We all love this game - it's why we play it - and hence, when you hear of someone losing their life whilst playing the game, it hits home.
Out of respect for the O35's Dundas player, do you think that each club should arrange to have their players wear a black armband at a game - not Sunday for obvious reasons - but perhaps a week on Saturday - each age group should maybe show some sign of camaraderie to Dundas FC and the heartache that those players - and of course the players heartbroken family - from their football family.
Just a thought. Maybe the younger boys have 30secs applause or silence - and the older players maybe a minute and an armband.
I'm sure the GDSFA will do something - but I thought I'd just post something here.
When this type of tragedy happened a few seasons ago to another 35's player all clubs held a minute's silence at the next round of matches. I am not sure if it was just at 35's matches or if it was every grade but that would seem to be the best thing to do.
My condolences to his family & friends at this very sad time.
The Lidcombe Waratah CHU AAM 14 teams had a minutes silence at the start of the second half of their game on Saturday, my thanks to the ref, Mike and Craig and the lads from CHU for agreeing at such short notice
It was no problem at all. It's only right to remind everyone that this is a game, to be thankful for the chance we have to play and to grieve that one of our own would lose his life doing this thing he loved.
Post by mightymeatus on Apr 24, 2015 7:20:47 GMT 10
This Sunday the Dundas club will be setting up a memorial for Ash at Curtis Oval between 9am and 12 midday. It will be an opportunity for those who would like to pay their respects to the man, and leave cards, flowers or anything else that will be passed on to the family on Sunday afternoon. RIP Ash Ariyaratnam