Not many Brownlow medallists play Tasmanian country football.

Even fewer have pulled on the boots 25 years after they won the honour.

It was the novel nature of Tony Liberatore's NWFA debut, and a fundraising event for a good cause that saw a huge crowd gather at Haywoods Reserve on Saturday.

Liberatore's appearance and that of ex-Melbourne champion Brian Dixon at a post-game function helped the club to raise at least $10,000 to combat motor neurone disease.

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