CFA celebrated at AFL Country Festival 2021

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Yesterday, more than 40 CFA members from the South West region were celebrated under the spotlight at the AFL’s annual Country Festival match between the Geelong Cats and Essendon Bombers.


The Round 16 Country Festival match aimed to celebrate and recognise the impact people from regional and rural communities have on Australia and the contribution they have made to AFL.


Volunteers from the Geelong and Colac regions represented the CFA and participated in a pre-match flag ceremony at GMHBA Stadium.


As the members made their way from the ground, there was loud applause for the committed and selfless work they do to keep Victorian communities safe.

Outside the ground, the Country Festival featured sheep shearing, a petting zoo, farmers’ market and country music performers.


Performances from the Mik Macs, Country Acoustic Duo, Stan and The Davidson Brothers took place on the main stage.

Celebrations continued at halftime with a massive thank you by the stadium's broadcast team and AFL to all CFA volunteers across Victoria.


The AFL Country Festival match was first introduced in 2016. The initiative was created to raise awareness and to celebrate regional Victorians who make a difference to our nation.


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