To top of the epic win by the Fremantle Dockers at the weekend with what would have been the point of the century by home grown Michael Walters, Built Ink joined forces with the Coolbinia Junior Football Club to pay homage to the traditional custodians of the land in a Sir Douglas Nichols Indigenous Round celebration on Friday night.
The twilight round saw kids and parents embrace the opportunity to join into the Indigenous Round festivities that included food tastings, dancing, art and crafts and a welcome to country by Elder Uncle Ben Taylor.
‘I believe we don’t have enough understanding of indigenous culture’ says Michael Little. ‘I attended an all-boys school and had a number of indigenous mates and developed a great bond with these boys purely out of mutual respect, something that can lack at times in society. An event like this is a great way to gain knowledge and experience the culture of our traditional custodians and therefore I am proud to be part of it’
The event saw a large turnout of young footballers from kindy through to teens together with their parents. The teens were encouraged to help the junior members play a match and develop their skills taking on a coaching type role for the nigh, a great way to develop club bonds and leadership skills.
Club Vice President Kyla Tilbury-Kegg was proud of the involvement on the night that was second to none claiming, ‘It was a fantastic night which exemplified the wonderful community spirit we have at Coolbinia’.