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Clarkson's Anzac message

Clarkson's Anzac message Alastair Clarkson reflects on the importance of Anzac Day.
Alastair Clarkson, Senior Coach of the Hawks poses for a photograph during an portrait session at AFL House, Melbourne on February 25, 2015. (Photo: Justine Walker/AFL Media)
Alastair Clarkson reflects on the importance of Anzac Day.

Hawthorn Coach, Alastair Clarkson, reflects on the importance of Anzac Day and the contribution of those who have participated in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world.

The day has important significance to the club who continue to embrace the values and qualities inscribed on the four black granite pillars at the Isurava Memorial in Papua New Guinea, which remember those Australian and Papua New Guineans who fought and died on the Kokoda Track.            

The four pillars, Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice, are entrenched in the values of the club and are enshrined in the player’s gymnasium as a permanent reminder of the efforts made by Australian soldiers for our country.