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Cats hope Fev is ingredient to give boys a rev

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June 15, 2018

Former Carlton power forward Brendan Fevola will play a one-off match at Ardmona later this month. Picture: AAP

Brendan Fevola will add yet another club to his long list post the AFL, this time making the journey to Kyabram District Football League battler Ardmona.

The former Carlton and Brisbane forward will try and lift the spirits at the Cats when he takes the field against Merrigum in round 12.

Ardmona coach Luke Trevena has a clear plan for Fevola in one-off game on June 30.

‘‘I’m tipping at the moment he’ll play centre half-forward and get up in the play,’’ he said.

‘‘He’s got a long kick, so if he gets it outside 50 he can just bang it in.’’

Ardmona president Tim Magann was invited to the AFL Footy Show on Wednesday night to spin Billy Brownless’ money wheel, landing on $5000.

He received the option to take the money or secure the services former AFL player for a match with Magann choosing to increase the on-field talent.

‘‘We had an idea (something was happening), it was a great experience, he (Magann) had a ball and was a bit nervous,’’ Trevena said.

‘‘We were expecting a couple of things, but had no idea about the detail.’’

Fevola will need to take time off assistant coaching Melton South for the game, which Trevena hopes will bring plenty of supporters through the gates at Ardmona Recreation Reserve.

‘‘Hopefully we get a crowd up in attendance and the whole community can come along and have a really great day,’’ he said.

‘‘We’ve got a big function that night, so we are hoping Fev can stick around for the night and get everyone’s morale up.’’

The Cats have not won a game since 2015 and have suffered significant losses in the meantime, including being sent back to the reserves after two games last year.

Trevena was hopeful Fevola might be able to pass on some words of wisdom to his team.

‘‘Hopefully he’ll get the boys up and going during the game and teach the younger boys a bit, we’ve got a lot of younger boys, so it’ll be good to get them on the right track,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s a chance of a lifetime and all the boys at the club know that, so we’ll try and get some good numbers on the track and give everyone and opportunity to play with a bloke they’ve watched on TV for years.’’

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