What’s on in sport this Summer?

Spectators In Team Colors Watching Sports Event
There's plenty to cheer about this summer. Photo: monkeybusinessimages, Bigstock

The Australian summer is filled with big sporting events that cater for everyone’s sporting desires. The competition will be hot across all sport events and many are great for the whole family and your friends as a social get together. With all of the sport outdoors, what better way to socialise with friends and soak up the Australian sun.

KFC BBL and Rebel WBBL

The men’s and women’s Big Bash tournaments have already kicked off with some exciting results to come so far. With so many more games to be played throughout the summer, it’s a must see sport event for the whole family.

Some of the most exciting cricket to be played in Australia each year the Big Bash tournament attracts some of cricket’s biggest names in Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson and Ellyse Perry.

The KFC Big Bash is on most nights until January 28 whilst the Rebel WBBL will also feature regularly throughout all nights of the week with the regular season concluding on January 12. The Finals for both matches will be played on February 4.

Ashes

There are still two matches of the 2017/18 Ashes cricket series to play and they’re sure to heat up as the English look to get their tails back up after some poor performances of late. Australia’s bowling line up is firing and Steve Smith is cementing himself as the best batmen to play the game since Bradman.

The Boxing Day test begins on December 26-30 at the MCG before the final test heads to the SCG to be played from January 4-8.

HSBC Rugby 7s

The Rugby 7s tournament returns to Sydney for the 3rd time after the success of the last two years. Both the men’s and women’s team will be competing in the 3 day tournament from January 26-28 at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium.

The best rugby sevens teams from around the world will descend on Sydney in search of the Sydney Seven’s title, with Australia looking to take it out on home soil for the first time in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

A fast paced and fun sport to watch for everyone, its a great opportunity to get down and support some of the worlds most talented athletes.

AFL X

The first edition of AFLX debuts in February 2018 in the AFL’s new hybrid sport. Aimed at showcasing the game’s most dynamic and thrilling aspects, it is played on a rectangle field with dimensions 60-70m x 100-120m.

There will be 3 round-robin tournaments played across 3 nights in Sydney (February 17), Melbourne (February 16) and Adelaide (February 15). The Sydney tournament will see the Sydney Swans, GWS Giants, Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast Suns, Richmond and Western Bulldogs face off at Allianz Stadium.

Adelaide will debut the format on February 15 at Hindmarsh stadium. The Adelaide Crows, Port Adelaide, Fremantle, West Coast Eagles, Collingwood and Geelong Cats are all set to compete in the opening night of the new game.

Etihad Stadium will be the host of the Melbourne tournament which will see Carlton, Essendon, North Melbourne, St Kilda, Hawthorn and Melbourne face off in what is sure to be an exciting contest.