Anzac Round Aussie Sprit Award
The Cheltenham Junior Football Club’s recent announcement that the CJFC Aussie Spirit Award is to be included in the 2017 season is an exciting proposition that has the potential to become widespread. The award is DVA (Department of Veteran Affairs) approved and this year will be awarded to the best player on the ground during the round one game on 23rd of April as nominated by the opposition Coach and Team Manager.
The idea behind the medallion is to commemorate ANZAC day and the qualities that encompass the ANZAC spirit. These qualities include: determination, sportsmanship, bravery, selfless acts and/or team orientated acts. These four key criteria have been chosen as a tribute to the men and women who fought to ensure we are able to lead the comfortable lifestyle we live today, and it gives the junior players an opportunity to learn about the ANZAC’s dedication and how to use these qualities in their everyday lives.
The award was initiated by the Moser family, who have three children playing for the Cheltenham Panthers. It is ultimately a great initiative as it gives young footballers the chance to be rewarded for acts of courage and bravery on the field.