Southern Power Masters AFL Club

Support: Southern Power Masters AFL played Sydney Uni in their Indigenous round clash. Picture: John Veage
Support: Southern Power Masters AFL played Sydney Uni in their Indigenous round clash. Picture: John Veage

The AFL's annual indigenous players and culture round is named in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls who played 54 games for Fitzroy and was a brilliant all-round athlete.

The first Aboriginal person to be knighted, he also served as Governor of South Australia and was devoted to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Southern Power Masters AFL took advantage of the special indigenous jumpers every club designed and continued to support them and wear it again at home games at Sutherland last weekend.

This year's jumper, was inspired by the Northern territories Tiwi Bombers Football Club and Southern power thought the best way to acknowledge them was to copy their jumper and to raise money for a charity that aims to prevent suicide in the Tiwi.

The jumper was also supported by Civic Disability Services who support the cause and the club hosted some of their clients and for the 2nd year, they also hosted the boys from Kirinari House at Kirrawee-who played didgeridoo as they ran out.

Masters clubs play every two weeks in competition games in the Sydney AFL.

Southern Power masters AFL also play non competition games for fun and fitness throughout the year if people are interested in having a run or trying out the sport.

They are always welcoming of new players and as a men's team that range from 35 years to 54 years, are a family oriented group that focus on the health and mental well being of their members and families.