Blackchrome is proud to be supplying the 2018 GRAMS “Tackling Indigenous Smoking” Round for the GNFL.
The Great Northern Football League is an Australian rules football league centred on the city of Geraldton in Western Australia, which was formed in 1961 as a merger of the Geraldton Football Association and the Northampton-Upper Chapman Football Association. The Greater Northern Football League (GNFL) has been celebrating their Indigenous Round since the concept was pitched to the league in 2011. Named the “GNFL Yamatji Indigenous Round”, the round celebrates and honours both past and present Aboriginal people from the world of football in the local GNFL community.
Each club nominates an Aboriginal person who has either been a player, volunteer, life member or even spectator who have contributed to the club over the years. A brief biography of this person is read out prior to each game and they are also given the honour of tossing the coin prior to commencing the game. Each club is also asked to appoint an Aboriginal player as the captain for their side for the day across all three grades of the GNFL.