It’s a symbolic jersey, designed by key men in the nib Newcastle Knights’ history.
The Indigenous jersey was designed by past and present Knights players including Ashley Gordon, Owen Craigie, Timana Tahu and Connor Watson.
Each man was specifically chosen due to their role they’ve played in the history of the Club.
“We had four players that were part of designing the jersey,” Gordon explained.
“I was chosen because I was the first aboriginal player contracted to the Knights.
“You had Owen Craigie. He was the first aboriginal to win a grand final (for the Knights).
“You had Timana Tahu, the first aboriginal to play for Australia and you have a current player in Connor Watson.
“Each one of our totems were placed on that jersey.”
Each player contributed a piece of their history to local Indigenous artist and proud Bundjalung women, Elise Randell from non-for-profit agency Justiz, who painted the artwork that makes up the foundations of the jersey design.
Jersey’s are on sale in the Knights store.
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