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Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous Round

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Don't Believe in Never - The Michael Long story

Recognising Michael Long's contribution to the AFL and wider community

7:30PM May 25, 2019

Rio Tinto match: Q4

Watch the full replay of the fourth quarter

7:00PM May 25, 2019

Rio Tinto match: Q3

Watch the full replay of the third quarter

7:00PM May 25, 2019

Rio Tinto match: Q2

Watch the full replay of the second quarter

7:00PM May 25, 2019

Rio Tinto match: Q1

Watch the full replay of the first quarter

7:00PM May 25, 2019

Every club has an indigenous history

Within every team there has been many thrilling moments with our indigenous players

6:00AM May 23, 2017

Sir Doug Nicholls - The Story of Legend

Who is Sir Doug Nicholls and the history behind the great man

5:59AM May 18, 2017

Related Links

Indigenous Programs

Find out more on the AFL Community website

Michael Long Foundation

Funding education and football programs for indigenous people

Don't Believe in Never - The Michael Long story

Recognising Michael Long's contribution to the AFL and wider community

May 25, 2019  7:30 PM

Round named in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls

The AFL’s annual round recognising and celebrating indigenous players and culture is named 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 2019 season kicks off on Friday, May 24, when the Sydney Swans host Collingwood at the SCG. The marquee match of Sir Doug Nicholls round is the Dreamtime at the 'G clash between Richmond and Essendon on the Saturday night.

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

News

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'Our mum got three months hard labour. It took me years to find out'

Derek Peardon is Richmond's first Indigenous player, and a child of the Stolen Generation

9:54am May 25, 2019

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Every club's indigenous guernsey: Vote on your favourite

Check out all of this year's indigenous jumpers and vote on your favourite

7:52am May 23, 2019

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Check out the umps' specially designed Sir Doug Nicholls Round shirt

A Worawa Aboriginal College student and former student have designed the umpires' Sir Doug Nicholls shirts

3:14pm May 22, 2019

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'Sometimes you've got to step up': The Long vision

Fifteen years on, the Long Walk remains a critical marker in Australia's moves towards reconciliation with its indigenous people

2:00pm May 22, 2019

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Sir Doug Nicholls Round to honour Long

Essendon and AFL great Michael Long will be honoured in this year's Sir Doug Nicholls Round

8:49pm Mar 14, 2019

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Indigenous Summit: Spearfishing, boomerangs and bonding

The AFL's indigenous players were among family at a week-long camp in Adelaide

7:45am Feb 24, 2019

Round 11 Fixture

Match Venue Time* Info
Friday, May 31
v
MRVL 7:50PM
Saturday, June 1
v
MCG 1:45PM
v
GIANTS 1:45PM
v
GMHBA 4:35PM
v
GABBA 7:25PM
v
TIO 7:10PM
Sunday, June 2
v
AAJS 12:20PM
v
MCG 3:20PM
v
OS 3:20PM