THE centre circles of all Maryborough Castlemaine DFNL grounds will be painted with the colours of the Indigenous flag as part of the league's celebration of this weekend's Indigenous and Multicultural round.
The MCDFNL has followed the lead of the AFL in introducing a round dedicated to acknowledging the contribution of Indigenous footballers within the region.
The round will also see the league celebrate current Indigenous and multicultural players and the excitement they bring to the competition.
The MCDFNL said it was important for all of the league's clubs to create an all-inclusive environment to encourage people of all backgrounds to participate in both football and netball.
The celebrations include a commemorative footy record cover will be created and an Indigenous player will represent their teams at the coin toss.
Also as part of the league's effort to create a welcoming environment for players and supporters the MCDFNL has launched a, 'No Limits United Through Sport' advertising program.
The aim of the campaign is to get players and officials to embrace other cultures.
Posters have been put up in clubs and will appear in footy records.
The league says it will also continue to roll out the AFL's new vilification training program to all of its players, from under-10s through to the senior level.
MCDFNL action will return this weekend following last week's break for inter-league.