It was a celebration on and off the field in Round 18 as the Titans came out victors in the local derby against the Brisbane Broncos.
Now you can own one of the player worn special edition Indigenous Jerseys.
After playing away for the NRL’s indigenous round earlier in the year, the Titans used the home game against their northern rivals as a chance to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, recognising the indigenous players who are part of the Gold Coast side.
With all playing jerseys up for grabs it may be a challenge to decide which one to to go after.
Is it man of the match, Ash Taylor? Or perhaps livewire fullback AJ Brimson or maybe fan favourite Anthony Don. They are all there.
Be sure to get your bid in before the auction closes on the 19th of September
The jersey was designed by artist Laura Pitt.
Laura is a 25-year-old from the Gamilaroi tribe, living in Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales.
The design is titled “Healing”.
The blue circles in the middle with the symbols on the outside represent the Titans community.
Passion is represented through the coloured dots surrounding the players and supporters with links of the blue and ochre lines that merge together as one.
The hand prints and blue and white waterholes surrounding the area represent connection to the land. The blue and yellow healing leaves represent the resilience of the team that play together and heal together.
There are messages about healing, support and togetherness, with the message about connection with the community a major focus.
A passionate football fan, Pitt says she has been telling her story through art since her childhood and was inspired to bring her work to life through sport.
“I wanted to be able to interpret my life story into the artwork to go onto the jersey, because it is a really big thing – especially for the indigenous players at the club,” Pitt said.
She says was “blown away” to find out that her artwork had been chosen by the Club.
“I am very, very proud to represent my people and my culture,” she said.
The match-worn special edition jerseys are available for purchase, with the opportunity to own the jersey worn by your favourite player.
All purchases will go towards the Titans Together fund and and its pursuit of excellence on the rugby league field and a better life for people in the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers community. BID NOW