Magpies pay homage to traditional owners in Indigenous round

MFNCʼS Connor OʼShea and Ellie Wright don their Indigenous clash colours ahead of the weekendʼs themed round.

Maryborough Football Netball Club will be donning a different design this weekend, paying homage to the traditional custodians of the land.

Round seven of the Bendigo Football Netball League’s (BFNL) 2019 season is Indigenous round which pays respect to the Dja Dja Wurrung people and coincides with National Reconciliation Week from May 27 to June 3.

The theme of this year’s National Reconciliation Week is grounded in truth and aims to create an extensive and honest telling of Australia’s colonial history.

The BFNL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round follows in the footsteps of the AFL and has been developed through partnerships with Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC) and AFL Central Victoria.

The match brings together both aboriginal and non-aboriginal people and provides an opportunity for learning and paying recognition to the living aboriginal culture of the traditional owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung.

BFNL manager Cameron Tomlins said the league is looking forward to another successful Indigenous round.

“We are once again thrilled to partner with the Dja Dja Wurrung people to present the BFNL’s Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round,” he said.

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