Anzac Day 2019 - Brunswick St Oval

Anzac Day – Roys Recovery Wrap

May 1, 2019

A special day of commemoration in the football calendar. We gathered at the Fitzroy Bowling Club for our Anzac Day Roys Recovery. Check out all the Anzac Day Game Photos.

Two of our Under 15 players paid respect with their Anzac ode of remembrance words

Charlotte Bourke

We meet here today, not to glorify war or praise victors, but to remember those who have served our country during times of conflict and crisis, and to reflect upon their selfless sacrifice.

Finn Peake

They shall grow not old …
As we that are left grow old…
Age shall not weary them…
Nor the years condemn…
At the going down of the sun…
And in the morning…
We will remember them

Mick Creati – Fitzroy Trumpeter

The Last Post was played, followed by a minutes silence.

See Mick’s pre-game Last Post.


Phil Murdoch – Fitzroy President

Recited a letter by Jack Cooper sent back in 1916.

Guest Speakers

Thank you to our three Under 13 guest presenters who shared their own family history.

Liam Murphy

  • Grandfathers Uncle Daniel Reid
  • World War 2 North West Africa, Algeria, Tunisia & Europe
  • Flying Spitfire

Anzac Day Tribute – Liam Murphy

Iggy Gorman Andrews

  • Grandfather: William Bill Gorman
  • World War 2 in New Guinea

Anzac Day Tribute – Iggy Gorman Andrews

Charlotte Silver

  • George (Yorky) Shaw – Charlotte’s Great Grandmother’s Cousin World War 1
  • Charlotte participated in the MLC Marching Band on Anzac Day

Anzac Day Tribute – Charlotte Silver