For footy fans across the country, this sound is so much more than just a siren.

It’s the quenching moment of a long wait over. The first siren symbolises a fresh slate, renewed hope - where everyone’s team starts off as a solid premiership chance.

But for this year in particular, the season’s first siren will represent so much more. It will ring out for footy’s unbreakable spirit, mark a reunion with the stadiums our fans call home.