PRODUCT STORYCelebrate Indigenous culture with the QRL Indigenous Rugby League Jersey.
Designed by former Rugby League player and artist Sid Domic, in collaboration with FOG#152, Greg Inglis, the 2023 Queensland Maroons Indigenous Jersey weaves together two of the oldest cultures in the world. The artwork reflects the connection of the Maroons, having a reliance and understanding of each other, and representing the people individually and as a whole.
The larger circles and conjoining lines in the background represent Aboriginal communities and people all over the land. The Dhari, a symbol of Torres Strait Islanders used in cultural ceremony and dance, along with the turtle and crayfish, represent the people of the Torres Strait Islands.
Inglis’ Dunghutti people are represented by the praying mantis, while his famous goanna totem sits proudly front and centre on the jersey. The goanna, a calm creature who swerves across the desert, is also represented through its footsteps and tracks across the background of the artwork. This calmness was reflected during Inglis’ time on the Rugby League field. As peaceful a creature as the goanna is, when under threat it can turn ferocious - a trait embodied by the Inglis every time he took the State of Origin field.
The goanna now lives on through Greg Inglis’ Goanna Academy, the first accredited and Indigenous-owned mental health education provider in Australia. The circles on the jersey are a tribute to the communities, schools and industry partners touched by the Goanna Academy in improving mental health, while the three lines connecting them represent the need to acknowledge the past and present to create a better future
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