Indigenous Recognition Match Highlights Round 12

The IPS Indigenous Recognition Match between Carey Park and Collie Eagles highlights round twelve of the Dale Alcock Homes, South West Football League, when the two teams do battle in the traditional match on Sunday at Kelly Park.

Bianca Hart with one of the specially designed footballs for this weekend.

The match has been played for many seasons, with both teams having striking Indigenous jumpers for the match.  Before each match on Sunday a special guest will toss the coin, while a Welcome to Country Ceremony will also be held prior to the League Game.

Meanwhile at Hands Oval on Saturday, a Smoking Ceremony will take place prior to the League Match.  A smoking ceremony is an ancient custom among some Aboriginal Australians that involves smouldering various native plants to produce smoke.  This herbal smoke is believed to have cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits.

The match itself promises to be a great one, featuring the Tigers (third) and Hawks (second).  The Tigers will be hoping for a home town win to stay in touch with the Hawks and Bulldogs, while the Hawks will be hoping to extend their winning ways, with the Green and Golds hosting Bunbury the week after at Gloucester Park.  The League match commences at 2.20pm.

In other Games, Harvey Brunswick Leschenault will host Harvey Bulls at Brunswick Oval on Saturday, with the Bulls hoping for a change of fortunes, having lost their last three games all by four points, having won the match before that against the Hawks by 2 points.

Donnybrook and Eaton Boomers find themselves at the bottom of the ladder, with both hoping to improve their position when they do battle at VC Mitchell Park on Sunday.  In the final game of the round, Bunbury will host Busselton in what promises to be a great game.