ANZAC Day Cup
2017 was the fourth year of a very special tradition for the Essendon and Doncaster hockey communities, as we faced off in the ANZAC Day Cup.
This was a once again a fabulous day for Essendon Hockey and the visiting Doncaster supporters. Despite the rain and the cold we were very happy to have a huge crowd down at the club to cheer the Bombers on.
The scores for the Bombers were not what we would have hoped for, but from a club point of view this day was a huge success: fun, inclusive and rewarding.
We are mightily grateful to the amazing large number of Life Members, supporters, sponsors, mums, dads, grand parents and volunteers who donated their time and effort. Their hard work is unbelievable, as the weather could have easily dampened everyone’s spirits.
We have to offer our congratulations to Doncaster Hockey Club, the winners on the day.
We’d like to thank everyone who stepped up on the day, and also everyone helped behind the scenes to make the day such a successful one.
A special thank you to:
- The Souva King and Queen – Maria and Steve Krassaris (and Lucas & Amelia)
- Our car parking attendants – thanks Iris and Paula
- Our canteen helpers – who helped out all day and didn’t complain when not replaced
- Our flag bearers – Izzy Johnstone, Amelia Krassaris, Declan Dooley, Capt. Sophie Nightingale
- Our prayer reader – Trudy Hairs
- Our Ode speaker – Brian Billington PSM
- Our Bugler – Andrew Power – mesmerising
- Our Singer – Emily-Layne Kapetanovic – what an amazing young lady!
- Our Photographer – Gwen Williams
- Our Hockey Victoria guests – Sash Herceg & Andrew Skillern
- Our MC – David Landgren
- Our ball people – Anthea Sheriff, Rachel Lowe, Izzy Johnstone and Izzy’s friend, Ian Black, Ben Gray, Flynn Gray, Xavier Fernandez, Sebastian Fernandez, Justin Alcock, Sam Rusjan
- Our Team Managers and Coaches – score line not what you wanted but you are amazing people.
- Our past players – fantastic to see you – thank you so much for coming back to support EH
- Our committees Ladies, Men’s, Juniors and EH Management
- The local Moonee Valley City Councillors
- The local MP – Danny Pearson
- Essendon RSL – Ange Keno
- OUR PLAYERS – YOU MAKE US PROUD EVERY TIME YOU STEP ON THAT FIELD – HEADS HELD HIGH AND TRYING YOUR HARDEST – THANK YOU
Great work Bombers and see you at the club soon!