The start of the AFL season is closing in fast with the Cats to take on the Blues at Ikon Park on Thursday, 22 February from 11.30 am.

Entry is FREE for fans of both clubs, with gates to open at 10.00am via Gates 5 and 6.

The match simulation will consist of eight 20 minute periods, with the club’s VFL sides to do battle between periods five and eight.

The game will be broadcast on Kayo from 11.30am and fans can also tune in to K rock Football from 11am by clicking here

The Geelong Cats squad will be released at 5pm Wednesday.