Sharon Gaskin, the designer for the Reconciliation guernsey
Junction will partner with the Kangaroo Island Football League (KIFL) for the Association Reconciliation round on Sunday, June 5.
Every year the KIFL holds Association matches against the Southern Football League (SFL), bringing together the ‘best of the best’ from all five clubs across the Island in a Senior and Youth Squad to play SFL’s best teams.
This year the opportunity emerged to pair this event with the Reconciliation game to culminate in what is going to be a fantastic day of unity, cultural knowledge sharing and of course, footy!
To be held at the Dudley United Football Club in Penneshaw, the day will showcase two very skilled games of football together with Reconciliation activities running across the day.
There will be a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony performed by Mark Koolmatrie, bush tucker foods, childrens’ activities and the launch of the League’s Reconciliation guernsey sets – Senior KIFL team, sponsored by Junction and Youth Squad team sponsored by Headspace and Wellbeing SA.
The guernsey designs were brought to life by Sharon Gaskin – a proud Noongar woman from south-west of Western Australia who has made her home on Kangaroo Island.
Sharon has contributed to the development of the League’s Reconciliation rounds over several years together with Junction staff.
The guernsey design, brought to life by Sharon, tells the story of the five unique clubs on the Island meeting together at each other’s football grounds over the season to form one community.