PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26: An Australian rules football featuring graphics for the indigenous round is pictured before the start of the round nine AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Melbourne Demons at Patersons Stadium on May 26, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Melbourne release indigenous guernsey

The Dees are the latest club to release their guernsey for indigenous round.

Picture: Melbourne FC.
Picture: Melbourne FC.

The jumper was designed by Wurundjeri artist, Mandy Nicholson, in consolation with Melbourne players Neville Jetta, Jeff Garlett and Jay Kennedy-Harris.

“I spoke to Neville Jetta, who basically gave me the idea of what themes he was after,” Nicholson told melbournefc.com.au.

“He wanted all of those traditional concepts included, as well as the modern concepts.

“It’s all about the timeline of the Wurundjeri people and our connection to this area. So there’s the traditional way of living and all our old people and our ancestors, into modern day today and also into the future.

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“I use water a lot to depict that ongoing renewal of culture and you’ll see in a lot of my artworks that I often have the river in there and we’ve got this spiritual connection to the Birrarung.”

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