2016 Rio Tinto Cup

Rio Tinto Cup 2016: Q2

11:28am Jan 1, 2016

Rio Tinto Cup 2016 : Q1

11:17am Jan 1, 2016

Rio Tinto Cup 2016: Q4

11:17am Jun 1, 2015

Rio Tinto Cup 2016: Q3

11:17am Jun 1, 2015

Friday, May 27
7.00pm Marn Grook @ the SCG

Pre-match featuring Welcome to Country and smoking ceremonies, didgeridoo performance and dancers
7.50pm Sydney Swans v Carlton match commences
Saturday, May 28
12.30pm Roving Indigenous performers on the concourse at the Gabba; Long Walk lap of honour featuring 300 participants from Indigenous communities around Brisbane; Welcome to Country ceremony performed by member of Nunukul Yuggera

At ¾ time of AFL game: Indigenous performance by students from Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts
1.45pm Brisbane Lions v Hawthorn match commences
End of game On-field kick-to-kick
5.15pm Curtain-closer – Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns
Saturday, May 28
4.35pm Etihad Stadium

St Kilda v Fremantle match commences
4.30pm MCG -'Dreamtime at the G'

Long Walk departs Federation Square
5.00pm Walkers enter the MCG arena
6.40pm Sir Doug Nicholls vision played on screens
6.45pm Pre-match featuring Welcome to Country
7.25pm Essendon v Richmond match commences
Sunday, May 29
1.10pm Etihad Stadium

Carlton v Geelong Cats match commences. 

On-field kick-to-kick at end of game. 
1.00pm MCG - Robert Rose Cup

Concourse activations, Welcome to Country ceremony by Aunty Di Kerr (Wurundjeri Elder)
3.20pm Collingwood v Western Bulldogs match commences
End of game On-field kick-to-kick
Saturday, May 28
 12.30pm Kids Zone activities and Welcome to Country ceremony
1.40pm Melbourne v Port Adelaide match commences
End of game On-field kick-to-kick
5pm Curtain-closer – NT Thunder v Redland Bombers
Saturday, May 28
4pm Curtain raiser - Indigenous women's match
6pm Indigenous performers and didgeridoo flag ceremony
7.10pm Adelaide Crows v GWS Giants match commences
Sunday, May 29
11.00am ‘The West is Reconcilliation’ at Domain Stadium

Curtain-raiser – Yorga (Indigenous women’s teams, North v South)
1.00pm Aboriginal dance and didgeridoo performance (Baldja Moort) in Fan Zone; Wirrpanda Foundation tent in Fan Zone promoting its programs
2.30pm Welcome to Country ceremony
2.40pm West Coast Eagles v Gold Coast Suns match commences
Half-time Indigenous-themed performances
End of game On-field kick-to-kick

2016 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round TVC

TVC for the 2016 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous round

January 17, 2016  4:37 PM

Round renamed in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls

The AFL’s annual round recognising and celebrating indigenous players and culture has been renamed in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls.

Sir Doug, who epitomised the spirit of reconciliation, played 54 games for Fitzroy and was a brilliant all-round athlete. The first Aboriginal person to be knighted, he also served as Governor of South Australia and was devoted to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Round 10 of the 2016 season kicks off on Friday, May 27, when the Sydney Swans host North Melbourne at the SCG. The marquee match of Sir Doug Nicholls round is the Dreamtime at the ’G clash between Essendon and Richmond on the Saturday night. The round also includes Melbourne playing Port Adelaide in Alice Springs and concludes on Sunday, May 29, when West Coast faces Gold Coast at Domain Stadium.

All 18 clubs will wear special indigenous-themed guernseys during the round.  


Sir Doug Nicholls Part 5

Sir Doug's legacy for his family, Australia and Football

1:00PM May 27, 2016

Sir Doug Nicholls Part 4

Aboriginal welfare and the church; politics and his knighthood

4:00PM May 26, 2016

Sir Doug Nicholls Part 3

Sir Doug's Fitzroy and Victorian days, including an interview with Kevin Murray

3:00PM May 25, 2016

Sir Doug Nicholls Part 2

Sir Doug's journey to Melbourne, including his arriving at Carlton

4:00PM May 24, 2016

Our indigenous stars at their best

A celebration of the skills, hardness and thrilling action displayed by the indigenous players across the League

6:00AM May 24, 2016

Sir Doug Nicholls Part 1

Sir Doug's early days - including the story which shaped him

3:00PM May 23, 2016

Sir Doug Nicholls: the story of legend

Honouring an Australian sporting, political and cultural hero

8:55PM May 22, 2016

A Hawk proud of his heritage

Premiership star Shaun Burgoyne is a strong role model for indigenous Australians

4:14PM Apr 24, 2016

Freo star's journey to the AFL

Michael Walters' indigenous family was a strong influence as he chased his dream

4:11PM Apr 24, 2016

An emotional discovery of indigenous roots

Shane Edwards from the Tigers reveals the extraordinary new path he found

12:00AM Apr 24, 2016

2016 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round TVC

TVC for the 2016 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous round

4:37PM Jan 17, 2016


Chairman of the board

Shaun Burgoyne has become indigenous players' main voice

10:01am  May 29, 2016

Pain, grief ends

A simple act of reconciliation has helped remove an ugly stain

11:32am  May 28, 2016

'They go against the flow'

The VFL's only indigenous umpire reveals his modern favourites

11:04am  May 28, 2016

Dees into it boots and all for Indigenous Round

Jeff Garlett arranges boot painting ahead of Indigenous Round

9:34am  May 27, 2016

Open letter to fans from Michael O'Loughlin

A personal message from Michael O'Loughlin marking Indigenous Round

11:00pm  May 26, 2016

Dons, Tigers lock in Dreamtime at the 'G

Essendon and Richmond agree 10-year deal for Dreamtime at the 'G

7:43am  May 25, 2016

Rio Tinto supports AFL indigenous programs

Rio Tinto the principal partner for all AFL Indigenous Programs for next four years

9:02pm  May 24, 2016

Indigenous jumpers revealed

Find out who designed your club's indigenous jumper

9:26am  May 24, 2016

'His story is astonishing'

Short film on Sir Doug Nicholls tells tale of a great Australian

10:00am  May 22, 2016

Indigenous round about leadership: Bulldog

Koby Stevens says Sir Doug Nicholls Round is about leadership

5:00pm  May 11, 2016

Wanganeen designs Dons' Dreamtime guernsey

Former Bombers star designs club's Dreamtime at the 'G guernsey

8:45am  May 3, 2016

SA, WA get indigenous, multicultural zones

SA and WA clubs allocated their indigenous and multicultural zones

10:07am  Apr 12, 2016

2016 Fixture

Friday, May 27
SCG 7:50PM
Saturday, May 28
G 1:45PM
TP 1:40PM
ES 4:35PM
MCG 7:25PM
AO 7:10PM
Sunday, May 29
ES 1:10PM
MCG 3:20PM
DS 2:40PM

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