The St.George Queensland Reds have proudly unveiled their 2021 Indigenous jersey ahead of Saturday night’s inaugural Harvey Norman Super Rugby AU First Nations Round against the Brumbies in Canberra.
Following the squad’s successful Reds to Regions tour and Reds in your Club visits which centred on connection with the Queensland community, the design for this year’s Indigenous jersey has the same focus.
Created by QRU Future Indigenous Leaders Program (FILP) student Delphine Cecil, the amazing artwork was inspired when she moved away from Woorabinda in central Queensland to attend boarding school in Yeppoon.
Painted in one-sitting, Delphine used memories of the stars and the rugged Australian landscape to maintain her strong connection with her hometown.
“It’s all about connection to the land and the stars. For me it always brings me back here to Woorabinda,” said Ms. Cecil.
QRU Indigenous Program Ambassador Moses Sorovi said: “It means a lot this jersey. It’s an honour to represent all Indigenous people across this great country of ours."
"Delphine’s artwork is really special. I like the design and what it means – the connection between the land, the sky and the people who call it home."
"As players we always look forward to seeing the design each year created by one of the QRU’s FILP students and it’s cool how Dynasty Sport can then incorporate that into a jersey,” said Sorovi.
Inspired by Delphine’s story, Dynasty Sport have created a garment designed to represent this connection to home with the same high specifications and finish that Queensland Rugby fans have come to expect from Dynasty Sport.
Dynasty Sport Managing Director Tyler Rakich said: “Delphine’s artwork stood out this year and we are pleased to feature her design on this season’s Indigenous Jersey.
“We know there’s a sense of pride and acknowledgment that comes with wearing the Jersey and the Future Indigenous Leaders Program has been a fantastic Indigenous initiative from the QRU, assisting students in the Cherbourg and Woorabinda communities,” said Mr. Rakich.
The 2021 Queensland Reds Indigenous Jersey will be worn during Saturday night’s inaugural Super Rugby AU First Nations Round against the Brumbies at GIO Stadium in Canberra.
It will also be worn again later this year for the 10th annual QRU Indigenous Round against the Auckland-based Blues side on 4 June during Round 4 of the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition.
You can pre-order your 2021 Queensland Reds Indigenous jersey today before the midnight cut-off on 21st March, with delivery scheduled for early May 2021. Men’s Jerseys start at $130 with kid’s jerseys from $120.
QRU FILP student Delphine Cecil’s original artwork that inspired the 2021 jersey design.