A Festive Inaugural National Indigenous Football Championships

22 December, 2016


Organisers Bernie McLeod and Lawrence Gilbert. Image: OurMob

The National Indigenous Football Championships held in Nowra are being hailed as a new pathway for young Aboriginal people keen to play the World Game.

The Championships join former Socceroo John Moriarty’s development program for young players and the new Indigenous Football Week, announced in 2016.

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop attended, and called the event “A true celebration of football and Indigenous culture.”

He also thanked the event partners, including NSW Aboriginal Land Council, for their support.

OurMob was there to yarn up with players and supporters, and we hope you enjoy the video and images below.

NSWALC stall at the National Indigenous Football Championships. Image: OurMob
Image: OurMob
Image: OurMob
Image: OurMob


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.