Perth great-grandmother Sylvia Prince rarely leaves her home - the “football mad” octogenarian is usually glued to her TV screen watching footy.
But on Friday, the 85-year-old West Coast tragic was one of thousands of football fanatics who joined the AFL grand final parade through Melbourne’s city streets.
“I hope it’s a good game, that’s all I hope. Both sides will be nervous and they’ll be trying and excited. That’s all you can ask,” Mrs Prince, who's nabbed tickets to Saturday’s decider between West Coast and Collingwood, told AAP.
“The ones that come out to play on the day will win.”
Mrs Prince says she’s been a footy fan since she was five years old.
“I never leave the house, I’m football mad. I go into withdrawal when we’ve finished for the season.”
However, once a year, she and daughter Cheryl Dragowski visit Melbourne to see a week of live matches.
The pair never dreamt their team would be a contender for the 2018 premiership.
Melbourne mum and Collingwood supporter Elizabeth Bargas said she got her children John and Hope into football from their infancy.
The trio don't have tickets to the grand final but will barrack for their team from home.
Australian Associated Press