For the third consecutive year Hills Hornets Touch will be represented at the 2017 Hills Dawn Anzac Day service as part of the clubs community engagement program with our Junior Club Captains laying a wreath.
The service is held each year at the summer home ground of the Hornets – Anzac Reserve, Wrights Rd in Kellyville. The event annually attracts over 15000 local community members kicking off from 6am on the 25th April.
“To commemorate those who fought for our country on behalf of Hills Hornets is an extraordinary privilege. At our club respect is a core value, on and off the field. Upon laying the wreath on Anzac Day our upmost respect will be paid towards not only the ANZAC’s, however all men and women who have and continue to fight for our country”, says Junior Club Captain Bella Duncan.
Numbers for the Hornets have been growing each year with President Brad Mitchell encouraging any members to join us wearing their club jumper. “Being part of such a significant day is very rewarding from a club perspective and something that we take enormous pride and honour in”, says Brad.
As each year passes the interest in Anzac Day grows stronger with today’s youth ensuring the memories and contributions will be evident for years to come.
“To be chosen to lay a wreath for the club at the dawn service is an absolute honour. It means a lot to myself and I feel it’s important as young people to commemorate those who gave their lives at war because essentially, they were young people just like us”, says Junior Club Captain Ray Wehbe.