The Barbarians and Armidale Blues went head-to-head on Saturday but it wasn't just the rugby union on display which impressed the crowd.
Both teams donned commemorative NAIDOC-themed jerseys which were auctioned off and sold post-match to raise funds for the Nanyapura PCYC boxing program and Can Assist.
The Barbarians hosted the clash and Blues co-coach Luke Stephen applauded the efforts of everyone involved.
"It was a big day for both clubs with the massive amount of work done Will Green and Bruce Dennison from both clubs," he said.
"To be part of such a good day, which raised money for a cause, was great to be part of. And the footy was played in good spirits.
"We were just really happy to be part of a good day."
While off-the-field, local charities won, on-the-field, it was the Blues who emerged victorious after overcoming a 13-8 half-time deficit to win 25-16.
Stephen praised his team's resilience in the win.
"Barbarians came out with a lot of the ball and possession in the first 40 minutes and put us under a lot of pressure defensively which we were able to withstand," he said.
"To hold them to 13 points in first-half was a win with how much ball they had and how we were slow to start.
"In that second-half we were able control possession, build pressure and get points. We had the ball for long periods and were able to grind that game out."
The Blues sealed their finals fate with the win and Stephen and co-coach Mark Charter are aiming to put the finishing touches on their game plan in the remaining three fixtures.
"It is a case now of building towards to whatever the rest of the season has for us," Stephen said.
"It is encouraging to get the win, our focus now is solely on Albies for our next game."
In the other match at Bellevue Oval, a rusty Robb College were pipped by Tamworth 37-31.
University holidays meant the college teams haven't had ideal preparations, with no training in the three weeks prior to the round 12 fixtures.
The reigning premiers and current competition leaders, Robb, were also without a host of regular players through injury.