Cats celebrate Djilang Round

Quinton Narkle and Brandan Parfitt in Geelong Cats’ Indigenous guernsey. (Supplied)

By Luke Voogt

Geelong Cats will again don their Indigenous guernseys when they take on GWS Giants on Friday night for Djilang Round, following the finalisation of fixtures on Monday.

The Cats announced the annual round would go ahead after the AFL locked in timings for round 21 amid the ever-changing COVID-19 situation nationwide.

The side will again don the guernsey, designed by Wadawurrung traditional owner Corrina Eccles, which they wore for Sir Doug Nicholls round earlier this year.

Djilang, the Wadawurrung root of the word Geelong, recognises the impact of Indigenous people on Australian Rules Football.

The match, beginning 7.50pm at GMHBA Stadium, features a pre-game Welcome to Country ceremony and a gift exchange between the two teams.