YARTAPUULTI will honour Sir Doug Nicholls Round this weekend with a march to Adelaide Oval, a First Nations marketplace, and other special activations around the ground. 

The march to the Oval will honour Sir Doug Nicholls – a talented footballer, a prominent figure in the 1967 referendum and the first Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person to be knighted. 

On top of these achievements, he was also the first First Nations person to be appointed to vice-regal office as Governor of South Australia. 

On Sunday, fans will be joined by past and current players for the march, as well as Sir Nicholls’ daughter, Aunty Pam Pedersen OAM. 

Fans are encouraged to meet outside Government House at 1.30pm, before marching en masse to Adelaide Oval as a gesture of respect to Sir Nicholls, an influential and inspirational First Nations man. 

In addition, the First Nations marketplace has been created along with The Circle First Nations Entrepreneur Hub, to showcase local First Nations artists, producers and businesses. 

Based in the southern plaza at Adelaide Oval, the marketplace will open at 1pm and run until the first bounce.  

A weaving workshop facilitated by Ngarrindjeri artist Melanie Koolmatrie will take place in the kids zone inside the Victor Richardson gates, while face painters will be painting both the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander flag colours.  

March to Adelaide Oval details 

Meet at 1.30pm outside Government House 
Cnr King William Rd and North Tce 
Depart at 1.40pm  

First Nations Marketplace stalls – southern plaza  

  • Ochre Dawn – a brand and marketing company who tell visually captivating stories from their First Nations core. 
  • Mararla Weaving – Kaurna-Narungga woman Kendall Fitzgerald who does weaving sales, commissions and workshops. 
  • Ngoris Collection – jewellery from Joelene Walker. 
  • Ngarrindjeri Dreaming – authentic merchandise and handmade goods from South Australia. 
  • Conquer Sportswear – the ultimate destination for premium activewear and fightwear. 
  • Mardawi Aboriginal Corporation – specialising in women’s goods and weaving workshops. 
  • Wonky Lines Counselling – counselling service with Tamara Young. 
  • Mardlaapa Designs – a First Nations design company that specialises in unique artwork for RAPs, sporting clubs and businesses. 
  • Amplified Beauty Australia – beauty products by Shahna Smith. 
  • Lakun Mara – the art of Lakun Mara is inspired and strongly connected to the traditional weaving practice of Ngarrindjeri and Ngadjuri First Nations. 
  • Wiimpatja Mara Arts and Craft - Katrina makes jewellery, baskets, cloaks, ceramics, emu feather jewellery and much more. 
  • Wurtati Creations – three sisters specialising in weaving workshops and products.