Manly Warringah Sea Eagles centre Brian Kelly proudly represented the club at the launch of the NRL Indigenous Round at Moore Park today.
Fresh from playing for Country Origin in Mudgee yesterday, Kelly joined players from other clubs as the NRL celebrates Indigenous Round this weekend. Every NRL club will wear an Indigenous inspired jerseys during the round for the first time in history.
A series of cultural performances, gift exchanges, a performance on-screen by Judith Durham and Welcome to Country ceremonies will occur at matches, with a theme of Recognition as the focal point throughout the round.
The NRL is continuing its partnership with RECOGNISE throughout Indigenous Round, with support for the movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution and ensure there is no place for racial discrimination.
The 2017 NRL Indigenous Round will also celebrate two significant milestones during the round:
- The 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum to enable States and Territories to make laws in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to count them in the census
- The 25th anniversary of the 1992 High Court Mabo decision that recognised native title for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Manly's Indigenous Jersey Background
Designer: Doris Glasson
Inspiration/Story: “When I think of Manly I see a beautiful beach. The Blue represents the waves of this iconic beach and the small bone dots the warm sand. The circles with dots represent the communities that proudly define the northern beaches, with the ‘U’ shapes representing the people that make up those communities. Paths make their way to a maroon circle featuring the Sea Eagles logo, which represents Brookvale Oval, Manly’s spiritual gathering place.” NRL Double Header: Saturday 13 May, Suncorp Stadium
Melbourne Storm v Gold Coast Titans, 5:30pm
Manly Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos, 7:50pm
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