NAIDOC Week 2023

Join us at KP Hardiman Reserve on Saturday 15 July to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

NAIDOC Week celebrates and recognises the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is an opportunity for all of us to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living culture on earth.

We have a day of activities for players of all ages and abilities.

9am – Come try hockey session open to new players of all ages
10:45am – Trad Games led by the Clothing the Gaps Foundation team
12pm – Welcome to Country
12:45pm – Men’s 2s v St Bede’s Hockey Club
2:15pm – Men’s 1s v St Bede’s Hockey Club
3:45pm – Women’s 1s v Latrobe Valley
5:15pm – Women’s 2s v Altona

Our Men’s and Women’s 1s will also debut La Trobe University Hockey Club Indigenous playing tops.

These tops have been designed by our very own, Jaynaya Winmar and are a real celebration of hockey and our club. Jaynaya (AKA ‘Jay’), is a proud Noongar/Balladong woman from Quairading, WA, player at La Trobe University Hockey Club as well as being a First Nations Ambassador with Hockey Victoria along with sitting on the Hockey Australia Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group. Jay commenced playing with LTUHC in 2013 and has played in various teams over the years from VL squads to Master’s teams for both the men and women.

Jay’s original artwork was painted on canvas. In her design, the large circle
represents the hockey community, the small circle is the La Trobe University Hockey
Club community with the 320 dark dots being each player of the club and the five travel lines representing the five decades of the club.

Players and visitors will get the opportunity to view Jay’s artwork in person in our new clubrooms and we look forward to sharing it with you all.

All funds raised during our NAIDOC Week round will go to the Clothing the Gaps Foundation. Learn more about NAIDOC Week.

NAIDOC Week at La Trobe University Hockey Club in 2023 is supported by Darebin Council and the Victorian Government.

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