ANZAC DAY FOOTBALL

TRADITION CONTINUES: South Launceston’s Chris Page and Devonport’s Nick Derrico get to grips in last week’s contest. Both teams feature in today’s Anzac Day feature matches.The Devonport Football Club and the Northern Bombers have made arrangements with the RSL for servicemen to attend free on the production of their badge.
Nanjing Night Net

The RSL has given its permission for the support games at the Devonport Oval to start before noon with the senior game at 2pm and the senior clash between the Northern Bombers and South Launceston will start at 4.30pm.

The NTFL hopes to build on the tradition of Anzac Day clashes and for the past three years has scheduled town premiership games between Devonport-East Devonport and the Northern Bombers-South Launceston.

Both home clubs will hold Anzac Day ceremonies before the start of the senior game at both venues.

There will be renditions of the Last Post and the Ode To Fallen Comrades.

The Launceston RSL band will perform at Aurora Stadium and players and umpires at Devonport will be encouraged to wear black armbands.

¤¤¤ East Devonport coach Leon Perry yesterday said it was a football-related matter and not a family issue which had caused a split with his brother Dale.

The split happened three years ago and he said he and his brother regarded a story in The Sunday Examiner yesterday as causing unncessary anxiety to both of them.

“Any issues between us are much less important than the sanctity of our family,” he said.

The two brothers are opposed to each other as senior coaches for the first time at the Devonport Oval today.

ANZAC DAY TIMETABLE

AURORA STADIUM

Northern Bombers v South Launceston

Noon: Start of under 19 game

2.10pm: Start of reserves game

4.15pm: March by Launceston RSL Band

4.20pm: Teams and umpires enter ground

4.22pm: Toss of coin with Ald Ray Shipp

4.25pm: Last Post by Launceston RSL Band, The Ode spoken by Rev Gerry Narkowicz, minute’s silence, Reveille, National Anthem

4.30pm: Start of senior game

DEVONPORT OVAL

Devonport v East Devonport

9.40am: Start of under 19 game

11.50am: Start of reserves game

1.50pm: Senior teams enter ground

1.53pm: Umpires enter ground

1.55pm: Both teams and umpires to line-up, Last Post, recite of Ode to Fallen Comrades, National Anthem

1.59pm: Captains toss coin

2pm: Start of senior match

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