ANZAC Day Commemorations 2019

ANZAC Day, commemorated on April 25th every year, honors the memory and valor of Australians who have served their country and given the ultimate sacrifice.  It is a link of generations, from those who battled at Gallipoli, to the brave men and women of today.

Woven within the fabric of the day is the game of football; for among those who were the first Australians who lost their lives were the heroes of the oval, their future cut short so that future generations can enjoy the fruits of life.

Commemorations and celebrations of ANZAC Day reach far beyond Australiasia and the South Pacific.  Here in the USA, where the USAFL season is getting underway, the ANZACs are remembered with social gatherings and remembrances wrapped ‘round matches of the game that has been passed down from the generations.

This weekend features a slate of USAFL matches from coast to coast with corresponding post game functions, one international challenge match in Colombia, as well as local matches and events hosted by USAFL clubs.


USAFL Matches (all on Saturday, April 27th)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Atlanta Kookaburras v North Carolina Tigers – 2pm EDT
NH Scott Park – 2230 Tilson Rd, Decatur, GA  30032

HOUSTON, TEXAS
Houston Lonestars v Oklahoma Football Club – 11am CDT (Game Page)
University of Houston – 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX  77204
https://www.facebook.com/events/367243183894988/

Post Game ANZAC Day Function – 4pm CDT (Event Page)
Platypus Brewing – 1902 Washington Ave Ste E, Houston, TX  77007
https://www.facebook.com/events/2458787964145273/

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (Sun and Surf Showdown III)
Arizona Hawks v San Diego Lions – 4pm MST
Glendale CC North Soccer Field – 9597-9749 N 63rd Ave, Glendale AZ  85302
https://www.facebook.com/events/2757935880902402/

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (BCAFL Round 2)
Seattle Grizzlies v Burnaby Eagles – 1pm PDT
Magnusson Park – 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA  98115
https://www.facebook.com/events/1135467399958205/

WASHINGTON, DC
DC Eagles v New York Magpies (Men) – 12:30pm EDT
Baltimore-Washington Lady Eagles v New York Magpies (Women) – 2:30pm EDT
Anacostia Park – 1900 Anacostia Dr SE, Washington, DC 20019
Game Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/405531940009235/
Post Game Function Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/321809018531727/

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
Bogota Bulldogs v Austin Crows – 1pm CDT
Los Pinos Polo Club – Bogota, Colombia https://www.facebook.com/events/2212130879050264/
Post Game Dinner/Presentations - https://www.facebook.com/events/429282594541727/


OTHER EVENTS and METRO GAMES

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Service and Combined matches w/Maine Cats – Saturday, Apr 27th
https://www.facebook.com/events/825546634463489/

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Metro Games – Friday, Apr 26th, 5pm CDT
Waveland Softball Fields – 3650 N. Recreation Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60613
Drinks at Brickhouse Tavern to follow
https://www.facebook.com/events/421605165074362/

COLUMBUS, OHIO
AFLX Series – Saturday, Apr 27th, 10am EDT
3060 Spangler Road, Columbus, OH
https://www.facebook.com/events/412881665926638/

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
Metro Games & Kickoff BBQ – Saturday, Apr 27th, 9am CDT
Lake Nakomis Field – 5000 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417
https://www.facebook.com/events/1932329803533974/

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
AusBall Round 4 – Saturday, Apr 27th, 10am EDT
Edgely Field at Fairmount Park – 7201 Randolph Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121
https://www.facebook.com/events/324064298253541/

PHOENIX, ARIZONA
ANZAC DAY – Thursday, Apr 25th – Pub Night at the Codfather
1618 E. Bell Rd. #101,Phoenix, AZ 85022 https://www.facebook.com/events/388529798664157
ANZAC WEEKEND BBQ – Saturday, Apr 27th – Kiwanis Park
Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85283
https://www.facebook.com/events/2260794574174701/

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
ANZAC DAY – Friday, April 26th, 7pm PDT
Tower Brewing – 1210 66th Street, Unit B, Sacramento, CA  95819
https://www.facebook.com/events/456798591724318/

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
GGAFL Round 1 – Saturday, Apr 27th, 10am PDT
Ygnacio Valley High School – Concord, CA

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