Arguably the greatest player to ever play AFL, Gary Ablett Jr., will feature for country Victorian side Drouin next month as part of the club's Indigenous Day celebrations.

Ablett's presence will be a major boost for the last-placed Hawks, who have recorded one win from their 11 matches so far in 2023.

The two-time Brownlow Medal winner recently featured for Central Highland Football League outfit Creswick, playing a role in the Saints' win last Saturday to bring the local club their second victory of the year.

The former Geelong and Gold Coast champion will now turn his attention to steering Drouin to their next win, with Ablett to play in the club's Round 13 clash with Morwell at Drouin Recreation Reserve on July 15.

The Gippsland-based club shared the news on Sunday that Ablett will be pulling on the boots as a Hawk - the same club where his father began his career as a junior and won a premiership in 1978.


Ablett Junior's appearance in the maroon and gold will come on the day the club celebrates 'Indigenous Day' and will be looking to raise money for Compassion Australia.

Separately, Ablett's match-worn Geelong 2009 premiership jumper is to be auctioned off to raise awareness and funds towards Compassion Australia the Mums and Babies Appeal.

Ablett played 357 games in the AFL from 2002-2020, booting 445 goals and collecting two premierships, two Brownlow Medals, eight All-Australian selections, and six best and fairest awards for his time with Geelong and Gold Coast.