PREPARATIONS for former AFL superstar Brendan Fevola's match with Edenhope-Apsley on Saturday are nearly complete.
Fevola will fly into Edenhope on Saturday morning on a plane sponsored by a club supporter.
The match, which pits Edenhope-Apsley against Noradjuha-Quantong, will begin at 2pm.
After the match Fevola will stay for a club function and will sign and auction several Saints jumpers.
A special marquee will be erected for patrons with premium tickets.
Fevola will mix with patrons in the marquee before the match. Fevola played for the Carlton Blues and Brisbane Lions in a 204-game AFL career, which saw him boot 623 goals and win the Coleman Medal twice.
He currently plays for Yarrawonga in the Ovens and Murray Football Netball League but has received a one-match clearance to play for the Saints on Saturday.
Edenhope-Apsley official Emma Forster said the club would be ready for the match.
"This week, everything has kicked up another speed really," she said.
"We had the marquee put up and everyone is getting time off to just help around the club painting things, making sure the lawns are mowed and making sure the club is looking really good.
"It's amazing how everyone is coming together and helping out."
Forster said Fevola was excited to come to Edenhope and meet the people of the town.
She said the club was anticipating a huge crowd, with a 23-degree maximum forecast for Saturday.
"I had a couple from Melbourne calling asking for marquee tickets," she said.
"They heard it on the radio and also from some people in Bendigo, so there's obviously a lot of talk around, which is really good for us."