The Gold Coast SUNS will proudly don its AFLW Indigenous Guernsey in Rounds 7 & 8 as the AFLW celebrates Indigenous Rounds.
SUNS AFLW Indigenous footballer Kalinda Howarth was involved in the design process, which has now featured in both 2022 and 2023 AFLW season and says it’s a privilege to be able to share her culture and keep the same design for 2023.
“Being able to represent my family and my culture has been an incredible process to be a part of and I’m really thankful,” Howarth told SUNS Media.
The guernsey was created by local Bundalung-Yugambeh artist Christine Slabb. Christine and the SUNS have built a strong relationship over the recent years with Christine designing the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Gold Coast SUNS Indigenous Guernseys.
The white sun on the guernsey represents the Gold Coast and the GC SUNS AFLW players and their families and communities.
The yellow sun at the top-back of the guernsey depicts the sunrise coming out of the ocean while the symbolic nature of having the sun on both the front and back of the playing strip signifies the past, present and future of the football club. The names of all Past and Present Indigenous SUNS players features on the back of the Guernsey.
The SUNS will wear its Indigenous Guernsey for upcoming matches against the Brisbane Lions at Heritage Bank Stadium and Yartapuulti Football Club at Alberton Oval.