The Western Sydney Wanderers will be dedicating their Round 4 community match in Mudgee to remembering and acknowledging the service men and women who sacrificed their lives during times of conflict.
The Wanderers community match this Saturday in Mudgee falls on Remembrance Day and the Red & Black will be shining a spotlight on the 100 year anniversary of Armistice.
Matchday will see ex-service men and women raise the flag following the last post and the national anthem will be played before kick-off.
Remembrance Round will help promote the observance of Remembrance Day nationally, provide benefits to ADF personnel, and utilise the Hyundai A-League and Westfield Matildas as a vehicle to effect meaningful social change by shining a spotlight on the significance of Remembrance Day.
Remembrance Round is a significant opportunity to be able to commemorate Remembrance Day with the ADF, RSL (Returned & Services League of Australia), and the Football Community in Australia.
FFA Chief Executive Officer David Gallop AM, was proud that the FFA is once again partnering with the ADF and the RSL to recognise the brave men and women that have served their country.
“Remembrance Round allows us to support the observance of Remembrance Day nationally and reflect on the heroes who have given their lives in the line of duty,” said Gallop.
“This year’s Remembrance Round takes on an added special significance as it coincides with the one hundredth anniversary of the Armistice that ended the first World War.
“Lest we forget those that have sacrificed their lives to ensure that our way of life is preserved,“ concluded Gallop.
FFA’s Head of League’s, Greg O’Rourke, echoed Gallop’s thoughts and paid tribute to the Hyundai A-League clubs for their support of Remembrance Round.
“Our ‘Remembrance Round’ initiative commenced in 2016, and this year has grown to include an increased number of pre-game ceremonies and club specific initiatives to honour our service men and women.
“I am very proud that all our clubs have proactively and meaningfully engaged with the ADF and RSL in their local communities, and it will be fantastic to see this planning come to life in recognition of our armed forces this weekend,
“Before every match this weekend there will be an ADF military order of service as a mark of respect to those that have served their country concluded O’Rourke.
The Mudgee RSL Sub-Branch will conduct a Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 11 November at the Cenotaph in Robertson Park commencing at 10:00am.
The Service will commemorate the Declaration of Peace to end World War I at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Returned and current service men and women, as well as Western Sydney Wanderers members and fans, are invited to attend.