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SANFL Anzac Day traditions thriving

Returned serviceman and Glenelg board member Rob Gillies with Glenelg coach Darren Reeves and Sturt coach Marty Mattner at Moseley Square, Glenelg this week. Photo - Ash Rayson

By SANFL Media

SANFL’s Anzac Round and the traditional Anzac Day clash between the previous season’s Grand Finalists, dating back to 1948, are among the most revered match days of the minor premiership season.

All Anzac Round matches this week will feature an Observance Ceremony before the first bounce in a mark of respect for the contribution and sacrifice of all those who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

As reigning Premiers, Glenelg earns the right to host the 2024 Anzac Day match on Thursday, facing its 2023 Grand Final opponent Sturt before an anticipated bumper crowd of over 5,000 at Glenelg’s Stratarama Stadium.

Glenelg and Sturt men’s and women’s players will don specially designed commemorative guernseys for their 2024 Anzac Day matches, with the Hostplus SANFLW match to follow under lights at 5.10pm.

Glenelg’s Riley Holder and Renee Wurfel in the Tigers’ ANZAC Day guernsey. Image: Glenelg FC

Sturt player Charlie Parker in the Double Blues’ 2024 ANZAC guernsey. Photo: Sturt FC

Other SANFL Clubs to also wear commemorative Anzac guernseys across the Round this year include North Adelaide and South Adelaide.

Following the Anzac Day game on Thursday, the Bob Quinn Medal – named after the late South Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee, dual Magarey Medal winner, Port Adelaide great and decorated World War II legend – will be presented to the Best on Ground player at the conclusion of the match by Bob’s son, Greg Quinn.

In addition to the on-field footy action at the Anzac Day grand final re-match on Thursday, there will be a range of fun activities happening around the ground to entertain the whole family, including:

  • AAMI Lucky Zone – enjoy a comfortable seat with a great view of the game from up on the hill.
  • SANFL Bean Bag Zone – kick back and relax while watching the action in bean bags and loungers.
  • The Advertiser Family Zone – heaps of fun for the kids with putt putt and giant lawn games including chess, giant Jenga, corn hole and Connect 4.
  • Inflatable footy activations – practice goal kicking skills with Sherrin ‘face’ footies
  • Sherrin $30 voucher giveaways throughout the day
  • McDonald’s footy giveaways at the inflatable big ‘M’
  • Mega Rewards promotion – picture yourself enjoying the ultimate entertainment experience with an $11,000 home theatre package in this free-to-enter promotion.
  • Coles Mini League – see the budding stars of the future in the half-time Coles Mini League exhibition matches, a longstanding tradition of SANFL match day.
  • Kick & Catch: as always, enjoy a kick and catch on the oval during the breaks, and rub shoulders with your favourite SANFL players after the game. 

South Adelaide players, from left, Callum McCarty, Noah Howes and Eamon Wilkinson showcase the 2024 ANZAC guernsey. Photo: SAFC

To avoid the queues at the Anzac Day clash, and all Anzac Round matches, pre-purchase tickets online via the SANFL website below. Tickets for the Port Adelaide v Norwood clash on Saturday night at Alberton Oval available at the gate.

Anyone with a ticket to this week’s LIV Golf Adelaide event will gain FREE entry into the Anzac Day game at Stratarama Stadium.

All under 18s also are FREE entry to all SANFL matches.

For all Anzac Round match day information, visit the club websites and social media.

Keenan Ramsey in North Adelaide’s 2024 ANZAC guernsey. Photo: NAFC

Hostplus SANFL League ANZAC Day Match

Thursday April 25

Stratarama Stadium, Glenelg

Glenelg v Sturt

Observance Ceremony | 2pm

First Bounce | 2:10pm

Post Match Presentation of Bob Quinn Medal | 4.40pm

Live stream on AFL Live Official App and SANFL Now

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Glenelg v Sturt |  5:10pm

Live stream on SANFL Now

Hostplus SANFL League ANZAC Round

Saturday April 27

West Adelaide v South Adelaide | Hisense Stadium | 2:10pm

Central District v Woodville-West Torrens | X-Convenience Oval | 2:10pm

North Adelaide v Adelaide | Prospect Oval | 2.30pm

Port Adelaide v Norwood | Alberton Oval | 7:10pm

Watch every Anzac Round match live on the AFL Live Official App and and SANFL Now.

Hostplus SANFL Women's League ANZAC Round

Thursday April 25

Glenelg v Sturt | Stratarama Stadium | 5:10pm

Friday April 26

Norwood v South Adelaide | Coopers Stadium | 7:10pm

Saturday April 27

North Adelaide v West Adelaide | Prospect Oval | 9:40am

Woodville-West Torrens v Central District | Maughan Thiem Kia Oval | 3:25pm

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