The primary purpose and strategy of the VU Western Spurs is to create pathways for women at all levels of participation – senior football right through to VFLW and AFLW. They are a club who focus on building a culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all.
This will be evident on the 15th July when celebrating Indigenous round, otherwise known as the NFNL Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
To celebrate this the VU Western Spurs Division 1 team will be running out wearing an Indigenous Guernsey, designed by an indigenous player at the Spurs, with the permission of Diane Kerr, Elder (Aunty Diane Kerr).
The fixture for 15th July is:
9.30 am – NFNL Division 3 – VU Western Spurs vs Mernda
11am – NFNL Division 2 – VU Western Spurs vs Montmorency
1pm – VFLW – Western Bulldogs vs Essendon
3.15pm – NFNL Division 1 – VU Western Spurs vs Keilor
Through this event the VU Western Spurs aim to create awareness and celebrate the first nation people by inviting Indigenous artists, dancers and elders to come make this Indigenous football event a thriving one.
In 2019 the VU Western Spurs are striving for sponsorship to fund two additional jumpers so all teams can be kitted out in the Indigenous Guernsey for the Sir Doug Nicholls round. If you are able to donate or would like to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the jumper can be purchased. Additional information around the jumper design can be found via: westernspurs.bigcartel.com/product/spurs-indigenous-guernsey
The VU Western Spurs acknowledges the land the club is on and pays respects to elders past and present.