In an Australian sporting first, football fans will help shape the 2015 A-League decider by voting on everything from best on pitch to the Grand Final nosh.
Fans will control one of the votes on the nine-person panel of experts for the prestigious Joe Marston Medallist, which celebrates the player of the match.
While votes will also be cast on three specialty souvlakis created by MasterChef Australia Co-judge and football tragic George Calombaris, with the top polling recipe going on sale at the Grand Final.
Local music sensation, Peking Duk, will headline the Grand Final pre-match entertainment and fans will be tasked with voting for their favourite tracks by the ARIA award-winning duo which will be performed at the marquee event.
In the lead up to the Hyundai A-League Grand Final supporters also have the power to vote on who will perform the national anthem...
Not by him... but one of these guys.
And select the competing clubs’ walk out tracks.
It's all part of Hyundai’s Letting the Fans Choose campaign.
“The FFA is all about putting our fans first, so it is exciting to see Hyundai, our naming rights partner, giving the fans this unique opportunity to help shape the Grand Final experience,” said FFA chief David Gallop.
“The FFA is extremely proud of what the Hyundai A-League has achieved in its first ten years, and with Hyundai introducing this campaign, a first in Australian sport, it is just another example of how we continue to grow our game and reward our fans.”
Charlie Kim, Hyundai Motor Company Australia CEO, echoed Gallop’s statements: “Hyundai has been the proud sponsor of the Hyundai A-League since its inception and we have shared football fans’ enthusiasm for the game every step of the way.
“We know just how passionate the fans are about the business end of the year, and we are thrilled to be able to give them the opportunity to have a greater say in how the marquee game of the year is run.”
Voting for the campaign opens on Monday 27th April and closes at mignight Sunday 10th May, 2015. To cast their votes, fans should head to www.a-league.com.au/hyundaigfvote.comments