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Country Festival presented by Powercor



 

 

In 2017, the Geelong and Essendon Football Club's will face off in the second year of AFL's newest marquee match-up, the Country Festival 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.

2017 matches

2017 JLT Series Game

Essendon v Geelong Cats

Sunday March 12 - 4.10pm

Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo

Presented by Powercor

 

2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Season

Essendon v Geelong Cats

Round 8 - Saturday May 13 - 7.25pm

MCG

Presented by Powercor

 

 

 

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Best of the bush to play before Cats v Bombers

Childhood dreams will become a reality for a number of community footballers

5:42pm  Mar 21, 2017

Cats and Bombers launch Powercor Country Festival

Tom Hawkins and Zach Merrett took part in whip-cracking at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds ahead of Sunday's game in Bendigo

8:38pm  Mar 9, 2017

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