The Murrumbeena Football Netball club will again celebrate NAIDOC week with a stunning design for their football guernseys and netball a-lines.
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Murrumbeena are proud to celebrate the achievements of their Indigenous players throughout the club and leagues history.
The name "Murrumbeena" derives from the Aboriginal word "mirambeena" - affectionately interpreted as meaning "land of frogs”.
The artwork features two frogs within the artwork which is an outstanding design, accompanied by the aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags as emblems above the heart.
Photography by Riley Lockett (Frankie Photography)
Murrumbeena's Cheryl Carter spoke spoke on behalf of the club about the journey that they took in designing the guernsey and netball a-line.
"Aphton King designed the indigenous jerseys for 2022," Carter says.
"Aphton is a proud Indigenous woman who is part of the Ngiyampaa tribe and is very family and community orientated, she also has a big passion for indigenous artwork."
Aphton is the sister of senior player Wade King (pictured in header) and spent hours designing the artwork piece that has been placed on this years jumper.
She felt very privileged and honoured to design this years indigenous jumper.
The club recognises that focussing on the local area was important for this year's design through the "land of the frogs" history.
"This makes this years jumper extra special as it reflects the local Indigenous culture."
A jam-packed round for 'Beena' who will have all four football sides playing in the new guernseys this weekend.
Kicking things off with the women's football who play Bentleigh on Friday night at Bentleigh Reserve.
This is followed by a massive day at Murrumbeena with Under 19's, Reserves and Seniors playing at Murrumbeena Park.
The under 19's will kick things off in the morning at 10:10am against Bentleigh Blue, followed by the reserves and seniors against Carrum Patterson Lakes.
A Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony will be a highlight of the day at approximately 2pm before the seniors game.
The netball dresses will be on show at Rowans Road for a big day of netball for all three Murrumbeena teams playing simultaneously at 10:45am.
A2 will take on Port Colts, A4 against Carrum Patterson Lakes and C2 against Bentleigh.
For more information on NAIDOC week as a whole, visit https://www.naidoc.org.au/