The Sharks 2021 Indigenous jersey has been launched ahead of the upcoming NRL Indigenous Round.
A striking design, the Sharks will wear the jerseys in their round 12 clash against the Gold Coast Titans to be played in Coffs Harbour.
The concept and design were done in collaboration with local Elder Aunty Deanna Schreiber and the Sharks Indigenous players, Andrew Fifita being very involved in the design process, with the jersey now available and on sale through the Sharks store.
The Sharks 2021 Indigenous jersey heavily features blue and white dot work to represent the bubbles of the ocean and saltwater bays of the local region, where the Gweagal people of the Dharawal Nation, the Traditional Owners, inhabitants and caretakers of the Land around Kurranulla (Cronulla) have lived for many thousands of years,
The handprints on the back of the jersey represents the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players on the Sharks team and their respective Nations, including Club Captain Wade Graham (Bundjalung), Will Kennedy and Braydon Trindall (Kamilaroi), Fifita and Jesse Ramien (Wiradjuri).
The large handprint on the front of the jersey symbolises the People of the Dharawal speaking Nation, the area where our team and community come together and the Sharks proudly live, work and play.
The jersey will also feature the branding of One Disease on the top back after Sharks major partner Zambrero gave up their jersey position for this Indigenous Round game.
Founded by Dr Sam Prince in 2011, the creation of One Disease was inspired by Professor Frank Bowden who led the elimination of the disease donovanosis, from Australia’s remote Indigenous communities.
A not-for-profit organisation, One Disease works alongside disease experts and remote communities to eliminate crusted scabies in following an evidence-based Crusted Scabies Elimination Plan.
The Sharks Indigenous Jerseys are now on sale. CLICK HERE to order yours today.