Match will teach juniors about Anzacs
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.