Reds partner with ADF to commemorate Anzac Day

Adelaide United is delighted to announce it will be partnering with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to commemorate Anzac Day against Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium on Sunday, 24 April.

An exhibition match will also return for the first time since 2019, which will precede the Isuzu UTE A-League fixture. 

A host of Reds legends, led by Captain, Travis Dodd, will take on the Australian Defence Force Open Men’s Football Team.

ADF Strategic Development Officer, Ben Cowan, said: “On behalf of the ADF football community, it’s a privilege to be invited by Adelaide United to play the Reds Legends in commemoration of Anzac Day.

“ADF footballers are proud to represent the Defence Force in this curtain raiser to honour those who have served and continue to serve.

“Football provides an ideal platform in which honour, pride and service will embody all those that participate and come along to support.

“Thanks again to Adelaide United for their support to ADF football.”

Fans are encouraged to arrive to Coopers Stadium early and watch some of the Reds’ stars rewind the clock and take to the field.

The seventh Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR) will lead the Catafalque party prior to the 4.35pm kick-off.

RSL Members will also be collecting donations outside of the stadium, and it does not matter how big or small the contribution is, every bit counts.

Meanwhile, Legacy will provide contactless donation options inside the venue upon entry to help support the health and well-being of the Service and Ex-Service community.

Adelaide United Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Kosmina, said: “We’re really proud to see our Legends Game return to Coopers Stadium next weekend as part of our Anzac Day commemorations.

“As a Club we feel it is imperative to acknowledge and pay our respects to the service men and women that have fought for our country as well as those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“We also look forward to celebrating our past players and recognising their achievements with Adelaide United and more broadly South Australian football, so to have them take on the ADF in an exhibition game is a fitting way to observe the occasion.

“Together we look forward to commemorating the significance of Anzac Day with our fans next Sunday.”

Adelaide United’s home jersey for the game will be adorned with the Anzac Appeal Badge, with the match-worn strips available via an online auction post game. 

AUFC Legends Squad confirmed so far: Travis Dodd (c), Cristiano, Freddy Agius, David Scarsella, Lucas Pantelis, Kelsey Zafiridis, Racheal Quigley, Jonas Salley, Marcos Flores, Adam van Dommele, Jason Spagnuolo, Chad Bugeja, Fabian Barbiero, Marcelo Carrusca