Shaun Atley of the Kangaroos is tackled by Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs during the round six AFL match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on April 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Good Friday footy set to get green light

The Kangaroos are set to have their wish granted and will play in the AFL’s first Good Friday game next season.

North Melbourne has long campaigned to play on Good Friday, with the AFL up until now choosing not play football on the religious day.

The Herald Sun reports that the Roos will be confirmed to play against the Western Bulldogs on Good Friday when the full 2017 fixture is released on Thursday.

The Dogs reportedly beat out both Carlton and St Kilda in a bid to play in the standalone twilight match.

However, it appears likely that the two teams playing on the day which change every year.

The game is expected to be played at Etihad Stadium at around 4pm.

Good Friday falls on April 14 in 2017, meaning the match will take place in Round 4.