This Saturday 13 July the Perth Football League is encouraging all players, officials and umpires to wear red arm bands to raise awareness of and remove racial vilification in football.
The red arm band is used to symbolise Earth-Blood-Life; we come from different places but we are all the same.
Those wearing a red arm band will have committed to zero tolerance of vilification, abuse, and an understanding that we are all alike.
The round coincides with NAIDOC week which runs from 7-14 July. The round also follows on from the WA Football League’s celebration of NAIDOC round last weekend, where clubs wore specially designed guernsey’s.
For the first time, the Perth Football League offered clubs the opportunity to purchase a Red Arm Band Round football. The football features the WAFL’s NAIDOC round design which was designed by Shaye and Monique Humphries and manufactured by Burley Sekem.
Some clubs have also marked the occasion by wearing specially designed guernsey’s. See some of the designs below: