AFL's Indigenous Rounds Guernsey

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Okay so I'm a  few weeks late on this post due to exam cramming but when I saw these cool pics of the AFL jerseys with an indigenous makeover on them for the AFL's Indigenous rounds thought I'd read up on it a little more. To celebrate the 10th Dreamtime at the G and the Recognise movement (will post about that soon too) there were design competitions to design the guernsey with the theme of recognise in mind. 'm not the big AFL follower but i do admire how the sport celebrates and encourages diversity. I love the way they use clothing to support the culture. 
Each design has a story. Check them out below
Designed by: Jirra Lulla Harvey 
Hawthorn was once a lush landscape, with the Birrarung (River of Mist) at its heart. The cross-hatching represents light through the bush, the red circles are meeting points along the river.
Designed by: Chris Edwards
The larger circles represent areas where Aboriginal men would go hunting together. The hunters could cover more ground and then come back to their tribes with a greater result.



Designed by: Luther Cora
The front reflects elements of the Gold Coast, the black and white hands represent reconciliation and the seven rays represent the seven indigenous players on the club’s list.

designed by BJ O’Toole, in conjunction with Geelong’s community team and its indigenous players.
The five circle symbols represent the Kulin nations and the communities, the dots represent communities and the boomerangs represent players who leave communities for Geelong and then return.

Designed by: Roger Hayden and Richard Walley 
The three boomerangs represent a weapon, a musical instrument and a strong home base. Other features depict Fremantle and its importance to indigenous people.

Designed by: Thomas Day III
The design was inspired by possum skin cloaks, a prized possession for the Gunditjmara people. The concept re-imagines the Essendon story and its long association with indigenous people.

Designed (logo) by: Dixon Patten
The guernsey features the Collingwood Barrawarn logo, which is used for the club’s indigenous employment and education program. Barrawarn is a Woi-wurrung word for Magpie.

designed by Emma MacNeill (partner of Mitch Robinson)
The jumper incorporates elements of hunting for victory, the concept of team and the importance of fans and their connection to the club.

Designed by Hogarth Arts.
The design elements represent the passing on of stories and information around the country, the importance of roads, land and meeting places, and learning and passing on the culture

Designed by Andrew McLeod. 
The 24 stars represent the seasons the Crows have been in the AFL; the 16 feet represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players who have represented the club and the R denotes Recognition


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