Laurimar is looking forward to the opportunity of taking centre stage on Anzac Day against Mernda in Northern Football League division 3.
In possibly the biggest game in the club’s short history, the Power will be hoping to continue its unbeaten start to the season.
Power coach Justin Sherman said it was a pretty special day for the club to be hosting a match on Anzac Day.
Doreen RSL will hold an Anzac Day service in between the seniors and reserves match, while there will be a guest speaker in attendance.
“It’s a significant day in Australian history,” Sherman said.
“We want to put on a good show for the community and honour the history of the day.
“The playing group is buzzing and for us it’s the closest thing to a grand final in the terms of a build-up to a game.
“Being able to play in it and the build-up to the game, it’s exciting for the boys.”
Sherman said there was the possibility of making the Anzac Day clash an annual game, but they would sit down and discuss that once Anzac Day was over.
A win would have the Power sitting 3-0 in an ideal start to the season.
The Power had the weekend off due to the Easter break. Sherman said it had come at a good time with a few sore bodies.
Sherman said they weren’t getting ahead of themselves.
“We don’t look too far ahead and we’re staying in the moment, taking it one week at a time.
“There’s a lot of improvement as a team to come. We’re looking at Anzac first and foremost and hopefully we can continue to play a consistent brand of footy.”
Sherman, who has played the first two rounds, after coaching from the sidelines last year, said they had been really happy with the squad they had put together this year.
He said after developing the group the past couple of years, they’ve added a bit more experience to surround the existing players.
“We brought in a couple of senior players,” he said.
“They’ve been fantastic for the development of the younger players. It allows us to have some more leadership over all the lines.
“There’s a really good balance of senior players, middle age and young players.
“We’re more balanced across the park.”
The Power and Demons won’t be the only teams in action on Thursday.
Reservoir host Lalor in the other division 3 Anzac Day match.
In division 2, Diamond Creek plays Epping, Thomastown hosts Fitzroy Stars and Banyule plays St Mary’s. In division 1, Heidelberg plays Macleod.