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Auskick Indigenous Round Celebrating NAIDOC Week

13th JULY 2024

The theme of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week 2024 is “For Our Elders”.

Over the weekend commencing Friday the 12th July 2024, Yanchep Districts Junior Football Club is extremely proud to be celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during our NAIDOC Indigenous Round.

Auskickers will be celebrating on Saturday 13th July 2024. Last year we celebrated with a Welcome to Whadjuk Noongar Country and Smoking Ceremony followed by performances from the very talented local indigenous dance groups, Yanchep Strong & Deadly Koolangka.

A smoking ceremony is an ancient custom that has been used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for tens of thousands of years. The smoke assists in cleansing the area, cleansing the people of bad spirits and it promotes protection and wellbeing to visitors on Whadjuk Noongar country.

The Auskickers collaborated with one of our wonderful parents, Bree Kucera, to complete a sand mural, which was on display for the remainder of the weekend.

The mural fit with the 2022 NAIDOC week theme – “Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!” This theme shared an important message and called for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and protect all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

In addition to the above great activities, we also ran our NAIDOC Round Colouring-In competition. There were 3 fantastic Sir Doug Nicholls Round Indigenous mini footballs to be won.

DESIGN YOUR CLUB NAIDOC JUMPER COMPETITION

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This competition has been made possible through the West Australian Football Commission and West Australian Country Football League’s partnership with Rio Tinto, WA Football’s NAIDOC Round Partner.

Together, we invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders within regional Western Australia to design a NAIDOC Round jumper for their nominated Football Club.

Two winning designs will be announced during NAIDOC Week 2023 (2 to 9 July 2023), with each design reproduced as one set of jumpers for the nominated Football Club and one jumper for the entrant to keep.

  • This competition is open exclusively to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
  • Artwork must be submitted on the template provided and accompanied by a reflection on the reasons for the design.
  • Maximum of one entry per person.
  • Please refer to the full Competition Terms and Conditions attached.

Application form and all information can be found here.

Please submit your entry form and design template to wacountry@wafc.com.au  by 5pm Wednesday, 24 May 2023.

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