Two-time Brownlow Medal winner Gary Ablett Jnr will lace up the boots for the second time in as many years, with Queensland club the Central Trinity Beach Bulldogs signing 'the little master' for a one-off game.

The former Cat and Sun will play in the Bulldogs' Round 4 clash against the North Cairns Tigers on Saturday, May 6 in what will be a highly-anticipated showing for the league and Central Trinity Beach.

The Bulldogs confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Ablett will make an appearance at Crathern Park.

"Centrals Trinity Beach Football Club would like to announce that “the little master” Gary Ablett Jnr will be pulling on the Centrals Jumper in round 4 against North Cairns in a one off game," a club post reads.

"We look forward to welcoming Gary and his family to the club and I'm sure we can all agree his presence amongst the AFL Cairns community is going to be incredible for footy in Far North Queensland!"

Ablett played his first game since retiring in 2020 last year with Northern Territory club Palmerston, where he linked up in several avenues to goal before suffering a calf complaint.

“It was really good to come up here and I'm just so thankful to Palmerston for all they've done to organise this and support my family,” Ablett told News Corp after his performance.

“We've really enjoyed our time here, would have been good to get the win, but really great group of guys that I got to train with and play with.

“I did my calf in the second quarter, so I won't be back next week, I made sure to run out the game but the body is telling me it's not up to this level of footy anymore.

“But I had a lot of fun, and who knows, maybe another game in the future.”

The 38-year-old brings with him 357 games of AFL experience, as well as two premierships, five AFLPA MVP awards, three AFLCA Champion Player awards, eight All-Australian selections and six best and fairests.