Indigenous History

Manning Rippers Football Club acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which Manning Rippers Football Club is located, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge the contributions made by our Indigenous brothers and sisters to our football club and in the wider Manning community.

We are committed to reconciliation and recognition of our First Nations peoples. We proudly wear our Indigenous guernseys designed by local artists, host a NAIDOC round to celebrate Indigenous cultures, and are constantly working towards creating a culturally safe environment.

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Women's Indigenous Artwork

The lines, patterns, and design coming from the circle depict the journey of the team and all its members. The circle at the centre represents the team, connected as one. Around the circle is the inner pattern that represents the sport of football. Around this pattern is the Whadjuk symbol for Woman, representing the women that play in the team.

Our club polos proudly feature this artwork, with Whadjuk symbols for both Man and Woman.

Artist: Marcia McGuire

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Men's Indigenous Artwork

The middles circle shows how the players' heart and spirit are invested in the game when they play for Manning. The goal posts and circle represent the oval with the football in the middle with the white symbols players on the field in the game. The yellow symbolises the leaders, coaches, and captains that formed Manning into what it is known today. Dots around the outside of the circle and on the shoulder represent our Rippers family: our supporters and spectators.

The river represents the fast-flowing nature of our game. It shows how our players flow through the game, being quick and agile to the ball.

The spear shows the players having a warrior spirit when it comes to football. The dots along the spear represent the players' spirits.

The sidelines with the symbols of people show the support Manning and our players have around and within our community. 

Artist: William Peucker

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Every year we align our NAIDOC round with our Senior teams home games as part of our Community Day. It is an important event for us at Manning as it gives us the opportunity to recognise the history behind the land upon which we play and the rich history of the oldest living culture. We celebrate the cultures of our Indigenous communities through collaborating with local community groups to have a Welcome to Country, traditional food, dances, music, painting and many more activities.