Anzac blockbuster set to create history

Zach RelphHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Harvey Bulls’ Fleur Parker and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s Montana Tate are gearing up for this Sunday’s clash.
Camera IconHarvey Bulls’ Fleur Parker and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s Montana Tate are gearing up for this Sunday’s clash. Credit: Zach Relph / South Western Times

A blockbuster cross-town Anzac clash between Harvey Bulls and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault will be held this weekend in honour of men and women who served Australia.

The Bulls will host the Lions at the Harvey Recreation Ground on Sunday, with four gruelling games scheduled for the fixture prior to Anzac Day on Tuesday, April 25.

A colts clash will start proceedings at 9am, prior to a reserves game which will be followed by a historic derby between Harvey and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s respective women’s sides.

Bouncedown for the women’s match is scheduled for 1.10pm and will mark the first time a women’s team has represented Harvey while playing under the South West Football League umbrella.

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It is set to be a gruelling encounter, with the Lionesses having further match-preparation after playing their opening game of the inaugural women’s season on Sunday against Busselton.

The day will be highlighted when the two league outfits contest the Harvey Fresh Cup at 2.30pm.

Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault proved too strong for the Bulls in the corresponding fixture held on Anzac Day last season, defeating their arch-rivals by 39 points victory at Brunswick Oval.

Midfielder Kristin Thornton was awarded the Anzac Day Medal after his dominant effort which inspired the Lions to the win. Two club functions are organised for the day, with Forrest MHR and former Harvey Bulls president Nola Marino set to be in attendance.

Harvey Senior High School student Brylin Bonner is also scheduled to speak at the event about what Anzac day means to youth and women.

Amy Celisano, who is helping coordinate the event, said the day would be a great spectacle and a momentous occasion which showcased the two clubs’ healthy on-field rivalry.

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