Celebrating the Long Walk & Indigenous Round

The Long Walk “We Walk Together” Community Event for 2017 took place at Federation Square on Saturday 27th May where thousands of people all walked to the MCG to celebrate the inspiring walk by Michael Long where he walked from Melbourne to Canberra to get the lives of indigenous people back on the national agenda.

It was also part of the AFL’s annual round recognising and celebrating indigenous players and culture which is named in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls.

Sir Doug, who epitomised the spirit of reconciliation, played 54 games for Fitzroy and was a brilliant all-round athlete. The first Aboriginal person to be knighted, he also served as Governor of South Australia and was devoted to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.