COULD Brendan Fevola prove to be the secret weapon that finally ends Kangaroo Flat's long-running torture at the hands of Golden Square in the Bendigo Football League?
Kangaroo Flat announced on Wednesday two-time AFL Coleman medallist Fevola would line-up for the Roos in their Good Friday clash under lights with Golden Square at Beck Legal Oval on Friday, April 18.
"We think it's a fairly potent forward line we'll be able to put out that night with Fev there," Kangaroo Flat coach Jason Stevens said.
We think it's a fairly potent forward line we'll be able to put out that night with Fev there
"To have a gun player like Fev drop in for a game was just too good to refuse."
Fevola was one of the guest speakers, along with Wayne Carey, at the Roos' season launch last Saturday night.
"As a committee this was something we'd been discussing since September, but it certainly swung into full gear last Saturday night," Stevens said.
"Fev enjoyed the footy club and has a link having played in a premiership at Yarrawonga with Corey Greer (Kangaroo Flat recruit)."
Fevola's inclusion may just be the boost the Roos need to finally topple five-time defending premiers Golden Square for the first time in more than a decade.
The Roos haven't beaten Golden Square since round eight, 2001, when they won by 21 points. They have since lost their past 26 games against the Bulldogs by an average of 78 points.
The controversial Fevola played 204 AFL games for Carlton and Brisbane between 1999 and 2010 and kicked 623 goals.
He won the Coleman Medal for Carlton in 2006 and 2009 and is a three-time All-Australian.
Now 33, Fevola plays with Yarrawonga in the Ovens and Murray Football League and will this year coach the O and M inter-league team.
"It's going to be a good chance for our forwards to learn a bit off him that night," Stevens said.
"He can teach the guys how to use their bodies in certain situations, which will be great for our younger forwards like Brayden Knox and Corbin Fleming.
"If they can learn a little bit about how Fev goes about it as a forward, it's only going to benefit their football."
The Roos will hold a range of entertainment events at the Good Friday game, with plans for Fevola to help run a pre-game Auskick clinic.
"This is going to be huge for our football club and is just the injection we need as we move forward after finishing at the bottom of the ladder last year. It's a great coup for our club," Kangaroo Flat president Rob Clohesy said.