AFLW Indigenous Round will take place during rounds three and four of season seven, starting on Friday, September 9 and running until Sunday, September 18.
The round highlights and celebrates the contributions of First Nations people to the game of Australian rules football, and to the broader community.
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Check out what your club's Indigenous Round guernsey will look like below, and learn about the inspirations behind the designs.
Adelaide forward Danielle Ponter hopes the AFLW’s celebration of Indigenous Round will encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to take up football.
The Crows will mark the beginning of Season Seven’s Indigenous Round by wearing their Indigenous guernsey in the clash with North Melbourne on Saturday.
It is the same design the club's AFL and SANFL teams have worn in 2022, highlighting the coming together of the men’s and women’s teams on their reconciliation journey.
Read more about the Crows' Indigenous guernsey here
A guernsey for a new beginning.
At its core, that’s the message behind Courtney Hodder’s 2022 AFLW Season 7 Indigenous guernsey design.
“The inspiration came from our new facility out at Springfield,” Hodder said.
“It’s such a new step for the Club and a huge journey. It’s taken the girls a long time from the start to get to here and I was lucky enough for it to happen within two years of me being here.
“My story is just about what it has taken for the Lions to get where they are now and the new beginnings, new journeys, and great opportunities for the younger generation.”
Read more about the Lions' Indigenous guernsey here
The Carlton Football Club is proud to unveil its season seven Indigenous guernsey ahead of AFLW Indigenous Round.
The design is the same artwork that featured on the Indigenous guernsey in season six, but with a twist.
The colours have been altered to focus more on the blue and navy tones, where the season six design had a lighter colour palette.
Designed by 18-year-old Indigenous artist Brooke Sutton, the artwork represents the Carlton Football Club, its journey, its players and its supporters.
The artwork features a large community symbol which represents the entire Club, and the players and coach are also represented as people symbols on the front of the guernsey.
Read more about the Blues' Indigenous guernsey here
The artwork on Collingwood's Indigenous Round jumper was designed by Tyson Austin and Troi Ilsley and tells the story of the club entering a new chapter.
The falling feathers are symbolic of a Magpie shedding its old feathers to be replaced by new ones, representing the season of change at the football club.
With the appointment of a new president and head coach, Collingwood is growing new feathers and entering a new era - shedding the past to make way for the next generation to thrive.
The back of the jumper features a Coolamon providing a safe place for Magpie eggs to hatch and be nurtured - symbolising the young group of players waiting to make their mark and take the club forward.
It also represents the ongoing collaboration between the club and the Aboriginal community as Collingwood embarks on this new chapter.
Indigenous Round kit 🖤💛❤️ pic.twitter.com/RRzwcIW7Na— Collingwood AFLW (@CollingwoodAFLW) September 9, 2022
The Essendon Football Club is proud to unveil its inaugural AFLW Indigenous guernsey, designed by two students from Thornbury Primary School.
Essendon will wear their Indigenous guernseys for their round three match with West Coast and in their first-ever Dreamtime game against Richmond on Sunday, September 18.
Students Momo Willcox, a Yawuru girl born on Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Country, and Jackie Sinclair worked with the club to create a guernsey that incorporates Waa the Crow into the journey of Essendon’s AFLW team.
Waa is one of the moiety totems for the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people of the Eastern Kulin nation and is the protector spirit.
Read more about the Bombers' Indigenous jumper here
To celebrate AFLW Indigenous Round this weekend, the club will wear its 2022 AFLW Indigenous Jumper for the next two weeks starting on Friday night against the Western Bulldogs at Ikon Park.
The jumper, which was unveiled earlier in the year, will also be worn in round four against Carlton at Fremantle Oval.
The design of the jumper is based on the Mikayla Morrison and Des Headland design that was also used for the Men's AFL Indigenous Jumper last season.
Local Indigenous artist Kevin Bynder – an uncle to Morrison and cousin to Headland – worked with his family members to create the stunning design, with the trio eager for the jumper to be worn by both the AFL and AFLW teams.
The jumper was adapted for the AFLW team this year, including the middle tapping stick, from the men's design, changing to a berry colour.
Read more about the Dockers' Indigenous jumper here
Geelong's guernsey for Indigenous Round was designed by Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles.
#BengadakDjilang— Geelong Cats Womens (@catswomens) September 10, 2022
Djilang ambassadors Jackie Parry, Julia Crockett-Grills and Mia Skinner wear the Djilang Guernsey designed by Wadawurrung woman Corrina Eccles.
The guernsey represents a local story, and incorporates several meaningful landmarks across Wadawurrung Country. pic.twitter.com/bn8y8SMbAC
Gold Coast will take to the field in the same jumper the side wore during season six's Indigenous Round.
The guernsey was designed by local Bundalung-Yugambeh artist Christine Slabb with input from player Kalinda Howarth.
"We are all on a cultural journey"— Gold Coast Suns (@GoldCoastSUNS) September 7, 2022
Jarrod Harbrow talks to our AFLW team about the importance of Indigenous Round this weekend and the privilege to pull on the guernsey come Saturday. #AFLDeadly pic.twitter.com/S0xQUrmFUc
The Giants will wear the club's AFLW Indigenous jumper when they take on the Swans in the first-ever AFLW Sydney Derby at the SCG this weekend.
The jumper was designed by Leeanne Hunter, who previously designed the Sir Doug Nicholls Round jumper for the Giants’ AFL team in 2019.
With input from the AFLW leadership group, Hunter’s design tells the ‘Giants’ Story’ and will also be worn by the team against West Coast at Giants Stadium in round four.
Read more about the Giants' Indigenous jumper here
For the club’s 2022 AFLW Indigenous Guernsey, Hawthorn has collaborated with popular Indigenous Australian art business, Miimi & Jiinda, founded by Aboriginal mother and daughter Lauren Jarrett and Melissa Greenwood.
This specially created painting depicts the core values, ethos and heart of the Hawthorn Football Club community. It shows everyone coming together as one and has all the elements of the Australian landscape including land, sea, waterways, flora, fauna, sun, moon and stars.
The front of our guernsey tells the story of the Hawthorn community coming together from different homes and tribes across our country. We see the journey of all the families travelling under the sun or the stars to gather in a central meeting place.
Mother Earth features at the bottom to show that we are all born from the same place despite coming from all walks of life. This is represented by the different watering holes in the background.
The back of our guernsey is reflective of giving back to the community, which is the very backbone of Hawthorn.
The circle representing family sits on the inside neck of our guernsey. It’s located on the highest point of the guernsey, which speaks to family being the highest priority, sitting above all else.
Read more about the Hawks' Indigenous jumper here
NARRM is at the heart of Melbourne’s 2022 Indigenous guernsey.
Paying respect to the region the club calls home, this year’s design tells a story of Wurundjeri culture, with references to community, connection and everlasting spirit.
The guernsey, which was designed by Wurundjeri/Dja Dja Wurrung artist Ky-ya Nicholson Ward and produced by New Balance, will proudly be worn during the 2022 AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round, as well AFLW season seven's Indigenous Round.
For the duration of AFLW Indigenous Round, the Demons will be rebranded as the Narrm Football Club. Narrm is the Aboriginal name for Melbourne which comes from the Woi Wurrung language, spoken by the traditional owners of the city and its surrounds.
The North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos have unveiled Marram, the club's AFLW Indigenous guernsey for season seven.
Designed by Wurundjeri/Dja Dja Wurrung artist Ky-ya Nicholson Ward, the guernsey will be worn by the Kangaroos across the next two weeks to celebrate AFLW Indigenous Round.
The design was previously worn by the Kangaroos men's side earlier this year across the AFL's Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
Read more about the Kangaroos' Indigenous jumper here
Port Adelaide has revealed its first AFLW Indigenous guernsey, Kari Karra (emu in the sky), designed by cultural performing artists and sisters, Jakirah and Tikana Telfer.
Indigenous Round takes place across two weekends, with Alberton Oval set to host a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Round Four, following the theme of, ‘celebrating our journey, past, present and emerging.’
The Telfer sisters, hailing from the Mullawirra Meyunna (dry forest clan) of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains, were asked to design the jumper, with the club valuing the pair’s deep connection to their culture and to Port Adelaide.
Jakirah and Tikana both participated in Port Adelaide’s Aboriginal programs throughout their schooling and now are employed by the club to deliver similar programs to young people.
They’ve also led large-scale cultural performances during the AFL’s Indigenous Round with their dance group ‘Yellaka’, where over 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from the Santos Aboriginal Power Cup formed the shape of the Aboriginal flag on-field.
Read more about the Power's Indigenous guernsey here
Richmond has unveiled its season seven AFLW Indigenous Round jumper, set to be worn against Hawthorn at the Swinburne Centre this weekend and in the inaugural AFLW Dreamtime match in Round 4.
Indigenous artist Josie Atkinson (Gumbaynggirr) created the predominately black design following consultation with Gabby Seymour, Maddy Brancatisano, and Ellie McKenzie.
Signifying a turning point for the Club, the colour palette in the sash only uses colours that have never appeared in a Richmond Indigenous jumper.
The turning point refers to the firsts that season seven brings for Richmond’s AFLW team, including the Club’s inaugural Indigenous AFLW player Steph Williams and the upcoming AFLW Dreamtime match.
Read more about the Tigers' Indigenous guernsey here
St Kilda’s AFLW side will debut a brand-new guernsey across this year’s Indigenous Round celebrations, designed by proud Kirrae and Peek Wurrong woman and artist of the Gunditjmara nation, Bayley Mifsud.
The guernsey, designed prior to the arrival of St Kilda’s inaugural Indigenous women’s player J’Noemi Anderson, depicts the Saints’ Indigenous playing group and the club’s connection to the local land and waterways of the Bunurong people.
A pattern of a gumtree – a popular design of Mifsud’s – takes up the space usually reserved for the white panel of the club’s strip, while a series of yellow dots are also incorporated in representation of the Aboriginal Flag.
In the centre of the design is a traditional gathering circle, with eight symbols showcasing each of the club’s Indigenous male players from the season just gone. The outer circle represents the club’s past playing group, who are looking over the current crop of Indigenous players to symbolise guidance, unity and support.
Mifsud’s connection to the Saints runs deep through her father, Jason – a former player and coach at St Kilda during the 2000s – and cousins Xavier and Raphael Clarke.
Read more about the Saints' Indigenous guernsey here
The Marn Grook match has always been a special one on the Sydney Swans calendar as it’s a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture.
The Sydney Swans have a proud history of Indigenous players, with 19 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men having represented the club at the elite level.
And now it’s time for our women’s team to celebrate our proud tradition.
Designed by Lisa Sansbury, mother of Sydney champion Adam Goodes, the club’s original Marn Grook jumper depicts where the city meets the sea, telling the story of Indigenous people coming together around Sydney’s harbour and estuaries.
The red and white parts of the jumper represent meeting places, while the blue represents the water, all illustrated through connected circles to show that the land is connected to the water.
Read more about the Swans' Indigenous guernsey here
The West Coast Eagles have unveiled the club’s inaugural AFLW Indigenous Round guernsey, designed by artist, Buffie Corunna.
The intricate detailing of the jumper identifies West Coast’s strong connection with community, which is a cornerstone of the club’s values.
The guernsey also represents First Nations people across both Western Australia and Australia, and cross-cultural connections amongst the team, which are signified through acts of support between Indigenous and non-Indigenous players.
The jumper also acknowledges West Coast’s significant commitment to reconciliation and empowering First Nations people through the establishment of the Waalitj Foundation in 2005.
The design was guided by West Coast Eagles forward Imahra Cameron and former player Alicia Janz. The design process commenced last year, with Eagles' RAP member Colleen Castle also involved through the creation.
Read more about the Eagles' Indigenous guernsey here
The Western Bulldogs have revealed their Indigenous guernsey for AFLW season seven.
Designed by former Bulldogs development coach and proud Noongar woman Kirby Bentley, the guernsey highlights connection, support and empowerment.
The front of the jumper features four brown mounds, representing the leadership group, with the Aboriginal art symbol for ‘woman’ repeated around the top.
The boomerangs demonstrate the ability to bring people together, while the white arches surrounding each boomerang symbolise tracks; the team on a journey together and paving the way for today and beyond.
The blue symbols are stars, representing the future of the Club and support from the wider community along the journey.
Read more about the Bulldogs' Indigenous guernsey here