Warwick Redbacks president Keith Clarke, Lucy Boland (Lions Youth of Year, singer), chaplain Barry Kelly and guest speaker John Skinner at the AFL Anzac Day ceremony on Saturday.
Warwick Redbacks president Keith Clarke, Lucy Boland (Lions Youth of Year, singer), chaplain Barry Kelly and guest speaker John Skinner at the AFL Anzac Day ceremony on Saturday. Deanna Millard

Lucy does honours at Anzac Cup meeting

LIONS Youth of the Year Lucy Boland took all the honours when she sang the national anthem at the Anzac AFL football game on Saturday afternoon.

Just as Miss Boland stole the show with her outstanding speech at the Dawn Service on Anzac Day, she sang the national anthem accompanied, and drew enthusiastic applause from the football crowd and players.

An Anzac Service was held immediately before the main game of the day with members of the Veterans Support and Advocacy Service, Australia (VSASA), and the Warwick RSL Sub-branch leading.

Sub-branch president John Skinner delivered the address, drawing comparisons between the battlefield and the football field where the Anzac spirit of mateship, personal responsibility, self-respect, loyalty and discipline play an important role in each case.

"If you do this you will be keeping the faith with those who put the word Anzac into our language and you will be helping to make sure that the Anzac spirit is always part of life in Australia," Mr Skinner said.

Players and spectators stood for the Last Post and the Ode and watched the raising of the Australian flag by club stalwart and war veteran Colin Pope as the Reveille was sounded.

The Warwick Redbacks have played for the VSASA Anzac Cup each year since 2002 and this year had special jumpers made for the game.



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