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Mackenzie Davitt (pictured) and Clarissa Griffiths were thrilled to be a part of WA’s first AFL Grand Final. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

Footy fantasy come true

By Melissa Sheil

TWO local footy fanatics lived out their AFL dreams last weekend, having been granted the opportunity to present medals to the premiership winning team at the Grand Final.

Clarissa Griffiths from Ellenbrook and Mackenzie Davitt from Gidgegannup were chosen for the coveted NAB Auskick Grand Final experience, meeting members of the Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs, doing drills and welcoming the teams onto the field.

Clarissa, 7, said she was very excited to present the premiership medal to Demon’s captain Max Gawn.

“I was very happy that Melbourne won so I could give the medal to Max,” she said.

“I said he did a great job even though I’m usually an Eagles fan.

“I’m bringing my hat he gave to me to school.”

Mackenzie, 7, presented her medal to Demons player James Jordan.

Clarissa Griffiths presenting to Max Gawn. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

“My team is called the Gidgegannup Bulldogs so it was nice seeing the actual Bulldogs,” she said.

“It was really fun and I liked the confetti and the fireworks afterwards.”

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