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CFA vols tear up the MCG
On Saturday 17 May, 57,000 sports fans came to watch over 50 CFA volunteers play a half time match at the MCG.
As part of National Volunteer Week 2014, CFA partnered with the AFL Multicultural Team to organise for over 80 CFA volunteers to play a half time match, and/or watch the thriller of Richmond vs Melbourne, in an emotional tribute game for the late Tommy Hafey.
Judging by the crowd's reaction, this was the greatest match ever played on the MCG by CFA volunteers. Our volunteers (four teams playing two matches at the same time) played for approximately 15 minutes across the middle of the MCG in warm, overcast conditions. Displaying flashes of brilliance, some players complained that the MCG wasn't big enough for their expansive brand of football, while others used the overcast conditions as an excuse for running out of fitness 78 seconds into the game. All hamstrings remained intact.
More seriously, the AFL said the group were one of the best they have had through, with good skills and great attitude and that CFA were always welcome back. AFL also paid tribute to the invaluable work of CFA volunteers during National Volunteer Week.
“This is a once in a life time achievement, I've always wanted to play on the MCG but never knew it would be possible through the CFA” Tyson Thomson from Euroa brigade said.
Thanks to everyone who attended and assisted, was a fantastic day.