FOR the second year in a row the Tigers are preparing to take to the Twin Oval surface on Anzac Day and the club is hoping it continues to be an annual occurrence.
After claiming their first win in the TSL against Clarence last year on the symbolic day, the Tigers will welcome Glenorchy down the Southern Outlet and coach Adam Henley hopes Anzac Day footy continues at the Twin Ovals.
“It’s obviously a special day, not just for footy but for Australia in general,” he said.
“It’s a great honour for our boys to play on Anzac Day.
“We hope [the Twin Ovals will continue hosting matches on Anzac Day]. We played Clarence here last year and the club goes to a lot of lengths to make it a special day.
“We have the local RSL involved which makes it even more special.”
The club will have an Anzac Day service before the 2.35pm game against Glenorchy on Monday, with teams, umpires and officials to line up in front of the clubrooms, with the Last Post played before the first bounce.
“We are going to make sure that the players have a real awareness about what it means,” Henley said.
The two sides will also play for the inaugural Anzac Day Fred House Perpetual Trophy, named after 98-year-old Fred House. House is the last surviving member of the HMAS Sydney, with the former gun-layer who joined the Navy when he was 16 forced to leave the Australian warship just before its final voyage in 1941.
He is also a full member of the Glenorchy RSL and a social member of the Kingston Beach RSL.
“It’s a privilege and an honour to be mentioned on a perpetual shield,” he said.
“It’s something you never expect.”
The match at the Twin Ovals won’t be the only TSL game held on Monday.