MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30: Travis Cloke of the Magpies kicks the ball during the 2016 AFL Round 19 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 30, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Former Collingwood and Western Bulldogs forward Travis Cloke will return to footy in the upcoming EJ Whitten Legends game at the Adelaide Oval.

Cloke, 31, who retired in 2017 after one season at the Bulldogs, will don the Big V jersey alongside other stars of yesteryear on August 31.

“It’s been great playing local footy this year but I’m really looking forward to pulling on the Victorian jumper and playing alongside some AFL legends at the Adelaide Oval,” Cloke told The Herald Sun. 

“There are quite a few recently retired AFL greats who have put up their hand to play this year, so I think there will be some serious competition on the night.”

Former North Melbourne and West Coast forward Drew Petrie will also make his return, representing Victoria.

Since the first game in 1996, the Legends game has raised in excess of $13 million for the EJ Whitten Foundation.

EJ Whitten Legends Game squads


Coach: Terry Wallace

Captain: Brad Johnson

Adem Yze, Anthony Koutoufides, Austinn Jones, Ben Johnson, Brad Johnson, Brett Montgomery, Campbell Brown, Chris Johnson, Daniel Giansiracusa, Daniel Harford, Drew Petrie, Dustin Fletcher, Jason Johnson, Jess Sinclair, Joel Smith, Josh Gibson, Jude Bolton, Luke Power, Mark Graham, Matthew Lappin, Matthew Primus, Paul Dimattina, Ted Richards, Tony Brown, Travis Cloke, Tom Lonergan, Tony Liberatore, Will Minson


Coach: Malcolm Blight

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Captain: Chad Cornes

Adam Cooney, Adrian Fletcher, Alan Didak, Andrew Embley, Andrew Jarman, Andrew McLeod, Ash McGrath, Brent Staker, Brett Ebert, Brian Lake, Cameron Mooney, Chad Cornes, Daniel Motlop, Darryl White, Dean Brogan, Dennis Armfield, Lewis Roberts-Thompson, Mark Bickley, Nathan Bock, Paul Haselby, Paul Williams, Phil Matera, Richard Champion, Scott Thompson, Sean Wellman, Shaun McManus, Shaun Smith, Tony Modra, Troy Luff