ROSSMOYNE Netball Club will celebrate their first Indigenous round on Saturday, an initiative other clubs at Fremantle Netball Association could be a part of as early as next year.
Rossmoyne president Meredith Willmott said the club’s committee had been working for months to create the recognition round to celebrate Indigenous culture and the contribution of Indigenous players and volunteers to the sport.
All 39 teams within the club will celebrate the round by wearing Indigenous bibs designed with the help of local artist Ingrid Cumming.
The symbols used on the bibs represent the meeting place, family and community associated with the land they play on.
Willmott said the round would become a permanent fixture and hoped other clubs would get on board.
“The Fremantle Netball Association are thrilled that we have initiated this event-they have been extremely supportive and keen to embrace the day,” she said.
“I believe they are keen to promote this for all other clubs to join us next year.
“We believe that our club is more than just a sporting club, we want it to be a community that respects and includes all people and cultures.
“I hope our players are proud to be part of our club and proud to show respect and acknowledgement of our Indigenous people through this celebration and we hope that this inaugural round will create a groundswell that will see other grass roots clubs creating positive and trusting relationships with their local Indigenous community and working together to build a better future.”
The initiative was supported with a grant from the City of Canning.
Rossmoyne Netball Club will celebrate Indigenous round at Fremantle Netball Association on July 21.