Queensland Reds have revealed the striking jersey that they’ll wear for this week’s Indigenous Round Super Rugby clash at Suncorp Stadium.
The jersey has been produced by new Reds apparel supplier, Zoo Sport, and once again the jersey features a unique design created by an indigenous artist.
The artist in question is 15-year-old Future Indigenous Leadership Participant, Janita Langton, and her original artwork (pictured above) has been adapted into a pattern that takes pride of place on the front of the jersey, as well as all the training gear the Reds will wear before the game.
“I’m speechless to think the Reds will play in my jersey, I’m just really happy,” said Langton at the jersey’s launch.
“For the jersey design, I used Torres Strait, Aboriginal and Australian colours to represent all of us as we all come together. The five big circles represent us all gathering as a family. The red circle represents the genes of us people, the reddish-brown dots on the outside represents the earth we are standing on and the blue represents the sea.”
The Reds Indigenous Program aims to help Indigenous youth transition from primary school through to secondary school, and then onto tertiary education, training or employment. Langton is the firstparticipant who has transitioned through the Future Indigenous Leaders Program from Grade 7 through to Grade 10, and is now preparing to enter the Reds Generation Next program as she begins to look at life beyond school, with aspirations to further her art.
The Reds will wear her jersey design for this weekend’s massive clash with the Brumbies at Suncorp stadium.