On Sunday, 15th July 2018 the Coburg Football Club will again celebrate and raise awareness for NAIDOC week.
NAIDOC week runs from 8th-15th July 2018 and celebrations are held across the country to celebrate the history, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Coburg FC will be celebrating NAIDOC week in a number of ways including running education sessions for our players and staff, dedicating the home game vs Frankston on July 15th to NAIDOC week and by changing our home guernsey to a specially designed Indigenous themed guernsey.
The guernsey features a large part of the 2017 design, created by Ky-ya Nicholson who is part of a great local Indigenous family who have had a great connection to the land for many generations. Added to the 2018 design is the red lion with additional Indigenous artwork.
On game day, the local Djirri Djirri dance group will be performing the welcome to country ceremony aswell as displaying some traditional dance and music for our spectators.
So be at Piranha Park on Sunday July 15th from 1.30pm to be part of our NAIDOC week celebrations and to see the Lions take on the Frankston Dolphins in a big all stand alone match of VFL football.
Coburg v Frankston
Sunday July 15th
1.30pm pre-match on field entertainment
2pm game start