Every year the AFL pays respect to Indigenous culture with two rounds that show a beautiful display of art and traditions depicted on their playing guernseys.
Sir Doug Nicholls was a fighter for social justice and became the first Aboriginal-Australian to be knighted in 1972, and his impact continues on even today.
Here's how each AFL club will be suiting up for Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
Introducing our 2023 Indigenous Guernsey 🦁
Des Headland and Ash McGrath have teamed up to proudly design the Club’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round guernsey. Painted by Kevin Bynder, it represents the stories of each player and their families.
— Brisbane Lions (@brisbanelions) May 9, 2023
Brisbane has been consistently voted to have one of the best-looking Indigenous guernseys and they may have upped the standard again. Des Headland and Ash McGrath, both part of Brisbane's famous three-peat, have come together to design a symbolic piece featuring parts of the Brisbane River and Swan River in Perth. The guernsey is divided with Headlands story on the left side and McGraths on the right. Symbols tell the story of family and the storyline of the Fitzroy and Bears merger.