Sir Doug Nicholls Round Indigenous Guernsey | Artist: Luther Cora
Our 2018 Gold Coast Suns jersey is based on the design of the team's 2018 Sir Doug Nicholls Round Indigenous Guernsey, which was designed by local Yugambeh man Luther Cora.
Cora has played an integral role in generating awareness and educating Suns players and staff about local Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island culture and said he looked to incorporate elements of both cultures in the 2018 Guernsey.
Traditional Aboriginal artwork covers the entire jumper with the traditional headwear of the Torres Straight Island people, The Dhari, featured on the back of the jumper.
“The design remains true to our home the Gold Coast and uses elements of our land through a silhouette of a warrior looking out over to Mount Warning, or Wullumbin, on the back and looking over our players,” Cora said.
“On the front the Mibbin or Eagle and Mullet fish are depicted for their important cultural significance to our coastal region.”
“This jumper represents our players through their totems and peoples name on the back. I also wanted to pay respect to all past and present players by having their names on the collar.”