In an AFL first, the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland and will also be the first-ever night Grand Final.
As a result, this will be the first time in AFL history that a yellow Sherrin Game Ball will be used in the Grand Final.
The Sherrin football is one of the most recognisable icons of Australian sport.
Integrating traditional 140-year-old hand-made processes, with modern machinery and technologies, the team at Sherrin begin the 23-step-process in producing the specialised 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final Game Ball just days prior to the big day.
Over the years, the crafting of these iconic balls has become a unique part of Footy Finals. With 2020 being a year full of challenges and changes, the impact on the AFL season has been no exception.
The ground-breaking all-yellow football was produced for the first time by Sherrin in 1971.
Developed to ensure visibility during night matches, the symbolic yellow Sherrin football has been hand-stitched from premium quality Australian leather, using exactly the same processes and materials as the traditional red ball.
Once completed, the game balls are traditionally hand delivered to AFL HQ in time for the first bounce, however in 2020, they will be couriered from Scoresby, all the way to the Gabba.
This year, more so than ever, the AFL Finals Series is an important time for the Australian community, as footy has been an integral part in the lives of many Australian’s who have been doing it tough this year.
The Grand Final Range will be available to the public via pre-sale from Sunday 18th October, online here.