To celebrate the second week of Sir Doug Nicholls Round, the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Theatre Company are proud to present an excerpt from 37, a play by Trawlwoolway Pakana playwright Nathan Maynard, as part of the pre-game entertainment at our Round 11 match against the Sydney Swans.  

Members and fans attending the game are asked to be in their seats by 7pm this Thursday 23 May to witness this special and not-to-be-missed performance celebrating Marngrook—the traditional Aboriginal game that inspired AFL—which will take place in the centre of Marvel Stadium, Wurundjeri.

37 is a powerhouse new Australian play that ventures inside the locker room with sharp wit and uproarious humour to explore community, identity, the price of winning and the true meaning of a goal.

After thrilling audiences in Melbourne and Brisbane, collecting multiple five-star reviews along the way, this is your chance to experience an electrifying excerpt performance by the cast of 10 performers, with direction and choreography by Noongar director Isaac Drandic (ABC’s Cleverman), and co-choreography by Pajinka Wik and Meriam Mer artist Waangenga Blanco.

The Western Bulldogs would like to thank Melbourne Theatre Company, co-producer Queensland Theatre and the cast and crew for their performance and look forward to bringing a unique celebration of Sir Doug Nicholls Round to life for our members and fans.

Now in its ninth year, Sir Doug Nicholls Round (played across Rounds 10 and 11) is a celebration and recognition of the contribution of First Nations people to the game of football.

The theme of this year's Sir Doug Nicholls Round is 'Spirit Strong, Game On', which recognises the resilience and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The theme also honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's traditions, enduring spirit, and ongoing impact and legacy they have contributed to Australian Rules Football and society more broadly.

Tickets for Round 11 Western Bulldogs v Sydney Swans are now on sale. Get yours today.