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AFL come together for bushfire appeal

The AFL's best will come together to stage a State of Origin Victoria v the All-Stars clash in Melbourne on February 28 to raise funds for the Victorian bushfire appeal.

$2.5million has been donated by the AFL in-conjunction with its clubs and the AFLPA to help with the fundraising effort.

AFL CEO Gill McLachlan said the game wanted to help.

"Our industry is heartbroken by the devastation that the fires are causing around the country and our clubs and players have suggested a number of initiatives where we can support affected communities in the short and longer term as they deal with the aftermath of these fires, McLachlan said.

"A game of footy can't change what has happened but it is a way for all of our clubs, our players and our fans to acknowledge the incredible sacrifice that so many have made in battling the fires and to support those communities that have been impacted by the bushfires."

All parties will also look to raise further funds in initiatives around the match itself and through the AFLW competition.

IMAGE: The Herald Sun.


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