He’s the club’s spiritual leader both on and off the field, and this week Jarrod Harbrow will pull on the Indigenous guernsey for Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
The guernsey features Harbrow’s totem, the Yirrignydji Jellyfish, as well as the totems of the club’s other Indigenous players and the names of every Indigenous player to represent the club on the collar.
“It’s just a Round where we can celebrate the Indigenous culture, celebrate the Gold Coast Indigenous community and just everyone in Australia,” Harbrow told SUNS Media about the significance of Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
“The Indigenous culture, it’s Australian culture.
“It’s about celebrating it and all the great things that the Indigenous people, communities and players both past and present have contributed to the game to make it what it is today.
“We look forward to it every year and we’re pumped to pull on the jumper and run out there in front of our home crowd.”
The SUNS will take on a Geelong team in impressive form on Saturday night at Metricon Stadium.
“They’re on top of the ladder, they’re going really well,” he said.
“We’re pretty desperate for a win so it’s a really important game for us.
“We started the year off pretty well, the last month hasn’t gone our way with a couple of close game but it’s important we show up this week and try our best to put in a four-quarter performance.
“Last week we only put in a half so Port Adelaide really dominated us in the second half so we need to bring four quarters this week and go out there and give it our best.”
Harbrow said the result of the match would boil down to execution.
“They’re on top of the ladder for a reason,” he said.
“They do all the basics well so I think that’s pretty much where it will come down to – who does all the basics well.
“It’ll be a really good night, we just need to start well and work hard.
“It’s important that we look at Geelong but also we bring what we’re really good at, bring our strengths and take that up against them.”