Football and netball will be played on Anzac Day this year in the Barossa, Light and Gawler Association.
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Nuriootpa and Angaston will clash at Nuriootpa on Thursday, April 25.

The BL&G Football Association listed the game in their season program and now the netball association has announced that netball matches will also be played.

Mr Robin Symes, president of the BL&GFA, said he was delighted that the two clubs had agreed to play the games on the actual Anzac Day.

“It is the first time in my time as president that a game had been played midweek on Anzac Day and I think it a progressive step for the association and I’m pleased the netball clubs have also agreed to play. It should make for a great day.”

Mr Symes said although a medal would be struck for the best player on the day, the association’s designated game for the Anzac round would still be the South Gawler – Gawler Central match on Saturday, April 27.

“It is a tradition which began several years ago and the best player for the game receives the Anzac Medal,” he said.

Bridey Lewis, president of the Barossa, Light and Gawler Netball Association, said the Nuriootpa and Angaston clubs had been keen to also play their games on the Thursday.

“Logistically it makes sense to have all the families along for the football and netball on the one day rather than have the one group on the Thursday and the other on the Saturday,” Ms Lewis said.

Metropolitan football has continued to grow with the previous year’s grand finalists in the South Australian National Football League meeting on Anzac Day, traditionally at Adelaide Oval while Collingwood and Essendon play one of the AFL’s blockbuster games at the MCG.

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