2018 ANZAC Day Cup

April 17, 2018 at 1:24 PM

2018 ANZAC Day Cup

2018 ANZAC Day will see Doncaster v Essendon in the fifth ANZAC Day Cup, this year at Doncaster.  This has become an outstanding day on a number of levels and a real highlight of the season.  The ANZAC Day Cup is all about the Hockey Community joining together to honour our past and present service men and women on this most important National day.  The hockey is a great way to pay tribute to all those who have served in the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces.


Doncaster and Essendon Premier League and Premier League Reserves will all play on ANZAC Day at the following times:

  • Premier League Women’s Reserves 9:00 am
  • Premier League Women 11:00 am
  • Premier League Men 12:45 pm
  • Premier League Men’s Reserves 2:15 pm

At 12.30pm (between the Women’s and Men’s matches) teams from both clubs gather on the pitch for the ANZAC Ceremony.

     The Ode

Doncaster Member, Colin Andrews will recite the Ode
Colin was a Second Lieutenant and served in Vietnam in the 1960's

     The Last Post        Performed by Cassandra Stanford
     A minute's silence          In memory of those lost
     The Reveille Performed by Cassandra Stanford
     The National Anthem Performed by Lucy Gill


Following the Men’s and Women’s Premier League matches the Most Courageous Medals will be presented along with the ANZAC Day Cup to the winning teams.

All members are invited to enjoy the homemade souvlaki’s on offer, the bar and canteen will be open.  The Clubroom TV will screen the AFL Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC Day match from the MCG.

Doncaster’s and Essendon’s ANZAC Day Cup matches are the third match of the Premier League season which means our Premier League teams will not be playing on Saturday 21 April but the following Wednesday, ANZAC Day.

This is an outstanding way for the hockey community to mark ANZAC Day, so come along, remember and thank our troops and then watch our players take on Essendon for the fifth ANZAC Day Cup.