The fighting Anzac spirit will be found at Carrara Football Fields as the Cararra Saints take on their local rivals the Bond University Bullsharks on the 25th of April.
Cararra’s closest neighbors have created the stir with a number of Carrara’s former juniors defecting to the Bullsharks. The fight for bragging rights is set to be a thriller.
The reserves start the proceedings at 3pm before the seniors come on at 5pm, the event is set to bring a big local crowd.
A representative from the Nerang RSL will address Cararra Saints in the sheds about the gravity of the day and the true meaning of the Anzac spirit. “The Last Post” will be played on the bugle as well as the national anthem before the senior’s game
The game will be the first official match played under lights at the club, President Darcy McDonald says this will be a pivotal in club development.
“Night games are very important to the club, we had an exhibition game last year during a bye week with past players from Burleigh, Labrador and Coomera playing,” McDonald said.
“It’s immensely important for the club to help build pathways between the junior and senior teams.”
The event attracted around 350 spectators and night games will play a key role in developing the club culture.
The rapidly growing Cararra Football club is going from strength to strength since they opened their senior club in 2012.
It is clubs like the Saints that prove that the Gold Coast is fast becoming the mecca for AFL in Queensland.
By Mitchell Van Homrigh