THEY have not played each other since 2011 but on Easter Thursday James Kelly and Leon Davis will once again tie up their football boots and head into battle.
Former Geelong and Essendon midfielder Kelly will play for Tyrendarra, while ex-Collingwood livewire Davis will coach Heathmere in the night game at Yumbah Oval on April 18.
The pair's last season together in the AFL resulted in both players being named in the All-Australian team.
Tyrendarra vice-president Luke Thorpe said the South West District league club was pleased to secure the three-time Cats premiership player's service after a number of phone calls.
"It's great for community club to have someone of such a high regard to come play a game for us," he said.
"He hasn't played a game since he finished with Essendon (in 2017). He is a down-to-earth bloke and he was really keen to have a run around and we locked him in for Easter Thursday, which is the biggest game of the season for the club."
Darras president Andrew Welfare said the anticipation for next week's game had already begn to build.
"It's an amazing feeling around the place at the moment and I think it was also there a bit playing against Coleraine last week as the boys seemed to grow a foot," he said.
"All the players will get a big buzz from him playing but all he (Kelly) is worried about is getting a kick. They will enjoy playing with someone of his experience."
The Darras currently lead the competition after one round and play Cavendish on Saturday.
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