The traditional ANZAC Day clash between Glenorchy and the Tigers takes on a new dimension this season, with the clubs clashing in TSL and TSLW on the same day at KGV.
Both teams will wear tribute jumpers to honour the sacrifices of so many young ANZACs over the decades, and the winner of the TSL clash will receive the Fred House Perpetual Trophy for 2019.
Fred, 98, is the last remaining survivor of HMAS Sydney, and is a member of both the Glenorchy and Kingston RSL clubs.
The Magpies' TSLW team will unveil their first-ever premiership flag, won in a nailbiter over Clarence last September, in an historic moment for the club.
The day also features the St Albi Tuckshop Van with outstanding local food and an inflatable sports stadium for the kids from 3-5pm.
The first 100 kids who attend the inflatable sports stadium will receive an Easter egg for their efforts.
Two teams on a high
As for the football, the Magpies are coming off an impressive 62-point caning of Clarence before the bye, with Jaye Bowden, Cal Daly, Ben Kamaric, RHys Mott and Aiden Grace all in outstanding form.
There were also several quiet achievers, with Brayden Webb, James Webb, Harrison Gunther, Josh Arnold, Cam Duffy, Ryan Banks-Smith and Adam Roberts all standouts on the day.
The Tigers come into the game on a high of their own, demolishing North Hobart by 60 points at the Twin Ovals thanks to their standout midfield brigade of Keiran Lovell, Lachy Clifford, Ryan Matthews and Lochie Griggs.
Their battle with Kamaric, Mott, John Geard and the Webb brothers is sure to be a highlight of the game, with Glenorchy further bolstered by the return of Sam Rundle.
In the TSLW clash, the Magpies will be hoping to start their season off with a big win under lights, replicating their hat-trick of triumphs over the Tigers last season.
Stars like Sarah Skinner, Bri Barwick, Nietta Lynch and Gen Sullivan return, but there is a young core of Magpies led by Jemma Webster that should have fans of the black and white excited.
Schedule for the day:
2.50pm – Remembrance Ode by Glenorchy RSL Sub Branch President, Mr John Chivers, broadcast from Football Operations Office.
2.53pm – Last Post performed live by Noel Hunt, followed by one-minute silence and the words “Lest We Forget”
2.55pm – National Anthem performed by Lindy-Lou Bean, broadcast from Football Operations office.
3.00pm – TSL Senior game commences, Glenorchy vs Tigers
5.40pm – TSL Senior game concludes, presentation of ANZAC Day medal
5.42pm – TSLW teams enter KGV for warm-up, GDFC senior team form guard of honour. Presentation of 2018 TSLW Premiership flag to Glenorchy.
6.00pm – TSLW game commences, Glenorchy vs Tigers