ACT Labor have put their support behind the ACT Brumbies for the super-rugby title. Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Chief Minister is continuing her push to get locals on board and show their support for the Brumbies by putting a juicy prize on the table.
Katy Gallagher is offering up two 2014 Brumbies memberships for the business or workplace showing the best “Brumbies fever”.
A long-time Brumbies supporter, Ms Gallagher has been asking the public to get on board with their support for the local side, as they prepare to take on the Waikato Chiefs in the grand final on Saturday night.
“I grew up with them and I’ve followed them since they were in the AAMI cup,” Ms Gallagher said.
“We used to be able to go and watch them at Manuka oval on the sideline.
“I follow them, I love the game and it’s great to have my team in the grand final.”
The Brumbies donated a double membership to the Chief Minister, and she is keen to get everyone on board.
Ms Gallagher said the government was giving thought as to how else it could decorate the city in team colours ahead of the Super rugby showdown in Hamilton.
Ms Gallagher decorated her office in a show of support earlier this week, and has also organised for the Captain Cook memorial jet in Lake Burley Griffin to be blue on Saturday, and the National Carillon will be gold.
And while supporters had been pushing for a big-screen in Civic to watch the game, Ms Gallagher said poor weather meant this would be unlikely.
Instead, the government will publish a list of Canberra venues screening the game.
Ms Gallagher said the Brumbies had “proven this year what a great asset they are for Canberra.”
The Chief Minister said the government’s multi-million dollar investment in the team had been money well spent.
“For the first time since 2004, we’ve got them in the grand final, so yes, I’d say money well spent and a great opportunity for Canberra to get out and support a local sporting side,” she said.
Head to the Chief Minister’s Facebook page for more details on how to enter your workplace, and be in the running for the double Brumbies membership.