PORT ADELAIDE teammates Robbie Gray and Scott Lycett will become opponents for a day after both were named in the State of Origin Bushfire Relief match which will take place at Marvel Stadium on Friday 28 February.
Gray has been selected in the Victoria squad - which will include Richmond superstar Dustin Martin - while South Australian born Lycett will represent the All Stars.
The coaching staff for each team was revealed on Monday morning, with Power senior assistant coach Michael Voss joining Sydney premiership coach John Longmire, Gold Coast senior coach Stuart Dew GWS assistant Mark McVeigh, Western Bulldogs assistant Joel Corey and Sydney assistant Dean Cox in the All Stars box.
Victoria coach Damien Hardwick will be assisted by four-time premiership coach Alastair Clarkson, Richmond assistant Adam Kingsley, Gold Coast assistant Dean Solomon and Collingwood assistant Robert Harvey.
Both squads will train at Marvel Stadium on Thursday 27 February before the following night’s double-header, starting with Collingwood v Melbourne in round 4 of the AFLW followed by the State of Origin clash.
Victoria v All Stars will be broadcast on Channel Seven, Fox Footy, the AFL Live Official App, Kayo and various radio partners.
Money raised from the star-powered game will be contributed to a Community Relief Fund set-up by the AFL to help rebuild football facilities ripped apart by the national bushfire crisis.
The AFL ($1.35m) – in association with the clubs ($900,000) and AFL Players Association ($250,000) – have committed a $2.5million donation.
A total of $1m will provide immediate emergency assistance through the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund. An additional $1.5m will kickstart the Community Relief Fund for grassroots facilities.
Tickets to attend the game can be purchased through Ticketmaster.