A listing of all the action across AFL Asia on ANZAC DAY 2015.
The Vietnam Swans are pleased to present the 6th Annual ANZAC Friendship Match in Vung Tau.
This important fixture for the club continues to grow in stature each year to now be one of the most highly prized trophies in Asian footy. This year we welcome to Vung Tau, 2014 Asian Championships winners the Singapore Wombats for their first Friendship Match, in what is shaping up to be a tough, gritty and highly entertaining affair.
The day will start with a dawn service at the Long Tan Memorial Cross and Gunfire breakfast back in Vung Tau at the legendary Tommy’s Sports Bar. The action at the Lord Mayor’s Oval (dog track) will start at 11.30am with the Commbank Cup between the Lagler Legends and the Al Fresco’s All-stars prior to the main game at 2pm between the Swans and Singapore Wombats.
An after game function with massive raffles and auctions to raise money for Swim Vietnam and the Vung Tau Orphanage will follow back at Tommy’s from 6pm. Visit the Swans website for more info
The Warriors have massive day planned starting with the Dawn Service, followed by a traditional GunFire Breakfast at the NZ High Comm, a huge grudge match between the Warriors and Jakarta Bintangs kicking off at 11.00 am, capped off with our ANZAC Day function at Havana Bar and Grill from 4 pm.
Hosting AFL ASIA’s longest running ANZAC Day tournament, The Thailand Tigers Australian Football Club will return to Kanchanaburi on Saturday 25th April, 2015 for the 12th annual ANZAC Commemorative Match. This year the Tigers will play the Myanmar Fighting Cocks, in what promises to be a fitting and hard-fought contest.
The ANZAC weekend is always the biggest event on the Tigers’ calendar, and with game day falling on the 25th this year, all players have been putting in big efforts at training to earn selection. As well as several handy new recruits, ex-Tigers are coming from as far away as Hong Kong and Australia to honor the ANZAC spirit.
The game promises to be a physical and testing encounter, with both teams aiming to build momentum for the Indochina tournament later in the year. Myanmar has already beaten the Cambodia Eagles in 2015, and have been training strongly at their new ground in Yangon. The Tigers will be looking to maintain their record over the newer club, after beating them in a very physical game last year in Myanmar.
Following the Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, players and a group of ExPOW’s will treck to the game. Especially in the 100th year of Gallipoli, is Hellfire Pass is perhaps the most significant Dawn Service for WWII.
This year will also see a junior Auskick clinic and game occur before the senior match. This will be run by the Bangkok Auskick group, who train and play on a regular basis. Children up to 17 years of age are welcome to come along and try Australian Football, and can do so free of charge.
The day is a great honour to be a part of, whether spectating, volunteering or playing, a fact not lost on Tigers coach Patrick Fitzgerald. “It’s always a special privilege being able to play an Anzac match in a place with so much history, and in front of people who were part of that history” said Fitzgerald.
The game is played at Visut High School, Kanchanaburi, with ample seating, merchandise, food and beverages available at the ground. The game starts at 1.30pm; it’s free entry and all are most welcome to attend.
For more information, please visit the Thailand Tigers website http://thailand-tigers.com/ or contact Brendan Cunningham: email@example.com or +66-86-704-0888.
In Hong Kong, a special Anzac Round of the 6-team South China Australian Football League at Happy Valley will be played including Hong Kong Typhoons, Kowloon Cobras, Lantau Lizards the two Chinese teams Guangzhou Scorpions and Guangdong Seagulls and Macau Lightning.
ANZAC Day 2015 – SCAFL Happy Valley Pitch 8, Saturday 25th, 13:00-18:00 – 3pm Memorial Service & Last Post along with a great day at the football. Bring your Family and friends!
ANZAC Night Function 19:00 til late – Discovery Forest Pier 3, Central – all the players will be in attendance. Purchase tickets now to avoid disappointment…firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend will also see Hong Kong Auskick’s massive season launch day with all 5 Auskick Centres and over 300 kids in attendance, at Kings Park, Yau Ma Tei, 9am-12 Sunday 26th!
Then on Thursday April 30th Port Adelaide AFL Club is hosting a formal Anzac Business Lunch at the Prestigious Hong Kong Football Club. A curtain raiser game between IC14’s TEAMCHINA v Zhujiang Pearl River Power. Hosted by David Koch (Host of Channel 7’s Sunrise) and many other special guests! Tickets $850/800 HKD from email@example.com
Afterwards will be a free Auskick Clinic with Former Port Adelaide FC Captain and AFL Premiership Player Dom Cassisi and Troy “Woody” Clements at 3:30-4:30pm (Thursday 30th). firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and join us at Borneo ANZAC Day Cup 2015 Tournament and Bears Sportsman’s Night 2015.
The ANZAC Day Cup 2015 will be held at April 25th, 2015 at TOTAL Sports Complex, Balikpapan.We have the Jakarta Garudas (National Team) touring to Balikpapan vs the Borneo Bears National Team for the Borneo ANZAC Cup 2015. And the Sportsman’s Night 2015 will be held at April 25th 07:00 PM at Novotel, Balikpapan.
Buckenara first played senior football for Subiaco in the WAFL from 1979 to 1981. Subiaco agreed to lease him for three years for $210,000 and after a court case began his career at Hawthorn. His kicking was highly regarded by his teammates and his reputation in football was assured when he kicked a goal after the siren in the 1987 Preliminary Final to defeat Melbourne.
DOUG Hawkins has been bestowed Legend status in the Western Bulldogs’ Hall of Fame at the club’s 2014 season launch on Wednesday night.
Hawkins, 53, played 329 games for Footscray/Western Bulldogs between 1978 to 1994, captained the club from 1990-93 and was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2004.
Come along and join us as we honour 100 years of the ANZAC’s and their service. This day of celebration is for all family and friends to pay our respects and provide tribute starting with the official dawn service, then Australia’s favourite past time of cricket followed by Aussie Rules football. Colonel Bruce Murray, AM, Defence Attache of Australian Embassy, Manila, will also be in attendance to award the Sands Of Gallipoli trophy to the winning PAFL team, and present the ANZAC medal for the best player.
ANZAC Daily Schedule:
5.30am – 2015 Anzac Day Centenary Dawn Service
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
The Australian and New Zealand embassies will jointly host the Centenary Anzac Day dawn service commemoration in Manila. This will be held on Saturday 25 April 2015 at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Libingan ng mga Bayani) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Manila, starting at 5:30 am.
9.30am – Australia vs New Zealand Cricket Match
Manila Roos take on New Zealand @ Nomad Sports Club, Parañaque City
12.30pm – AFL Game, Essendon vs Collingwood
AFL Telecast live from Melbourne @ Nomad Sports Club, Parañaque City
1.00pm – Eurekas vs Dingoes Footy Match
Australia Rules Football Game @ Nomad Sports Club, Parañaque City
On April 25th, the first Australian football tournament in history will be held in Hiroshima. Australian football or ‘Aussie Rules’, is Australia’s most popular code of football, and is rapidly growing in popularity in Japan. Teams will travel from Osaka, Tokyo and Nagoya to participate.