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Anzac Day Game Day Lunch - Round 3: Football, War and Remembrance with guest speak Xavier Fowler

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Monday 25 April 2022 11:45am ~ Monday 25 April 2022 1:45pm

Brunswick Street Oval Community Room, Brunswick St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia

Please join us for Anzac Day at Brunswick Street Oval. Before our Senior Men take on Williamstown CYMS, our special guest speaker, historian and author Xavier Fowler, will discuss 'Football, War and Remembrance.'

Xavier completed his PhD in 2018, studying the relationship between sport and the First World War. In 2021 he published his first book with Melbourne University Press, titled Not Playing the Game: Sport and Australia's Great War. He is now beginning work on his second book, examining the rivalry between the Victorian Football League and Victorian Football Association. Xavier grew up in Geelong and played local football with St Joseph's in the Geelong Football League and West Brunswick in the Victorian Amateur Football Association.

After lunch, bugler Ash Ballat will lead us into our minutes silence before the game, and during our traditional half-time wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial in Edinburgh Gardens we'll remember the Fitzroy players and other  community members lost in wars.

Please join us on Monday, 25 April for our special Anzac Day Lunch.

  • Monday 25 April
  • 11:45 for 12pm start
  • $45 for lunch (roast meats or vegetarian option, vegetables and salads, cheese and dessert platter)
  • Drinks at bar prices
  • Community Room, Brunswick Street Oval

Bookings for this event have now closed.

Please note the following Covid-Safe requirements:

  • Attendees aged 18+ will need to check in via QR code and verify their vaccination status (or provide evidence of their medical exemption) to enter.
  • Please arrive a few minutes in advance so you have time to check in. Ideally you will have downloaded the Service Victoria app in advance, which will help speed up the check in. If you don't have a smartphone, we can help you.
  • If you are unwell or have any signs of cold or flu, including a cough, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or fever, please do not come to the event.

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