Moree Suns excited to host Indigenous Round match and auction
In a fitting end to Naidoc week, AFL NW will host Indigenous Round this weekend with games being played at the Moree Showground, Number 1 oval and Bellevue Oval.
The Moree Suns have number of events planned for the day to celebrate.
Limited edition Jersey and polos have been created for the game, designed by local artists, Brando Barker, Jamari Tighe and Jenica Haines. Brando is apart of the NEMS senior men’s side and has been involved in the club since 2019. He was a member of the 2019 U17s premiership side, and was 2020 joint B&F. The Suns were honoured to have Brando, along with his cousins Jamari and Jenica design the jerseys.
The day will kick off at 10am at the Moree Showground with Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony, to be lead by local elder, Paula Duncan.
Games will be as followed:
11:00am senior women’s Moree Suns v Inverell Saints
2:00pm senior men’s Narrabri Eagles Moree Suns vs Inverell Saints
A jersey and community auction will then be held in the Moree Services Club Auditorium at 6:30pm. An extensive catalogue will be on offer for the auction, including:
- A senior men and women’s jersey, signed by each team
- An AFL football custom designed for the Sir Doug Nicholls round
- 3 pieces by emerging artist Chloe Flegerbein
- Works donated by the Bank Art Museum Moree (BAMM) and Tourism Moree
Light catering will be provided on the night, with raffles and lucky door prizes on offer throughout. Entry is a gold coin donation and tickets can be booked here.
All profits for the night will go to local community groups. The Suns are working with local Aboriginal Interagency Group to identify groups who can be of benefit.
The Moree Suns would like to thank their name day sponsor, Inland Rail who assisted in purchasing the uniform through their community donation fund. They also appreciate the assistance of the Aboriginal Interagency Group in their support for the day.