Sir Doug, who epitomised the spirit of reconciliation, played 54 games for Fitzroy and was a brilliant all-round athlete. The first Aboriginal person to be knighted, he also served as Governor of South Australia and was devoted to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

All 18 clubs will wear special indigenous-themed guernseys during the round.

Westbrook Committee and Club members acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we play. The original owners of our Shire were the Aboriginal people of the Dharug, Kuringai and Darkingung language groups. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Elders from other communities were we may play over this weekend.

For more information about our Shires history and about AFL Indigenous Round, please refer to the links below.

http://www.hornsby.nsw.gov.au/our-community/history

http://www.afl.com.au/indigenousround