A key feature on the Bellarine Football League calendar is the ANZAC Day football and netball games held yesterday between the Drysdale Football and Netball Clubs and the Portarlington Football and Netball Club.
The Drysdale Football Club began the week of respect, paying host to Andrew Hann, President of the Geelong RSL who spoke to members of the Club and the community and concluded with the ANZAC Day ceremony on the field prior to the senior football match.
Players, officials and invited guests took their place in front of the large crowd adjacent to the social club rooms. Guests were invited to lay wreaths, the bugler played the Last Post, the flag was lowered to half mast. Following the one minute silence the Rouse sounded for the flag to be raised from half mast to the masthead.
The Australian National Anthem was sung, the four piece brass band played and the cannon was fired, boom in a moving ceremony.
It is with great honour and the utmost respect for all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served, that the Drysdale Football and Netball Clubs host the ANZAC DAY clash today, said Peter Preece, Vice President of the Drysdale Football Club.