Round 10 in the NRL is Indigenous Round and Ash Taylor was today in Sydney to launch every clubs jersey.
Details for the Gold Coast Titans jersey are as follows:
Designer: Preston Campbell
Preston Campbell: “Indigenous Australian culture is diverse and varies from one nation to the next. There are similarities and differences within Indigenous nations of Australia, as well as around the world, one thing we all have in common is our understanding of ‘Connection’. Connection with nature, each other and the world around us. Our values and beliefs are what connects us as individuals, family groups and wider communities. Our Connection with culture is constantly evolving and shaping our identity in the modern world. In order to survive, we need to understand the land we walk on, the plants and animals that live amongst us and the relationship we have with other, which must be based on respect.”
The many circles represent communities or tribes and the connection that we have with each other. With the Gold Coast being situated so close to the New South Wales border we have a connection with players, members and fans from both states. On one side, there is a strip of blue representing New South Wales and on the opposing side there is a strip of maroon representing Queensland. This signifies players, members and fans from differing places coming together as one.
When painting this piece of artwork for the Gold Coast Titans Indigenous jersey, Preston reflected on the great game of Rugby League and how it can bring so many people together.