A special AFL match today will not only pay respect to Anzac Day, but will also commemorate the final surviving Australian Gallipoli veteran who died in 2002.
Alec Campbell was born and raised in Launceston. He served in the 15th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force and landed in Anzac Cove in Gallipoli in August 2015.
When Mr Campbell died at age 103, he left behind a legacy as the last survivor of the Gallipoli veterans.
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A cup bearing his name will be presented to the winner of the AFL match held between Hawthorn and Adelaide at UTAS Stadium today.
Hawthorn state manager David Cox said the match was more than just sport.
"We recognise tomorrow is more than a match. Tomorrow is predominantly about Anzac Day and we have the honour of playing the game on that day," he said.
"The first thing that we need to do is put our colours aside and unite as a community to pay our respects, and reflect on the sacrifices that have been made."
Mr Cox said at the conclusion of the game, the winners would be presented the cup behind closed doors in the change rooms by the daughter of the late Mr Campbell.
RSL Tasmania's state branch vice president Geoff Leitch said both teams playing for the cup was important.
"Being an AFL supporter ... it's just a great day and it's a great thing that both clubs play for this trophy. They win it and carry it with pride," he said.
"I probably will end up with a tear in my eye at the end [of the ceremony proceedings]."
The Anzac Day AFL proceedings in Launceston will include a range of performances from the Royal Australian Navy, as well as performances and speeches from Scotch Oakburn College - where Mr Campbell attended school.
Scotch Oakburn College captain Lucy Chesterman said the event was important to the school because Mr Campbell was college alumni.
"It's very special for Scotch Oakburn to be a part of this legend and be a part of what has defined our national identity," she said.
"It's an important aspect of Anzac Day commemorations to ... remember, and be thankful for all those people who served in the war, and gave themselves to fight for our country and our freedoms."
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