The Blue Ribbon Cup will be on the line on Thursday night when Melbourne City FC host Adelaide United at AAMI Park.
Each year since 2011, City has hosted the Blue Ribbon Cup at a selected A-League home match.
The Cup is a way to help recognise and remember the ultimate sacrifice made by every Victorian Police member who has died in the line of duty. It is also a chance to recognise and appreciate the work of the Blue Ribbon Foundation.
The Blue Ribbon Cup Best on Ground Award is named in memory of Senior Constable Tony Clarke, an avid football supporter, husband and father, who was murdered after a routine traffic stop to administer a preliminary breath test in Launching Place in the early hours of Sunday 24th April, 2005.
Senior Constable Clarke was a dedicated police member who was highly regarded by his colleagues and superiors. Tony was an active Victoria Police Soccer Club playing member and an avid Liverpool supporter.
Remembering his life, sporting passion and sacrifice through football means so much. Tony’s father, John Clarke, and son Connor Hogarth-Clarke, will present the Tony Clarke Award at the conclusion of the match to the played judged best-afield.
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