'Never Seen Anything Like It': Snow Falls At AFL Match

In what could be the first time in AFL history, snow has fallen during the round 21 match between the Giants and the Hawks at Manuka Oval.

Light snow began falling on the freezing Canberra oval early in the first quarter of the match between the GWS Giants and Hawthorn Hawks but quickly started building up as players and fans shivered.

Temperatures in the nation's capital were sitting at just 2.1 degrees on Friday night, but the wind chill made it feel like -4 degrees, according to local forecasts.

A referee follows plays as snow is seen falling. PHOTO: AAP

Images from the stadium showed fans rugging up and covering their heads from the snowfall with some even donning snow goggles.

Fans take cover from snow during the Round 21 AFL match. PHOTO: AAP

Meanwhile, Hawthorn coach Alistair Clarkson made a symbolic statement as to his team's resilience by staying in his shorts.

Commentators and fans alike said they had "never seen anything like it" and #AFLGiantsHawks quickly became the top trending hashtag in Australia.

Meanwhile, both teams continued playing through the snowfall, with Hawthorn leading early.

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