Promoting, understanding and awareness of local Wurundjeri culture and history will be at the forefront of a special celebration hosted by Airport West Football Club on Saturday.
As part of NAIDOC Week, there will be a community Long Walk from AJ Davis Reserve in Airport West to Hansen Reserve, where a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony will be performed by a Wurundjeri Elder before the raising of the Aboriginal, Australian and Torres Strait Islander flags.
A special club luncheon will follow with Indigenous guest speakers.
After the lunch, Airport West Football Club’s senior team will take to the field against Essendon Doutta Stars in special game day jumpers designed by the team’s Indigenous players.
The project has been made possible with the help of one of Council’s biannual grants, which aim to support projects that have a positive impact on the Moonee Valley community. For a full list of grant recipients for round two 2018/19, click here.
Applications for the next round of biannual grants open on Monday, 15 July and close on Monday, 26 August. Projects of all sizes are eligible, from a few hundred dollars to $20,000.
A separate stream of social support grants are available to help smaller community groups with their operational needs.
For more information on the grants program, or to apply, click here.
The Long Walk will start at 10.15am in the Roberts Road carpark.
Visit airportwestfc.com.au for more information on the event.