In 2021, the game will be held on the 25th of April at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and typically starts around 3pm.
2021 AFL ANZAC Day Essendon vs Collingwood Clash Game Tickets
In honour of this special day, the AFL hosted the first ANZAC Day clash in 1995 with two of the biggest teams in the AFL competing, the Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies. Each year the stadium packs out with over 90,000 supporters for this huge match where the spirit of the ANZACS is celebrated by two rival teams coming together in solidarity.
Before the match commences, a special ANZAC Day service is held which includes music from servicemen and women, a flag flying ceremony, the “Last Post” and the Australian National Anthem.
After the match, a best on the ground medal is awarded for the player who best demonstrated the ANZAC spirit during the game of skill, courage, self-sacrifice, teamwork and fair play.