Anzac clash set to be a thriller

Jason Salecic marks for the Falcons the last time they played Swan Districts in 2012. Picture: Belinda Taylor Photography
Jason Salecic marks for the Falcons the last time they played Swan Districts in 2012. Picture: Belinda Taylor Photography

Bouncedown for the much-hyped league match will be from 3.15pm at Arena Joondalup, with the reserves at 12.40am and colts at 6.15pm.

The Magpies-Bombers contest begins at 12.40pm.

West Perth president Brett Raponi is expecting close to 6000 people for the clubs’ inaugural clash, which is set to be an annual tradition.

‘We were fortunate and grateful that the WAFL sees value in the West Perth crowds at Arena and Swan Districts pull (crowds) well as well,’ he said.

The Falcons and Swans are the WAFL’s biggest crowd-pullers, making the atmosphere for this Thursday’s match an exciting prospect.

Fifth-placed Swan Districts will provide a strong indication of where West Perth stands among the best teams in the competition.

The Falcons sit second, having beaten the bottom four sides, but lost to league leaders Claremont by 19 points on Saturday in their first big test of 2013.