Cronulla resident Rheanna Lotter designs matchball for AFL Indigenous round

Proud indigenous woman, Rheanna Lotter will this week have her own uniquely designed match ball used for the AFL's annual Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous round.

The annual event on the AFL calendar recognises and celebrates Indigenous culture.

Lotter, from Cronulla, said she was proud to have her designs showcased and praised the AFL for its efforts to promote reconciliation.

"Its how we are going to move forward," Lotter said.

"(In this round) we get to see a lot of Aboriginal talent on display and showcased, which is really exciting.

"It just shows that they (AFL) are going in the right direction."

Lotter visited the Sherrin factory in Scoresby this week with Richmond star Daniel Rioli to oversee the production of her limited-edition footballs for the Sir Doug Nicholls round.

The red and yellow footies will see all proceeds go to AFL Cape York House, a not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women from some of Far North Queensland's most remote communities

Lotter runs a successful art business, 'Ngandabaa', which produces artistic pieces and designs which incorporate her indigenous background - in particular that of 'Yuin Nation' where she originates from.

"(With my designs) I am really connected to my aboriginal culture," Lotter said,

"(My designs are) based off the story they want to tell. Culture, connection and community."

Lotter is no stranger to having her designs being in the limelight, with the GWS Giants using her design-concept back in 2017 for their Aboriginal inspired jersey.

The Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous round takes place this weekend starting with the Sydney Swans taking on Collingwood at the SCG tonight.

With the return of star forward Buddy Franklin, the Swans will look to continue on their two game winning streak.