MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 05: Gary Ablett of the Cats celebrates a goal during the 2019 AFL round 07 match between the Geelong Cats and the Essendon Bombers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 05, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

AFL great Gary Ablett jr is set to represent Ovens and Murray Football League side Myrtleford in 2024 in a one-off game for the Victorian local club.

Ablett has plied his trade at the grassroots level on multiple occasions since calling time on his career in 2020 after 357 games with Geelong and Gold Coast.

The two-time Brownlow Medal winner has played in Cairns and the Northern Territory since hanging up the boots, while he also featured for Victorian clubs Creswick and Drouin this year.

Playing with the latter, Ablett followed in the footsteps of his father and fellow legend of the game, Gary snr, who won a premiership with Drouin in 1978 prior to his illustrious 1031-goal professional career.

The 'Little Master' will walk a similar line when he links up with Myrtleford next year, with his father also playing a year with Saints in the 1980s, while his great uncle is an icon of the club.

The signing of Ablett has all but been signed off, according to The Border Mail, with the final details of a sole appearance set to be finalised ahead of the 2024 OMFNL season.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 26: Gary Ablett of the Cats is tackled by Chris Judd of the Blues during the round five AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Geelong Cats at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 26, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Myrtleford endured a difficult season this year, managing one win from their 16 games in 2023 to finish last on the ladder.

Ablett managed to double Creswick's win count midway through this yer with his appearance for the Central Highland Football League outfit, while his 25 disposals and two goals for Drouin weren't enough to help the struggling Hawks conjure a win.

The 39-year-old has an unmatched trophy cabinet following his 19-year AFL career, having claimed a pair of premierships, two Brownlow Medals, five AFLPA MVP Awards, three AFLCA Champion Player of the Year titles, eight All-Australian selections and a total of six best and fairest awards.