Redbacks honour in Anzac Cup
FROM an oval covered in rock and gravel in Iraq with boundary security to the depths of war in Vietnam.
Sergeant Greg Woodward and VSASA president Steve Mackie remembered servicemen coming together to hold on to and celebrate Aussie traditions by battling it out in an AFL match while serving for their country.
On Saturday, after eight years, the Warwick Redbacks continued their tradition of honouring the Anzacs by holding an Anzac Cup, where they held a ceremony before hitting the field up against Goondiwindi.
Sgt Woodward said the match had the same values as represented by the Anzac spirit where players displayed skill, courage, self-sacrifice, respect, teamwork and fair play.
Mr Mackie said in his address that he saw in all the men who stood prepared to do battle on the AFL field the young men and woman who went to war to fight for their country.
“In the eighth year of tradition it really makes the servicemen and ex-servicemen proud to be a part of it,” Mr Mackie said.