Indigenous culture celebrated in the Great Southern Football League

INDIGENOUS PRIDE: The geurnseys to be worn on Saturday by Encounter Bay and Goolwa/Port Elliot to celebrate Indigenous culture.

INDIGENOUS PRIDE: The geurnseys to be worn on Saturday by Encounter Bay and Goolwa/Port Elliot to celebrate Indigenous culture.

The Great Southern Football League Indigenous Rounds will see four clubs participate. Goolwa/Port Elliot will take on Encounter Bay at Goolwa on Saturday and Willunga will clash with Victor Harbor in round eight on June 1. The matches incorporate the Traditional Lands of the Kuarna and the Ngarrindjeri People.

The A Grade teams will be wearing Indigenous guernseys. The Goolwa/Port Elliot design was created by Jesse and Anthony Chester and the Encounter Bay guernsey was designed by Amanda Westley.

Victor Harbor and Willunga will meet at the Victor Harbor Oval on June 1. The A grade teams will be wearing Indigenous designed guernseys created by two Indigenous Elders, Allan Sumner (Willunga) and Archie Kartinyeri (Victor Harbor).

The two captains will exchange cultural gifts of two Indigenous Message Sticks. A message stick is a form of communication used by Indigenous Australians. There will be the traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremonies conducted before both games.

INDIGENOUS: Jack Burns from Willunga and James Mulhern from Victor Harbor with the cultural jumpers designed for the 2018 match.

INDIGENOUS: Jack Burns from Willunga and James Mulhern from Victor Harbor with the cultural jumpers designed for the 2018 match.

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