The Australian Rules football match played on Anzac Day
Anzac Day Clash
The Anzac Day Clash is an Australian Rules football match between
the Collingwood and Essendon teams that is played on Anzac Day each
year and is preceded by a short Anzac commemoration.
On the other hand, there is
criticism of the clash as being an opportunity for some people to make money
out of an Anzac commemoration. And there is sometimes criticism when the
link is made between fighting in war and fighting to win a football match.
Heat on ahead of Anzac Day clash (afl.com.au)
18 Apr 2016 Collingwood
coach Nathan Buckley identifies forward Travis Cloke's form and fitness as
being critical to his participation in the forthcoming Anzac Day match
Collingwood easily defeat Essendon (abc.net.au) 25 Apr 2016 In
a 69-point victory in the 2016 Anzac Day clash, Collingwood (22 goals 10
behinds) defeated Essendon (11 goals 7 behinds).
PREVIEW Bring on MCG Anzac Day battle, says Kokoda veteran (heraldsun.com.au) Herald Sun, 25 April 2012
Kokoda veteran Bill Mahney will be among the soldiers from
the 39th AIF Battalion who will be acknowledged before the Anzac Day Clash
of 2012 begins.
Malthouse breaks ranks on Anzac Day (abc.net.au) ABC News, 20 April 2011 Collingwood's coach says he has doubts over
whether the Anzac Day Clash should be restricted to Collingwood and
We'll keep the Anzac match: Collingwood (theage.com.au) The Age, 25 April 2011 Opinion is split over whether Collingwood and
Essendon should remain the only teams to play in the Anzac Day
Three matches in 2014?
AFL considers Anzac Day triple header (heraldsun.com.au) 26 April 2013|
It is within the realms of possibility for Anzac Day on Friday 25
April 2014 to see three matches: at the MCG (Victoria) at 2pm, in
Wellington (New Zealand) at 5pm and at Fremantle (Western Australia)
later in the evening (Eastern states times).