Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Mack to Be Honoured

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Mack to Be Honoured

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Byline: Simon McCarthy Sports Editor

FOR two league clubs and a community ANZAC Day will not only be a chance to remember war victims and veterans, but one special member of the community who has passed on.

Mack Baker lost his life to throat cancer but is still remembered by the community he left behind.

In particular the two league clubs he played for throughout his time in Gladstone.

Baker played for both Gladstone Brothers and Calliope Rosters in his time in the region.

Mainly serving for the reserve grade side, both clubs thought it would be fitting to hold a memorial match annually

When Calliope re-entered the extended league competition both teams though it would be fitting to hold the match during the season when they meet, in Baker's honour.

Baker's family, in New Zealand, earlier this year sent a beautifully carved Maori trophy for the clubs to play for. The trophy represents two sides coming together on land (a field). "It is fitting that the two clubs Mack played for would contest the shield," said Calliope President Tony Moran. …

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