As we celebrate reconciliation week, Rugby WA are excited to announce the Fortescue Premier Grade Rugby Indigenous Round in conjunction with the 2021 NAIDOC Week on Saturday the 3rd of July.
The host club, Kalamunda Rugby Club will debut their newly released jerseys in celebration of the round as they welcome the public to The Bull Pen, Hartfield Park, to display their commitment to the Indigenous Australian community.
A time that allows for all Australians to learn and explore about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, reconciliation week provides the time for each of us to consider how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
Commemorating significant milestones in the reconciliation journey, reconciliation week takes place from the 27th of May to the 3rd of June each year as all Australians move forward in creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“Being a very multicultural Club, the Kalamunda Bulls are extremely excited to have initiated with RWA the FMG Indigenous Round to celebrate NAIDOC 2021,” said Graham England from Kalamunda Districts Rugby Union Club.
“Our playing jerseys designed by aboriginal artist Kevin Bynder, tells the story of the Kalamunda Bulls”
“These wonderful jerseys, along with the original painting, will be auctioned after the game with all profits going into the Bibbulmun Fund.”
“We are looking forward to a successful round (both on and off the paddock) and hope to see this become an annual event.” Graham concluded.
The phenomenal event which kicks off from 2:30pm until late, will include a welcome to country and smoking ceremony, Haka Challenge, Aboriginal Band and Indigenous Jersey and panting auction. A number of activities for all that attend.
Rugby WA are thrilled to promote and partner with the club and Kulbardi for our very first inaugural Indigenous round.