Media Release

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 10:50 AM

Sharks & Bulldogs to wear unique ANZAC jumpers

SOUTH Fremantle and East Fremantle will wear one-off Navy and Air Force jumpers this ANZAC Day featuring the names of servicemen from each club that have been killed in action.

The tribute to Australian servicemen and women has been arranged in partnership with Legacy in WA as part of the WAFL’s ANZAC Round for Legacy in WA. The match will also feature a pre-game ANZAC service commencing at 4pm sharp at Fremantle Oval.

WAFL ANZAC Round for Legacy in WA

Thursday, April 25

2.10pm - Perth v East Perth (Brownes Stadium)

3.15pm - West Perth v Swan Districts (Arena Joondalup)

4.15pm - South Fremantle v East Fremantle (Fremantle Oval)

Saturday, April 27

2.10pm - Peel Thunder v Claremont (Bendigo Bank Stadium)

South Fremantle (Navy) and East Fremantle (Air Force) will play for the Sir Hughie Edwards Cup, named in honour of the air force hero who played for the Bulldogs and later became Governor of Western Australia.

Entry to the game is free for all servicemen and veterans and will include fundraising for Legacy in WA, which formed a new partnership with the WA Football Commission this season to increase awareness and fundraising opportunities among footy fans.

The new partnership will see Legacy in WA promoted throughout the season, with a special focus on ANZAC Day. Promotions will also tie in with Legacy Week, which runs from August 31 to September 7, 2013.

John Rigg, Chairman of Torchbearers for Legacy in WA , said: “This exciting partnership will generate significant awareness among thousands of footy fans, many of whom have a natural inclination to support those most in need in our society.”

ABOUT LEGACY

Legacy is a not-for-profit organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life to care for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.
Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of its families through innovative and practical programs aimed at:

  • the protection of individuals and families basic needs;
  • advocating for their entitlements, rights and benefits;
  • assisting families through bereavement; and
  • helping people thrive, despite their adversity and loss.

 

For more information about Legacy visit - http://www.legacy.com.au