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HARBORD DIGGERS TO HOST ITS TRADITIONAL 2UP – BIGGEST IN SYDNEY

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ANZAC Day 2UP at iconic Harbord Diggers, Freshwater Sydney

A TWO-UP LIKE NO OTHER: HARBORD DIGGERS TO HOST ITS ICONIC ANZAC DAY TRADITION

 Freshwater’s beloved Harbord Diggers is set to host its annual game of two-up on Thursday 25 April, as part of its ANZAC Day commemorations. Renowned as Sydney’s biggest two-up game, this gathering holds special significance as a tribute to the sacrifices of our servicemen and women, with a portion of ticket sales to be donated to Wounded Heroes Australia.

Nestled amidst the scenic landscape of Freshwater's headland on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the two-up game will be hosted across the Ocean Terrace and Lumsdaine Drive, offering attendees exclusive access to designated bars, food and seating. From 12pm to 6pm, guests will be able to participate in the two-up game, hosted by ringmaster Matty ‘V’ Vandenbergh.

To join the commemoration, attendees are required to secure a club membership and a $10 ticket for the event. Those wishing to attend, can purchase tickets online on the Harbord Diggers website.

“Two-up is more than just a game, it’s a living tribute to our ANZACs and their enduring legacy. It’s a privilege to provide a space where our community can come together, share stories and pay homage to those who have served our country,” said Mounties Group President John Dean.

Originating in the trenches of World War I and later popularised by returned servicemen, two-up has become an integral part of Australian culture. For Harbord Diggers, founded by a group of World War I servicemen on Freshwater Beach, ANZAC Day holds profound significance.

Beyond offering Sydney-siders the opportunity to participate in one of the city’s largest two-up games, this event serves as a meaningful way to honour and support past and present veterans.

Ticket sales will help support Wounded Heroes Australia, a charity organisation dedicated to providing crisis support to current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force veterans and their families. Through practical assistance, the organisation strives to alleviate financial, emotional and personal hardships faced by those who have bravely served our nation.

“Beyond the spirit of the game itself, the ANZAC Day two-up event at Harbord Diggers is a meaningful opportunity to support our veterans,” added Mr Dean.

“With a portion of ticket sales dedicated to Wounded Heroes Australia, attendees not only participate in a cherished tradition but also contribute to providing vital assistance to those who have served our country,” he concluded.

Aside from the two-up game, Harbord Diggers will host a family-friendly ANZAC Day commemoration service from 8am. The morning service commences with a march, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and performances. Following the ceremony, children will not be permitted entry into Harbord Diggers from 11am.

For more information or to secure a ticket visit www.harborddiggers.com.au/whats-on/anzac-day.

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Key Facts:

Harbord Diggers is renowned for its 2UP being the biggest ring in Sydney and even NSW.

It’s an ANZAC Day tradition and Sydneysiders flock to Harbord Diggers for one of the Northern Beaches BIGGEST two-up game, hosted by resident ringmaster Matty V Vandenbergh. 

The annual ritual delivers an unrivalled atmosphere as thousands gather around Australia’s most picturesque two-up ring on the stunning Freshwater headland. 


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Media permitted to take footage on the day from a good high vantage point.

Katey White
E: kwhite@brilliantlogic.com.au
P: 0422 639 093

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