Carlton great Brendan Fevola will don the blue again, but this time for Coolangatta on Sunday, June 26.
Carlton great Brendan Fevola will don the blue again, but this time for Coolangatta on Sunday, June 26. MARTIN PHILBEY

Fevolution for Coolangatta

AFL and Carlton icon Brendan Fevola will wear the famous navy blue one more time when he plays a one-off game for Coolangatta Tweed on Sunday.

Fevola, who kicked 623 goals during his 204 AFL games for Carlton and the Brisbane Lions, answered the Blues’ call and will link up with Coolangatta for their Round 12 Queensland Football Association South (QFA) match against Coorparoo.

Fevola is known for his flair, character and an almost unmatched talent which Coolangatta president Howard Battye hoped would bring a huge crowd to Len Peak Oval.

“It’s going to be a beauty and it’s rolling along nicely,” Battye said.

“We’ve had plenty of enquiries about it and we’re expecting lots of people.”

Fevola’s fall from grace at the end of his AFL playing career is well documented, but despite his setbacks, Fevola, still only 35, has lost none of his talent.

Brendan Fevola during his playing days with the Brisbane Lions
Brendan Fevola during his playing days with the Brisbane Lions MARTIN PHILBEY

Post AFL, he has played in premierships with Victorian Ovens and Murray League’s Yarrawonga and just this year, a fit and trim Fevola joined Deer Park in the Western Region Football League.

“He’s still got it and he could still be playing AFL,” Battye said.

“It’s a credit to him how he’s fought back. He’s killing it around the country and he’s very marketable.”

Fevola will provide the Blues – who are struggling in eighth with just one win from 11 games – with significant firepower when they take on ladder-leader Coorparoo.

Battye said everyone on the list couldn’t wait to play with Fevola.

“It’s fever pitch around the club and the boys are so keen for the game,” Battye said.

“They’ve realised they’ve got a once in a lifetime opportunity with a gun full-forward.”

Fevola’s appearance will be his first for a local club outside of Victoria and Tasmania and his first match in Queensland since 2010.

The match is a stand-alone fixture for the league and Fevola will host a Sportsman Luncheon from 11am at the Kirra Sports Club, prior to the game at 2pm.

Call 0422 553 501.



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