Brisbane Roar will sport commemorative kits in Friday night’s Hyundai A-League Remembrance Day match with Adelaide United.
Friday night’s playing kits will feature a poppy in commemoration and will be auctioned with all money raised going to RSL Queensland. Additionally, one shirt from Saturday’s Westfield W-League match against Perth Glory will also be auctioned.
Brisbane Roar Football Club are proud to be honouring and remembering the sacrifices and significant contribution that service men and women have made and continue to make in order to keep our country safe at home and abroard.
Round 6 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Season will be devoted to remembering and acknowledging the noble sacrifices made by service men and women past and present during times of war, in a joint initiative between Football Federation Australia (FFA) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
All five venues hosting matches for Remembrance Round will hold a full ADF military order of service, donation collection points for the Poppy Appeal, who raise funds for Australian defence forces and their families, both past and present.
The ‘Remembrance Round’ initiative will aim to help promote the observance of Remembrance Day nationally, raise funds for the RSL and provide benefits to ADF personnel and utilise the Hyundai A-League as a vehicle to effect meaningful social change by bringing a focus on to the significance of Remembrance Day.
“The RSL encourages all Australians to purchase a poppy and ‘Remember in November’, and all of the clubs will be doing the same across Remembrance Round,” said FFA CEO David Gallop.
“The freedom and lifestyle we all have and get to enjoy in Australia is owed a lot to the sacrifices people made and continue to make to serve and protect our country, and through having a Remembrance Round it brings this recognition and appreciation to the fore.
“We encourage everyone to support the Poppy Appeal and take time to reflect and pay their respects when attending matches during Remembrance Round.”