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Country Festival curtain raiser

Kevin Sheedy with Jason Davenport (left) of the Geelong Football Netball League and Rikki Johnston (right) of the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League. Pic: Michael Klein

The top-ranked Victorian country football leagues will do battle in a curtain raiser at the MCG this Saturday, ahead of Essendon’s clash with Geelong.

In a match showcasing some of the best country football talent, the number one ranked Geelong Football Netball League will take on the second placed Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football Netball League.

Both sides will feature former AFL players, seasoned country stars and emerging talent hoping to earn higher honours.

The match forms part of the Country Festival that will take place on Saturday.

The curtain raiser gets underway at 3pm.