Bengadak Djillang (We Are Geelong)

May 31, 2019 12:05 am in by
Geelong's Indigenous players model this year's Indigenous jumper designed by Quinton Narkle (centre). ( Image/Al Packer)

GEELONG will wear its Quinton Narkle-designed Indigenous guernsey again in Saturday’s twilight clash with Sydney at GMHBA Stadium as part of Djilang Round.

Djillang is the Waddawurrung word for Geelong, and the Cats are marking the occasion with a formal Welcome to Country, a pre-game performance by the Deadly Dancers, and a gift exchange between the Cats and Swans at the coin toss.

At half-time, Auskick matches and grid games will involve Indigenous youngsters from across the Barwon South West region including members of the club’s Next Generation Academy.

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Barwon Water is the Djliang program’s partner, who is the match-day sponsor of Saturday’s game.

“The Djilang program is an important way we can support the local community and connect with the
traditional custodians of the land in which we operate and source water for our region,” Barwon Water’s Jo Murdoch said.

“We’re excited to be match day sponsors for Saturday’s Djilang round – fans are encouraged to look out
for us before the game to pick up a free, limited-edition Djilang water bottle featuring a beautiful design
by local Aboriginal artist Nathan Patterson.”

Geelong fans who purchase the 2019 Indigenous jumper guernsey from The Cats Shop can have a number applied to the jumper for no charge

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