It’s National NAIDOC Week!
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
Olympic Football Club proudly embraces Indigenous culture and promote through our Reconciliation Action Program (RAP).
Since 2020 Olympic’s home, away and NAIDOC playing kits have all featured an Indigenous ball device on the back of the jersey.
Phil Canham, who designed the symbol explains the meaning below.
The stylised football in this design represents passion and unity through football. The ball itself consists of six x-ray style panels coming together to form the centre point of the ball, or the ‘heart’ of the ball, where passion is generated. The six panels represent the six parts of our club: senior football, NPL, community, Female Football , Little Olympians, and the Ability Inclusive Program.
To learn more about National NAIDOC Week head to: naidoc.org.au