Albany couple Dayna and Phil Davey are ready to soak up the electric atmosphere of AFL grand final week and will be among the 100,000 people watching from the stands as Collingwood and Brisbane vie for premiership glory on Saturday. Witnessing an AFL grand final at the MCG has been on the Daveys’ bucket list for some time and they will have a close connection with this year’s decider, knowing Magpies ruckman Darcy Cameron and his family personally. Phil is a diehard Hawthorn supporter and Dayna is a faithful Fremantle Docker but the pair are over the moon to be watching an Albany footballer play in the biggest game of the year. Both admitted they would be Magpies supporters for the day, hoping to see the Albany ruckman with a premiership medal around his neck come Saturday afternoon. Phil played football with Darcy when he was a young star on the rise at North Albany and said he has enjoyed following his journey to the big stage. “I’ve been watching the finals closely and cheering for the local boys,” Phil said. “Carlton for Mitch McGovern and Darcy for Collingwood. “I played footy with both of them and know the Cameron family through footy. “It’s awesome for him and we’ll be cheering hard on Saturday.” Dayna said she has been wanting to go to an AFL grand final for some time. “It’s been on the bucket list for years and I think Phil just finally gave in this year,” she said. “We booked a package at the start of August and will go to the parade, a breakfast on the Saturday morning and then the game. “The atmosphere will be amazing and just to be in Melbourne itself and experience everything that comes with grand final week.” The couple will join hundreds flying to Melbourne on Thursday, as loyal fans head to the home of football to watch the 2023 premiership decider.