Fremantle have revealed their 2019 Indigenous guernsey at their season launch on Tuesday, with Dockers life member Troy Cook designing the jumper.
Cook’s guernsey will be worn in round 10 when the Dockers host Brisbane, to coincide with the AFL’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
The 150-game Fremantle legend took inspiration from his home town of Carnarvon, which is 1000km north of Perth.
“The middle feature is the Gascoyne River with 25 River Mullet, symbolising the 25-year history of the Fremantle Football Club,” Cook told the club’s website.
“The river was my oasis. Spearing, lashing, fishing and swimming with family and friends was a regular occurrence.
“The Gascoyne is not a flowing river but to witness the river coming down after heavy rains inland is an amazing experience which brings the surrounding area to life.
“Either side of the river are the tracks of a kangaroo, emu and goanna. Each was hunted as a respected food source for many families. The animals survive around the permanent water holes.
“The Gascoyne’s language groups are acknowledged and represented in people meeting around a fire. They represent the groups that remain and also those who have passed through over time.”