Panthers Media | March 17 2022
Panthers is proud to unveil the 2022 Indigenous Jersey - recognising the many roles played by both men and women in Rugby League within the Darug Nation.
The jersey was designed by Natasha Fordham in collaboration with Panthers Indigenous Welfare Officer Glen Liddiard.
The jersey comprises of both male and female handprints, representing both genders as equals. The handprint of J’maine Hopgood (Gurang Gurang) and Chris Smith (Arrernte) is featured on the front and back of the jersey respectively. Accompanying them is the handprints of Taylah Murray (Darkinjung), an important and highly respected member of the Panthers commercial team.
Situated under the handprints, encircled by the symbol for men and women are the Darug Totems, a fruit bat for men and a ringtail possum for women.
The Indigenous designs is accompanied by symbols and patterns painted by Glen Liddiard which demonstrate unity, connection and a common meeting place being BlueBet Stadium, where both men and women unite over their passion and pride for their team.
The Panthers will wear the 2022 Indigenous Jersey in the Round 12 showdown against the Cowboys at BlueBet Stadium.
The 2022 Indigenous Jersey is now available for pre-order from the Panther Shop. Please complete your pre-order by Thursday 24 March to guarantee you can wear it with pride throughout the NRL Indigenous Round.