The significance of Anzac Day is something that is not lost on all six teams that are involved in NTFA action on Thursday.
Scottsdale play host to George Town in the solitary Premier Division match, while St Pats host Lilydale and Invermay Park will be under lights for the Old Launcestonians and Perth clash.
SCOTTSDALE coach Geoff Mohr is thankful his side's bye coincided with the Easter break after a 63-point loss to Longford in round one left the Magpies squandering.
"The break has been really good after an average first round performance," he said.
"We've then been able to access what went wrong and get the required fitness into our blokes."
With a scheduling quirk meaning George Town have already played two more games than the Magpies, Saints coach Allan O'Sign is looking for his whole side to play their role after a disappointing loss to Longford in their last match.
"We had too many passengers last week and at this level, we need to have 22 contributors," O'Sign said.
"With such an even competition at this stage of the year, having a couple of players off their game won't go your way."
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PERTH faced the reigning premiers East Coast in a reality check for the division one Magpies last round and coach Josh Holton is looking to get back on the winners list with up to six changes to their side against Old Launcestonians.
"We had a good first half but really dropped away quickly," Holton said.
"Old Ls are a good quality side in red hot form. They thumped us last year at Invermay Park and then we returned the favour at home."
Coming off the bye and the Easter break, Old Launcestonians' coach Paul Beechey is interested to see how his side will perform after not playing competitive football for more than two and a half weeks.
"We haven't played in 19 days and it's not ideal for us," he said.
"We've got to find a way to keep our momentum rolling and hopefully a hard Tuesday session can get them into shape."
ST PATS coach Alex Russell said the break was good to have for his club prior to their Anzac showdown with Lilydale.
With the match an opportunity to strengthen the clubs' partnership with St Patrick's College, a bugler from the school will perform the traditional Last Post.
"We've had some good, close games in the past and Lilydale's form suggests they are stronger with last year. With blokes like Bardenhagen and Sonny Whiting in full force, they will be hard to stop."
While competing for the memories of Lilydale locals who fought in the World Wars, Colin Lockhart hopes the Demons can step it up against their close rivals.
"There's a bit of a finals feel about this game isn't there? There's two teams who want to make the top three, fighting it out on Anzac Day.
"St Pats are able to use their home ground as an advantage, so for us it's about playing on a ground completely different to ours."