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District Dreaming - a celebration of Indigenous Culture

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 4:22 PM

On the 22nd of July come down and join Subiaco District & Balga Bombers celebrate District Dreaming from 9:30am.

Event information:

  • District Dreaming, Sunday 22nd July – A celebration of Indigenous culture
  • Where: Barry Britton Oval (Balga JFC)
  • Time:
    • 8.30AM – Auskick Games
    • 9.30AM – Welcome to Country & Dance Performance
    • 10.00AM – Year 4/5 Games
    • 11.30AM – Year
  • Umpires will be wearing an Indigenous strip and games will be played with Indigenous design footballs
  • Welcome to the country will be performed with aboriginal dancers.
  • Kids activation zone to run 8.30am – 1pm

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District Dreaming is a celebration of Indigenous Culture, and an acknowledgement of the contributions from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians to our great game of Australian Rules football. It is also an opportunity to continue reinforcement of positive game environments, provide a history of aboriginal culture, and an opportunity to integrate the community through football.

The carnival is in its twelfth year and was the initiative of the Northern Cobra’s Junior Football Club to acknowledge the indigenous stars that play Australian Rules football and was developed after Jarrod Oakley Nicholls was drafted to Richmond and then subsequently debuted at the annual "Dreamtime at the 'G" game in 2006, where he scored the winning behind.

District Dreaming (formally District Dreamtime) will host 3 matches with 6 teams from within the Subiaco District and also will be having Balga JFC Auskick at Barry Britton Oval in Balga. The Auskickers will be starting at 8:30am follow by the history of aboriginal culture through a welcome to the country address and cultural dancers and an opportunity to integrate the community through football. After the performance and welcome to country 2 games will start at 10am (Both Yr4 & Yr5 Balga Teams) and the final game will be at 11:30 am with the(Yr 7 Balga team)

During the day Subiaco District will have a Kids Zone throughout the day with inflatables and music playing for families to enjoy.

Come on down Enjoy the day!!!


Acknowledgment to Country Procedure:  

Statement to be read by community members (not endorsed to deliver Welcome to Country).

It is encouraged to read the statement publicly prior to your football match/s and or event.

“I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the [WADJAK  Aboriginal group/Nyoongar] people on which this event is taking place and pay my respects to the elders both past and present.”