Feds and South vying for Tony Cusack Shield

2019 Tony Cusack Shield teams

This Saturday TIO Traeger Park will play host to the annual Tony Cusack Shield when Federal meets South at 3pm.
 
The special game recognises the life-changing injury suffered by former South's Senior Men's A-Grade premiership player and club junior, Tony Cusack in 1996.
 
Twenty-four years ago when Federal and South played, Tony, who was also a premiership player with Ipolera in the community division,
sustained an injury that left him a quadriplegic.
 
It was a devastating blow for Cusack, who was also part of AFL umpire development programs after his success umpiring junior footy.
 
In 2008 the original Shield game was played between South and the Yuendumu Magpies but was moved to a fixture between South and Federal once the community teams withdrew from the town competition.
 
In 2014 the Shield was claimed by the Roos after a massive 95-point win and the Tony Cusack Medal, who is presented to the player who best plays in the spirit of the game, was bestowed on Liam Jurrah after his impressive 14-goal haul.
 
Last year, South ensured to engrave their name on the Shield once more and Bradley Turner picked up the Tony Cusack Medal.
 
A great reason to get along to the TIO CAFL this weekend!

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