Sporting Events in Melbourne between Feb 2017 and May 2017
The upcoming months see a tantalising set of sporting fixtures being held in Melbourne.
Whether you simply love cricket or you’re a Formula 1 fanatic, it is an exciting time to visit Melbourne for sports fans. Whilst the Australian Open Tennis has just concluded, you can guarantee that it will be followed by a range of fun-filled events for fans of all types of sports.
Getting into and around busy Melbourne can be a bit of a pain, so you might want to take a look at coach charter in Melbourne to make sure you your transport plans go smoothly.
Read our blog to find out which exciting sporting events are taking place in Melbourne between Feb 2017 & May 2017.
World Cup Gymnastics – 22 to 25 Feb
The Hisense Arena plays host to some of the world’s finest gymnasts, for the Individual Apparatus World Cup as part of the newly designed World Cup format.
World Cup Gymnastics will be held across a number of venues in Australia and comes to Melbourne at the end of February.
Featuring a number of Olympic medal winners, athletes will compete in 2 days of qualifiers, with the top 8 going onto the finals on 24 and 25 Feb.
T20 Australia vs Sri Lanka – 17 Feb
The Melbourne Cricket Ground is undoubtedly one of the best stadiums in the world and cricket fans will be very excited about the prospect of this encounter between hosts Australia and cricket giants Sri Lanka.
For those fans that prefer the faster pace of the T20 games, this is an ideal event to experience high quality cricket at an amazing sports venue. Out of all of the fixtures, the Australia vs Sri Lanka T20 fixtures are always a good one to watch.
Jayco Herald Sun Tour – 1 to 5 Feb
The beautiful city of Melbourne provides a great setting for the oldest stage race in Australia.
The world’s best cyclists head to the sunny climates of Victoria for a week of unbeatable cycling. The Herald Sun Tour starts along the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne and finishes at Kinglake, covering over 600 km in total.
Reigning race champion and current Tour de France champion Chris Froome will be one of the elite cyclists that spectators can look forward to seeing in this year’s race. The race attracts cyclists from all over the world who want to be challenged by one of the hardest races set over picturesque and mountainous routes.
Fans from all over will be heading to Melbourne and other areas of Victoria to catch a glimpse of this fantastic event.
NAB AFL Women’s Competition – 5 Feb to 18 Mar
February see the start of the Australian Football League Women’s fixtures, with round 1 kicking off on 3 February.
Melbourne’s first game takes place at Casey Fields on 5 February, when they take on the mighty Brisbane Lions. Away fixtures against Collingwood and Western Bulldogs follow, before they are back at Casey Fields to play Carlton on 25 February.
Further away games against GWS Giants and Adelaide will build up to an exciting finale with the round 7 match v Fremantle taking place on 18 March. If Melbourne can pick up enough points through the 7 rounds then they will go on to the Grand Final on 25 March.
The popularity of the AFL Women’s Competition has been soaring and this year’s fixtures will bring some great action to Melbourne’s Casey Fields.
Home to the Australian Tennis Open, it is clear that Melbourne is a great attraction for athletes and spectators alike to enjoy some of Australia’s greatest sporting fixtures.
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