Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will celebrate the NRL Indigenous Round against the Gold Coast Titans at Lottoland by wearing an Indigenous jersey featuring the great Cliff Lyons.
Titled ‘The Lyons’ Den’, this superb artwork has been designed by Lee Anthony Hampton (Koori Kicks Art). The design is now available for pre-order at our Official Sea Eagles Superstore.
The Lyons' Den is an Contemporary Aboriginal art piece highlighting Lyons’ wonderful playing career from his humble beginnings with the Gundagai Tigers through to his days in the NRL with Manly, as well as representing NSW and Australia.
On the bottom left of the artwork, the portrait of Cliff is surrounded by a circle of dots and the Aboriginal symbol for man & woman. This represents Cliff at his home ground of Brookvale Oval surrounded by his many adoring fans. Surrounding the large circle with Cliff in it, there are a number of larger grey circles, representing every club that Cliff has played for, the dotted lines connecting these circles represent his journey from his junior club days right through to his representative duties for NSW, Australia & The Indigenous Team.
There is also a black area with lizard tracks which represents Cliff's Aboriginal totem, "the lizard".
Either side of this area is a wash of blue and white dots which represent the ocean, and the white wash of the Manly shoreline.
At the bottom right of the artwork is a lizard, again a representation of Cliff's totem. Within the lizard lies some of Cliff's career stats. The front legs contains 102 dots - Cliff's NRL Hall of Fame inductee number.
The back legs contain 80 dots, the number of first grade tries Cliff scored for the Sea Eagles. Down each side of the lizard’s back are 6 dots and 5 dots, representing his 5 goals and 6 field goals for Manly. When you combined all dots and lines within the tail, it totals 309, the total first grade games played for Manly.
The artwork has been applied to a jersey that Cliff wore while representing the Sea Eagles.
The jersey is available for pre-order at our official Sea Eagles Merchandise store.