ANZAC Footy's French Connection
Friday, April 24 2009 @ 12:31 pm ACST
Contributed by: Aaron Richard
A huge number of ANZAC matches are scheduled for tomorrow, in locations across the globe.
One town with a very strong connection to the Australian and New Zealand military in the First World War is Villers-Bretonneux in northern France, where this weekend a commemorative match will be played between "les Coquelicots", a team drawn from French nationals and Australians resident in France, and the "Aussie Spirit", a team drawn from across Europe, as reported in Never forget Australia.
The AFL website this week featured a preview article entitled The French Connection with some background to the cup, including an interview with Simon McGregor of the Finland Icebreakers, who hatched the concept along with Cyril Talon of the Paris Cockerels at last year's EU Cup.
The day's festivities will kick off at 10am, let's hope the event can become a tradition.