Indigenous jumpers revealed

This week's BFNL record.

This week's BFNL record.

SANDHURST and Golden Square will compete for the Wirama Shield on Saturday. 

The two teams will go head-to-head in the Bendigo Football Netball League's first Indigenous Round. 

The Dragons and the Dogs will wear specially designed jumpers for the round 10 clash at the Queen Elizabeth Oval.

The Sandhurst jumper was designed by Dja Dja Wurrung artist Drew Berick and Golden Square's jumper was created by Sam Kerr. 

"We are extremely excited to be part of this fantastic initiative and hope to grow and encourage all clubs within the AFL Central Victoria region to be involved with Indigenous Round moving forward," AFL Central Victoria regional operations manager Justin Abrams said. 

"We have provided both Sandhurst and Golden Square Clubs with Indigenous playing strips this year and the clubs are very privileged to be playing the inaugural match for the Wirama Shield."

The Indigenous Round is being held during Reconciliation Week, a national celebration of the contributions made by Australia's first people. 

The aim of the match is to bring together central Victorian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and to recognise the culture of the land's traditional owners, the Dja Dja Wurrung. 

Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation chair Graham Atkinson said it was an exciting time for the community. 

"It also provides a relaxed place for the whole community to get together and support local sport," he said. 

The BFNL Indigenous Round was developed in partnerships with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, AFL Central Victoria, Dja Dja Wurrung Enterprises, Reconciliation Victoria and LendLease.

The senior game starts at 2.20pm on Saturday.


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