The 2021 Sharks Indigenous round jersey represents and promotes the traditional landowners and first nations peoples who have inhabited the Kurranulla (Cronulla) region for many thousands of years.
To be worn during the clubs all Dynasty sport clash with the Gold Coast Titans in Coffs Harbour in Round twelve. This year’s jersey was created by local Elder Aunty Deanna Schreiber and Sharks Indigenous players, with Dynasty Sport Director Tyler Rakich saying the collaboration had produced a striking garment sure to be a hit with local fans.
“The team at Dynasty Sport commend Aunty Deanna and the Sharks Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander players on a garment that not only looks fantastic, but that also holds special meaning to the local region. We are sure this year’s jersey will be a genuine hit with sharks’ fans everywhere” Tyler Rakich said
The 2021 Indigenous jersey features bold, blue and white dot work which represents the bubbles of the ocean and saltwater bays, home to the Gweagal people of the Dharawal Nation. The regions traditional owners, inhabitants and caretakers of the Land have called Kurranulla (Cronulla) home for thousands of years.
The detailed handprints positioned on the back of the garment represent the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives currently playing with the Sharks and their respective Nations -Bundjalung Capt. Wade Graham, Kamilaroi Will Kennedy and Braydon Trindall and Wiradjuri Andrew Fifita and Jesse Ramien.
The large handprint on the front of the jersey represents People of the Dharawal speaking Nation where our team and community come together, and the area we proudly live, work and play.