Indigenous Jersey auction open now!

by SUFC | July 28, 2019
Indigenous Jersey auction open now!

Take home a piece of SUFC history, with one of our indigenous jerseys as worn by the team during the round 17 clash with Northern Suburbs.

The jersey was designed in 2018 by SUFC player Liam Coe and shares the dreaming of Wiradjuri people. Biame, our creator, sent the Rainbow Serpent here to carve the land and rivers, responding only to him. The Serpent carved its way through Wiradjuri country leaving rivers in it wake to nourish and support life; water for people to drink, water to bring the animals to hunt, water to feed the plants that shade and provide for us.

As the serpent traveled the rivers he created, it marked the borders of Wiradjuri country, the Murray, the Murrumbidgee, the Lachlan and the Macquarie. Along the way, the Serpent stopped to rest, his prolonged time imbued additional energy into the land and water. Wiradjuri people realised the significance of these sacred sites and waterways, holding ceremony’s for men, women and children. These ceremonies must continue to maintain the balance of energy within country, all energy that is received must also be returned to the earth. These sites for ceremony are recognised as bora rings on the jersey, each also symbolising the three components of our club: Grade, Women’s and Colts.
The serpent finished its task and remained within the rivers as the Bunyip to ensure their longevity. It is the task of Wiradjuri people to always protect Biame’s gifts, his land and his water. To always be respectful of our great rivers as the serpent still resides here in many forms. Additionally, the markings on the Jersey’s shoulders reflect the styles and symbols of Wiradjuri tree carving. A process to mark ones culture in their surroundings, provide guidance and to lead others. We must all strive to continue these practices within the Club.

You can take home one of the jerseys by bidding on them in the auction now.  Click the Bid Now link under the jersey you would like. 

Money raised from the jerseys will be used to support current and future indigenous players at SUFC. Long term we hope to be able to fund a scholarship at USYD for an indigenous athlete. 

The auction will close at 4pm on Friday 2nd August at the KPMG Finals Lunch.

Angus Bell Tom Horton Matt Sandell
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Lachlan Swinton David McDuling Nick Champion
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Josh Kemeny Rohan O'Regan Jake Gordon
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Ben Hughes James Kane Will McDonnell
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Guy Porter Harry Potter Tim Clements
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Declan Moore Tom Osborne Chris Talakai
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Jack Sherratt Mitch Whiteley Banjo Travers
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James Dargaville Henry Clunies-Ross
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