Sir Doug Nicholls Round – a lasting legacy for our game

There were moving scenes at footy grounds across the weekend with captains of our QAFL clubs exchanging Didgeridoos and at QAFLW games they exchanged Clapsticks during the coin toss.
A symbol of our community embracing not only Racism. It Stops With Me, but also the importance of Sir Doug Nicholls Round – one of the most important rounds on the footy calendar. A round which recognises and celebrates Indigenous contribution to the game.
The initiate is part of our partnership with Activate! Queensland and saw us engage with Matt and Ambrose from 𝓝𝓰𝓪𝓵𝓲𝓷 𝓐𝔂𝓮𝔂𝓮 to design and make the custom made Didgeridoos and Clapsticks.
Over the last two weeks, the AFL Queensland team visited QAFL and QAFLW training to deliver education sessions in an on-field Yarning Circle, engaging with more than 1,100 players and coaches from the following clubs;
Noosa Tigers AFC, Maroochydore Roos AFL, Morningside Panthers, Mt Gravatt Vultures AFC, Sherwood Magpies AFC , University of Qld Red Lions AFC , Bond University AFL, Surfers Paradise Demons, Palm Beach Currumbin Australian Football Club, Yeronga Sth Brisbane Football Club, Coorparoo , Redland-Victoria Point Sharks Football Club, Broadbeach Cats Australian Football Club, Aspley Hornets FC, Wilston Grange Gorillas and the HP Umpire Group. Labrador Football Club will have their session this week.
Competitions and clubs across the state have celebrated Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
Beautiful pictures and an initiative that will have a lasting legacy on our game. Congratulations to all players, officials and supporters involved.

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