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South to play in Anzac Day Cup

South to play in Anzac Day Cup

Wednesday, 15 April 2009 11:56 AM

australian-armyIn a first for the Victorian Premier League, Hume City will host South Melbourne FC on Saturday April 25th for the Anzac Day Cup.

Anzac Day is a very important day for the Australian community, symbolising the anniversary of the first major military action fought by members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.

The day is considered to be one of the most sacred and spiritual days on the Australian calendar, with a public holiday being observed to honour those heroic Australians who risked all, and sacrificed so much.  

With this in mind, Anzac Day has been a day that has also seen our diggers honoured through sport, with the AFL playing the Collingwood – Essendon blockbuster on the day every year.

In what now will be a milestone for Victorian Football, both South Melbourne FC and Hume City will have the opportunity to represent the World Game in Australia on such a proud and historic day.

With Hume City being a club with Turkish decent and South Melbourne FC remaining the most successful Australian football club, the contest will provide the ideal method to honour the diggers through football on this special day.

 South Melbourne FC Director Dr. George Triantos was excited about the opportunity to play in such a historic game:

“South Melbourne FC is delighted to be participating in this wonderful sporting opportunity to commemorate and honour the sacrifices of our troops. We urge all SMFC members and all Victorian football fans in general to support this initiative, and attend the ANZAC Day Cup”.said Dr Triantos

The game will kick off at the newly developed Broadmeadows Valley Park at 3.30pm, with the Anzac Day ceremony commencing at 3pm.

All South fans are encouraged to attend in an attempt, not only to make this a special day in Victorian Football, but to also get behind our team in a crunch game for 2009.

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