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Hawk fined for high hit

Hawthorn's Liam Shiels has escaped suspension for his late, high hit on Geelong's Darcy Lang

4:37pm  Feb 20, 2017

JLT1: Storylines revisited

The Cats' opening fixture of the JLT Community Series had a number of storylines

3:16pm  Feb 20, 2017

JLT1: New Cats rated

An overview of how each new Cat fared in their first outing of the JLT Community Series

12:44pm  Feb 20, 2017

Country Program presented by Powercor

 

Starting in 2016, the Geelong and Essendon Football Club's will face off in the AFL's newest marquee match-up, the Country Game presented by Powercor.

There will be a preseason and regular season game to celebrate the contribution of regional communities to Australian society and highlight the significant contribution of country people to Australian rules football.

2016 matches

2016 AFL nab Challenge 

Essendon v Geelong Cats

Saturday March 5 - 2.05pm

Deakin Reserve, Shepparton

Presented by Powercor

 

2016 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

Essendon v Geelong Cats

Round 4 - Saturday April 16 - 1.45pm

MCG

Presented by Powercor

 

 

 

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Cats and Bombers launch 'Country Game'

Geelong and Essendon will play annual matches to celebrate all that is great about regional Australia

7:20am  Oct 27, 2015

Cats' Team of the Country

The best Cats players from the country have been selected and the team will leave you speechless

1:36pm  Apr 13, 2016

Stanley enjoying time in the country

Rhys Stanley is looking forward to getting back to his country footy roots when he runs out for the Cats against Essendon in Shepparton

3:09pm  Mar 4, 2016

Lonergan: Why I love country footy

Cats' defender Tom Lonergan writes for the AFLPA on his love of country football and the game's importance to regional communities.

4:15pm  Apr 15, 2016

Country guernsey revealed

The Cats have unveiled their Country Guernsey, which celebrates the region's primary industries

10:51am  Apr 13, 2016

Bessie and Birregurra's boy

Lachie Henderson reflects on his country upbringing ahead of this weekend's Powercor Country Program.

4:29pm  Apr 12, 2016

Gallery: Cats in the Goulburn Valley

The boys have been out and about during the club's Australia Post Community Camp in the north of the state

3:33pm  Mar 4, 2016

Cats and Dons to honour CFA

Geelong and Essendon will partner with the Country Fire Authority as a part of the Powercor Country Program

8:47am  Mar 4, 2016

Gallery: Country Program launch

Check out the best pics from the launch of the Powercor Country Program at the MCG on Monday

9:52am  Mar 1, 2016

Cats en route to the Goulburn Valley

The Cats will take over the Goulburn Valley this weekend as part of the 2016 Australia Post Community Camps program.

4:33pm  Mar 2, 2016