Clunes coach Nemani Valucava has helped design Anzac Day jumpers that the Magpies’ senior players will wear in the Central Highlands Football League clash with Carngham-Linton this Saturday.
Valucava, who spent time with the Australia Army and has been deployed on five different occasions, worked with manufacturer Loco Sportswear to create the design.
Clunes Football Netball Club president Christine Hill said the guernseys will not only mean a lot to the players and community, but also Valucava.
Valucava is in his first season as senior coach of the club and has led the side to wins in the opening two rounds of the 2017 campaign.
“The Anzac Day game is a tradition we started some years ago. Just like the AFL, we wanted to make the day special for all those that play, our members and the community that come along to support,” Hill said.
On Saturday afternoon, the Last Post will be played before both of the senior football and netball games. In addition, a player from each club across all grades of football and netball that best displays the Anzac spirit of endurance, courage and mateship will be presented with a medal. Each medal will represent a man or woman from the Clunes region that served in WWI.
“The Clunes Football Netball Club plays a big role within the township of Clunes and for many years now the club has had the privilege of being able to carry the flags during the march on Anzac Day. We will continue this tradition again this year,” Hill said.