Posted: 23 October, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Reports The Good Friday Fixture Has Been Confirmed
The Herald Sun has reported.
North Melbourne will reportedly play a match on Good Friday next season.
The Herald Sun has reported the Kangaroos have been given the go-ahead in what would be football's first Good Friday clash.
North Melbourne has helped spearhead the Good Friday football campaign, with chief executive Carl Dilena previously saying the club has urged for the fixture.
"We're still super keen. We've been pushing it for quite some time as you know," he told AFL.com.au back in March.
"So certainly if the AFL decides the time's right for football on Good Friday we definitely want to be part of it."
The Herald Sun also reported their likely opponent would be the Western Bulldogs, with the premiers ousting Carlton and St Kilda for what is likely to be a late afternoon fixture to tie in with the Good Friday Appeal.
However, the report suggests the two competitors will almost certainly rotate.
Gillon McLachlan had previously noted the levels of enthusiasm and support for a Good Friday fixture in the AFL had grown.
"There's no impediment at commission level, and a level of enthusiasm to do it," he said.
"The commission has given us the ability to schedule on Good Friday. There's momentum.
"A final decision will be made through the fixture process."