Western Sydney's trip to Mudgee is as much about taking home three competition points as it is the club paying its respects to our ex-service men and women.
‘Remembrance Round’ will cast a spotlight onto the 100th anniversary of Armistice, with ex-service men and women to raise the flag following the last post and national anthem before kick-off.
FFA Chief Executive Officer David Gallop AM, said the round allows for the commemoration of those who served for Australia on a national level.
“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,” Gallop said.
“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.David Gallop
FFA’s Head of League’s, Greg O’Rourke, paid tribute to the Hyundai A-League clubs for their support of Remembrance Round.
“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,” O’Rourke said.
“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.”