A big day of footy will take place at Kurri Kurri Sportsground on Saturday when the Cessnock Goannas and the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs line up in all grades to contest the annual Charity Shield.
The event was introduced in 2003, with the club that accumulates the most wins for the day taking home the shield.
The honours are currently tied at 7-7 (the 2013 event was washed out).
Kurri Kurri currently holds the shield, winning the 2017 gala day with 21.5 points to Cessnock’s 19.5.
Saturday’s games start with the under-sixes and under-sevens at 8.30am, with first grade kicking off at 7pm.
This year’s beneficiary is the Hunter Melanoma Foundation. Entry is by gold coin.