Match will teach ju­niors about An­zacs

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph Sport - Ai­den Boy­ham

The Kwinana Ju­nior Knights Foot­ball Club will host an An­zac match for the first time this month.

On Sun­day, April 30, the Knights Year 11 side will face the Ro­ley­stone Tigers Ju­nior Foot­ball Club Year 11s at Ore­lia Oval for the Mor­ris Danks medal­lion.

Knights spon­sor­ship and fundrais­ing co-or­di­na­tor Mark Rooney said the Kwinana RSL was ap­proached over the idea, with the match based on the same idea as the AFL’s block­buster Colling­wood v Essendon game.

“We hoped that by do­ing this we could teach the youth about the An­zac leg­end,” Rooney said.

“Mor­ris is a Viet­nam vet­eran and has been in­volved with the City of Kwinana for many years.”

Kwinana MLA Roger Cook agreed to spon­sor the ini­tia­tive.

“We are hop­ing to be able to get a vet­eran down to the club to talk to the kids; this will be fol­lowed by troops from TS AN­ZAC form­ing a guard of hon­our as the play­ers en­ter the ground; the play­ing of the na­tional an­thems, last post, one min­utes si­lence and reveille,” Rooney said. The game will be watched by mem­bers of the Kwinana RSL, with club and in­vited guests to de­ter­mine a win­ner for the fairest and best — who will be pre­sented with the medal­lion by Mr Danks.

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