Posted: 28 January, 2015
All 72 Aboriginal players in the AFL are expected to descend on Perth next month for a week-long camp building to a match with the West Coast Eagles
Franklin in Round 8, 2014. (Photo: AFL Media)
The AFL is looking to replicate the success of the NRL's indigenous All Stars game, by setting up a camp where more than 70 Aboriginal stars will attend ahead of a game against the West Coast Eagles in Perth on February 20.
The NRL has found a winning concept with their pre-season indigenous All Stars clash against the NRL All Stars that this year will take place on February 13 on the Gold Coast.
The AFL's version will take place at Leederville's Medibank Stadium with the larger Patersons Stadium unavailable due to a One Direction concert.
But it will be the culmination of a week-long camp in Perth where all indigenous players on AFL lists are expected to attend.
The AFL is confident all 72 of the AFL's indigenous players will attend, including Lance Franklin.