AFLW clash between Carlton, GWS delayed by thunderstorm as broadcasters run for cover

Carlton and GWS players come together in a stormA huge thunderstorm in Sydney saw a huge delay to the AFLW clash between Carlton and Greater Western Sydney, with the lightning threat and heavy rain sending broadcasters scurrying for cover.

Carlton edged GWS 3.12 (30) to 1.3 (9), but not until the weather gods had forced a half-hour lightning delay after the first quarter was wrapped up.

As thunder rumbled nearby, ABC Grandstand’s broadcasters were forced to vacate their spot beneath a temporary marquee, while sideline reporter Amanda Shalala had to sacrifice the brolly in spite of the downpour.

“I’ve just had to put the umbrella away because if the players are going

via AFLW clash between Carlton, GWS delayed by thunderstorm as broadcasters run for cover – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)