Thursday, December 14, 2017
SPORT---ANZAC-Day-Game

Cats and Bears go head to head in honour of our ANZACs

David Lee April 27, 2016
COMMEMORATIVE MATCH… The Mooroopna Cats took on the Shepparton Bears for a special ANZAC Day match at the weekend. From left, Shepparton Bears player, Matt Shannon, Shepparton RSL president, Bob Wilkie, appeals director, Brian McInneny, commemorations officer, Graeme Bayley and Mooroopna Cats player, Trent Freer. Photo: David Lee.

COMMEMORATIVE MATCH… The Mooroopna Cats took on the Shepparton Bears for a special ANZAC Day match at the weekend. From left, Shepparton Bears player, Matt Shannon, Shepparton RSL president, Bob Wilkie, appeals director, Brian McInneny, commemorations officer, Graeme Bayley and Mooroopna Cats player, Trent Freer. Photo: David Lee.

THE Mooroopna Cats (8.7-55) lost to the Shepparton Bears (14.23-107) by 52 points at the weekend, when the two teams went head to head in a battle that was to honour our ANZACs.

The ANZAC Day match saw the two teams take part in ANZAC Day commemorations before the game, with the Bears wearing specially made guernseys sporting with an ANZAC Day logo, that they were unfortunately not allowed to wear during the game due to a conflict with the branding of the clothing.

Shepparton RSL president, Bob Wilkie said, “The ANZAC Day match is a great initiative and provides a great opportunity to talk to the players about ANZAC Day and encourages them to get along to the ANZAC Day services.

“This is the first time playing the special ANZAC Day match with the partnership of the RSL.”

Shepparton Bears Football Netball Club committee member, Arthur Hobson said, “From the club’s perspective this is about showing our respect.

“Mooroopna and Shepparton have played each other on ANZAC Day for the last two seasons and we had an RSL representative come down to ready the Ode of Remembrance and had the bugle playing The Last Post, where the players line up in silence to honour the fallen.”