Furphy Beer has lined-up a memorable shoey for Sydney Swans star Franklin, who is hoping to kick his 1000th AFL goal in tonight’s match against Geelong.
Furphy Beer commissioned a glass artist to produce ten unique glass copies of Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin’s size 13 left boot.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the boots, fans need to follow @furphybeer on Instagram or Facebook, and upload a video or image of them celebrating Franklin’s thousandth goal with the hashtag #unBuddybelievable. Each of the boots is valued at $1,000.
Franklin will join a select group of group of plays to crack a thousand goals, becoming only the sixth player to achieve the feat, joining the likes of Doug Wade, Gary Ablett Senior and Tony Lockett. He currently sits on 996 goals kicked. Franklin is also one of only two left-footers in the top 30 goalkickers in AFL history, alongside Matthew Lloyd.
Furphy is the official beer partner to the Sydney Swans, and this giveaway coincides with the release of Furphy’s second expression, Furphy Crisp Lager.
Malcolm Eadie, Portfolio Director Craft and Premium at Lion (Furphy’s parent company) said: “Furphy as a brand has an incredible story, and we celebrate the art of great Australian storytelling.”
“The Sydney Swans partnership is one we’re super proud of, and we thought what better story to share with the fans than Lance Franklin’s 1000th with a Furphy Crisp and a glass boot.”
Furphy Crisp Lager is available across NSW and SA from this week, and will enter NT from the end of March and WA from the end of April. A 24-pack carton retails for $53.
The Sydney Swans play the Geelong Cats at 7:50PM tonight at the SCG.