2024 Sir Doug Nicholls Round Game Ball - Yellow

$239.99
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Standard Delivery

Orders are sent Australia wide via Australia Posts E-Parcel Service at a flat rate of $9.95

Delivery within 2-6 Business days depending on destination

Priority Delivery (for Next Day Delivery* To Australian Capital Cities Excl WA & NT)

Customers who require their order to arrive quicker than regular post can choose to utilise Australia Posts priority service.

The cost is a flat rate of $16.95.

*To receive next day delivery you must be within Australia Post's Express Post delivery network and your order must be placed on sherrin.com.au by 11 am AEST Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays). 

International Delivery

Shipping costs for international orders are based on the weight of your parcel and the number of items.

International parcels are shipped via Australia Post.

Australia Post estimates most countries delivery between 6-10 business days, however, please note estimated delivery time is between metro areas of major cities. Excludes any time in customs and delays due to reasons outside of Australia Post’s control. Country-specific delivery times are available online at auspost.com.au

Please Note: International Shipping Costs do not cover any import levy's your Country may charge. For these charges you solely are responsible.

Personalised Balls

Personalised AFL Team Balls are custom made per order. Estimated delivery between 5-10 business days from your date of order.

Personalised Leather Balls are custom made per order. Estimated delivery between 15-20 business days from your date of order.

Please note that this is a guideline only as there may be circumstances we cannot foresee and you may not have your order to you within this time. Please take this into consideration when ordering as Sherrin takes limited responsibility for timing issues. These balls are delivered directly to you via Australia Post.

Delivery Of Goods

Orders must be placed before 11 AM EST Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays) for priority next day deliveries.

Any orders placed after this time will carry over to the following business day.

Outside Capital cities and major Australian regional centres orders may take up to 14 days to arrive, depending upon the destination.

International orders will depend upon your location and country.

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Tracking

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To celebrate the Sir Doug Nicholls Rounds in season 2024, Sherrin is proud to feature 'Koethuka Kakur' on this year’s Game Ball. Koethuka Kakur (pronounced koi - thika kakurrr with a rolling r) is the name for 'ball' in Kalaw Kawaw Ya dialect which is used in the top Western Torres Strait islands of Dauan, Sabai and Seisia communities.  

Designed by Ben Nabea Davis - a proud Torres Strait Islander artist from Saibai and Waiben Island, the design of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round ball tells the story of connection through our game. Connection that reaches through time and out to all walks of life. It speaks about the indigenous men and women of our game before us who helped build it to where it is, and how through their struggles they have now given us a platform to stand on. It also represents how our generation will one day pass on leadership to our future generation.

Proceeds from the Koethuka Kakur Game Balls will be donated to support Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is a state-wide Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) servicing children, young people, families, and community members. The largest of its kind in Australia. It has protected and promoted the rights of Aboriginal children and families for over 40 years.

Features & Specs:

  • Official Game Ball Size & Weight (Size 5)
  • Official Sir Doug Nicholls Round game ball
  • Australian Made
  • Premium quality Australian Leather
  • Suitable for grass only
  • Limited Release

*Please note. As the proceeds are donated to Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), The 10% sign up discount does not apply to this product*

Marngrook Pattern

The white spiral pattern that looks like a circle represents the ball used for marngrook. It pays homage to the indigenous people that played this game many years ago. The skills our ancestors developed over so many years are now put on display for the world to see

Generations

This symbolizes the connection each generation has to each other.
The pattern used to represent each generation is a coconut leave woven together. This is commonly used on the islands for baskets and many other things. I believe this to be a perfect symbol as the first leave is connected to the last much like our ancestors are connected to us today.

The dark blue pattern on the far right are our elders and ancestors. The serrated patterns to the left of them represent the hardship and struggles they went through to build the world indigenous people live in today. The lighter pattern to the left of the second serrated pattern represents our generation today. It shows how we can live the life we have today because of the hardships endured by our ancestors and elders.

Finally, the lightest pattern on the far left is our future generations who will one day lead our indigenous people with knowledge past on through time

Dhoeri/Dhari

The Dhoeri (kala lagaw ya language) or dhari (meriam mir language) both translate to headdress and was worn in ancient times by warriors during battle and  ceremonial dance. These days it is worn for ceremonial dancing, the dhoeri can vary from island to island. I placed these on the ball as they are an integral part of Torres Strait Island culture.

I believe it also shows how through time our game has connected people from all walks of life.

Warrup (Drum)

The warrup (drum) is a key part of Torres Strait Island culture as it provides the rhythm for our dancers to perform and tell our stories. To me when I think of the sound the drum makes, I think of the heartbeat of our islands. I think of community together celebrating the dancers performing. Much like how we come together to cheer and celebrate our teams each week.

More Information
SKU 4112/IND/24
Note: Limited Release
Team AFL
Material Premium Australian Leather
Playing Surface Grass
Sizes 5
Inflation Guide 69 kPA | 10 psi
Collection AFL SDNR
Category Game Ball
Colour Yellow
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