NAIDOC week in fast approaching and the SWFL has obtained a sum of Footballs to be used for promotional purposes with all clubs across the SWFL, highlighting the important role indigenous players make to our game.
NAIDOC Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday.
The acronym NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. It has its roots in the 1938 Day of Mourning, becoming a week-long event in 1975.
The artwork depicts the green ovals played on all over the country with the blue and brown background and dots showing connection to the North and South of WA. Three large lines with white dots show the roads travelled by many family and community to different towns and country ovals for the love of football. The small while lines join the communities and football ovals connecting to the main roads and smaller country roads. (Gertina Hayden)