Being a twilight game, it was also the first time footy has been played under lights at Manuka oval. The lights looked great - although a bit imposing on a ground that kind of looks closer to a local/school oval than a stadium. =)
The game was good - the young GWS team was more competitive than I expected, and both sides played well at times. It was also a great crowd - the ground was pretty full, and one of the great things about the games here is that probably the majority of the crowd barrack for a team other than those that are playing, so the atmosphere is generally pretty laid back, with everyone just there to enjoy the game.
You couldn't have picked a nicer day weather-wise either - sunny and warmish during the day, and not too cold once it got dark. We're very lucky to live in such a beautiful city, and it can be really quite spectacular in autumn.
We're looking forward to the next game, and luckily we don't have to wait long!
The GWS boys will be back to play the Gold Coast on 27 April - you can get tickets here if you are interested in checking it out =)