The GIANTS have unveiled their 2018 Indigenous jumper ahead of Sir Doug Nicholls Round next month.
After calling for entries from Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists in November last year, the club received dozens of designs from across the country.
After careful consideration, the club’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) working group - which includes players Zac Williams and Jeremy Finlayson - selected Northern Territory born artist Nathan Patterson’s Learning Together, Growing Together, Walking Together as the winning design.
“I have incorporated the four community pillars (harmony, health, education, employment), represented by the four ‘U’ shapes seated around the central meeting place.
“Beyond the meeting
“I have also painted four sets of footprints. These speak of true reconciliation, walking together side by side to create a better future for generations to come.”
Included on the jumper for the first time is an
Defender Jeremy Finlayson said he is looking forward to wearing the jumper in what will be his first Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
“I’ve watched the boys run around in some amazing designs over the past few years, so I can’t wait to pull on the jumper this year,” he said.
While fellow defender Zac Williams will miss the game through injury, he’s proud to have been part of choosing the winning design.
“I’m disappointed that I won’t be playing as I really like Nathan’s design and I’d love to be wearing it,” he said.
“But knowing that I’ll see the entire team wearing it in a few weeks, and knowing I had a part in choosing the design is something I’m really proud of.”
The jumper will be worn by the GIANTS in their 2018 Sir Doug Nicholls Round clash with the Adelaide Crows at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, June 3 and again during their round 11
Sir Doug, who
He was the first Aboriginal person to be knighted, served as Governor of South Australia and was devoted to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.