The AFL's annual round recognising and celebrating First Nations 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.

Sir Doug Nicholls Round will again celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and contribution to Australian Football, with this year's celebration spanning across both rounds 11 and 12.