The AFL today released the 2013 Indigenous All-Stars squad to play the Richmond Football Club on Friday, February 8 in Alice Springs, captained by Hawthorn star Lance Franklin.
Four Greater Western Sydney GIANTS players have been named in the squad including Shaun Edwards, Curtly Hampton, Gerald Ugle and Rookie Zac Williams.
Sydney Swans premiership player Michael O’Loughlin will coach the Indigenous All-Stars, assisted by Roger Hayden, Adam Goodes and Shaun Burgyone.
2013 Indigenous All-Stars squad:
Adelaide: Cameron Ellis-Yolmen, Graham Johncock, Jared Petrenko
Brisbane Lions: Ashley McGrath
Carlton: Eddie Betts
Essendon: Alwyn Davey, Courtenay Dempsey, Leroy Jetta, Nathan Lovett-Murray, Patrick Ryder
Fremantle: Jonathon Griffin, Joshua Simpson
Geelong: Bradley Hartman, Steven Motlop, Allen Christensen
Gold Coast: Harley Bennell, Jarrod Harbrow, Steven May
Greater Western Sydney: Shaun Edwards, Curtly Hampton, Gerald Ugle, Zac Williams
Hawthorn: Jed Anderson, Amos Frank, Lance Franklin, Bradley Hill
Melbourne: Aaron Davey, Neville Jetta
North Melbourne: Lindsay Thomas
Port Adelaide: Brendon Ah Chee, Jake Neade, Chad Wingard
St Kilda: Terry Milera
Sydney Swans: Tony Armstrong, Lewis Jetta
West Coast: Josh Hill, Murray Newman, Sharrod Wellingham
Western Bulldogs: Brett Goodes, Liam Jones
The final squad will be released closer to the match.
The Indigenous All-Stars v Richmond match will be played on Friday February 8, 7.00pm CST, at Traeger Park, in Alice Springs.
The National Indigenous Radio Service will broadcast the match live from 6.30pm-10.30pm local time (8pm-12 midnight AEDT). The AFL website (www.afl.com.au ), AFL Northern Territory website (www.aflnt.com.au ) and the Richmond FC website (www.richmondfc.com.au ) will LIVE video stream the match.
Tickets to the match are on sale and can be purchased by calling 08 8980 4801 or 08 8952 1670, or from the following outlets:
• Centralian Sports, Ansett Building, Parsons Street, Alice Springs
• Dymocks Book Shop, Alice Springs Plaza, Alice Springs
• Hot Stuff 4 the Sporting Buff, Shop 6/10 Polana Centre, Alice Springs
Gates at Traeger Park will be open to ticket holders from 5pm and pre-match entertainment will include a performance from Manuel Nulupani Dhurrkay from the Saltwater Band.
The Indigenous All-Stars will perform their War Cry before the game commences.
The match between the Indigenous All-Stars and Richmond Football Club is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government and is part of the Coles AFL Indigenous program.