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NAIDOC Week is happening 3-10 July, across the week Northern NSW Football will be celebrating the history, culture and achievements of First Nations participants in our game through a range of initiatives and events.

You and your club can join in by hosting a NAIDOC Week event.   

NNSWF NAIDOC Week initiatives

1-3 July – Indigenous Round 

Indigenous Round is an opportunity for premier and community clubs to celebrate and recognise First Nations members of their football community.  

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Club Event Ideas 
  • Engage a First Nations artist to create an Indigenous Round kit
  • Invite local Indigenous Elders to speak or give a Welcome to Country 
  • Hold a smoking ceremony 
  • Host a club BBQ or morning tea 
  • Invite Aboriginal or Torres Straight dancers to perform 
  • Invite stall holders that showcase Indigenous culture 
Club Events Happening
Far North Coast

Eureka FC

Date: Saturday, 23 July 2022

Time: TBC

Location: Eureka Football Club

Description: Join us at Eureka FC on Satruday July 23rd as we celebrate Indigenous Round! Activites include: Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, cooking demonstration and a fundraiser supporting a local Indigenous community group. We have also engaged a local indigenous artist to design a kit.

Northern Inland Football

Moore Creek Football Club

Date: Saturday, 2 July 2022

Time: 12:30pm-5:00pm

Location: Johnson Fields, Tamworth

Description: Moore Creek Football Club will be wearing a Indigenous playing strip on the Saturday 2 July vs Hillvue Rovers Football Club.

6 July – NAIDOC Cup 

First Nations’ coaches and footballers (14-16 years) will represent NNSWF against FNSW on Awabakal land, at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility. 

The NNSWF team are sponsored by RTC Group and will proudly wear shirts designed by artists Casey & Tia Manton.

Stay tuned for more information on a range of cultural activities happening prior to the Cup. 

View Selected Squads and Coaches

8-10 July – Women’s State Cup Indigenous Team

This Women’s State Cup will see the first ever female Indigenous team from northern NSW compete, as they play off against other premier and community teams.  

The team will represent their culture and community in the three-day tournament, on Awabakal land,  Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility 

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RTC Group NNSWF Talented Indigenous Scholarships 

In 2022, NNSWF and RTC Group will support up to 6 Indigenous participants to further develop their playing, coaching or referee careers. 

The scholarships are awarded to: 

  • Two talented players 
  • Two talented coaches
  • Two talented referees