SOLEMN SERVICE: Warwick Redbacks and Lockyer Valley pay their respects during the Anzac service last year.
SOLEMN SERVICE: Warwick Redbacks and Lockyer Valley pay their respects during the Anzac service last year. Jonno Colfs

Redbacks out to restore pride in grand final rematch

AFL: The Warwick Redbacks will have the opportunity to redeem last year's grand final loss when they clash with Dalby Swans at Warwick Credit Union Oval on Saturday.

The match will have extra special significance as the two teams will battle for the VSASA Anzac Cup.

The match will be preceded by ceremony and sombre reflection presented by the Warwick Veterans Support and Advocacy Service Australia branch.

The ceremony will begin at 2.15pm with a game start due at 2.30pm.

Club president Ben Lubben said the game was special for several reasons.

"There's obviously the chance for us to restore some pride and avenge our grand final loss from last year,” he said.

"There's also the opportunity to pay our respects and play for our diggers and those who sacrificed their lives for our great country.”

The pre-game service will include a laying of the wreath, bugler Ian Buckmaster from Warwick Salvation Army playing The Last Post and Reveille, Anzac address from Belinda Lister, The Ode of Remembrance from VSASA vice-president Margaret Trahair and the national anthem.

Mr Lubben said this year would be a good year for the Redbacks.

"We've got a few new talented players and some great new sponsors in GJ Gardner Homes, Horse and Jockey Hotel, Southern Downs Realty and Steeles Bakery, as well as Warwick Credit Union,” he said



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