vincent is working with local town team Leederville Connect to run various activities in Footyville.

From 11.30am till late, there will be free live music, kids activities and roving entertainment on Oxford Street and Leederville Village Square throughout the day.

Local businesses will be joining in the festivities with a range of food and drinks options and shopping opportunities for fans and visitors.

Pinchos and The Leederville will be extending their alfresco dining areas onto the road in the village square.

Food trucks will also be in the town centre on the day.

Mayor Emma Cole said Vincent was excited to host the WAFL Grand Final.

“We’re excited to host the 2022 WAFL Grand Final in partnership with the WAFC at Leederville Oval on 1 October,” she said.

“We’re expecting 14,000 fans to fill Leederville Oval and even more community members and visitors from across Perth in the streets, cafes and bars of Leederville.

“This major event will be a huge boon for our local businesses, with incredible food and drinks options and shopping opportunities for the crowds flocking to Leederville.

“We’ve been working hard on getting the turf ready for the final and it’s looking like it will be in great condition for the big game.

“See you in the heart of Leedy next week!”

Footy finals kick off with the Reserves final at 8.50am, followed by the Colts at 11.40am and finishing up with the Seniors at 3pm.

Games will be broadcasted live and free on the big screens in the Leederville Village Square from 11.30am.

There will be pedestrian friendly access between the train station and the oval.

Traffic and parking

  • Road closures will be in place from 6am – midnight to ensure pedestrian safety – Oxford St from Leederville Parade to Vincent Street, and parts of Vincent and Newcastle Streets
  • There will be limited parking available. Visitors are encouraged to walk, cycle or take public transport
  • Footyville visitor Uber drop off and pick up on Newcastle Street
  • Free public transport for WAFL GF ticket holders

Event program

Free family friendly activities and roving entertainment in Leederville before, during and after the games. The games will be shown on big screens in the Town Centre live and free from 11.30am.

The event line-up includes:

  • End of Fashion
  • Flewnt
  • Tani Walker
  • Richard Walley
  • Junkadelic Brass Band
  • Killer Hipsters
  • Chameleon Brass Band
  • Swingin' at The Savoy
  • DJ Loco Ren
  • Generosity Circus
  • Cirquest 

Plus Dumpster Disco, WAFC "Have a go", Cirquest, Boxville, augmented reality experiences and WA Visions VR Showcase.

For information about the event, visit 

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