A host of WA footy legends are coming together for an All Stars Charity game this month

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A host of Western Australian ex-AFL players will be kicking for a cause in a couple of weeks at the WA All Stars Charity Game, presented by local mental health charity Happiness Co Foundation.

Taking place on Saturday 17 February at Leederville Oval, the game will see All-Australian champions Matthew Pavlich and Alex Rance go head-to-head as captains.

And they’ll be backed by a long lineup of former players including Brownlow Medal winner Matt Priddis, Robert Murphy, Troy Cook, Andrew Embley, Chance Bateman, David Zaharakis, Brett Peake, Adam Selwood and Will Schofield.

The action won’t just be on the field though, as it’ll be a big day of fun for the whole family with pop-up bars, food stalls, live bands, DJs and kid-friendly zones.

L-R: Michael Braun, Andrew Embley, Julian Pace (Happiness Co CEO), Matthew Pavlic and Brett Peake.

“This will be the first game of footy I’ve played since I retired, so it’s gonna be an interesting one,” said Pavlich.

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“For people coming down they’re going to have a lot of fun, watch some ex-players who are a bit older, a bit slower… But they’re supporting a great cause – mental health awareness in our community.”

The Happiness Co. Foundation takes an action-over-awareness approach – understanding the importance of holistic methods to make a lasting positive impact.

The foundation is all about supporting young athletes’ lives through education via mental health workshops, mental health training for coaches, and Local Football Grants, helping clubs sponsor disadvantaged players with fees and equipment.

The WA All Stars Charity Game is happening at Leederville Oval on Saturday 17 February from 2-8pm, you can find out more and grab your tickets here.

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