The Easts Tigers have announced their partnership with Inala Wangarra for the 2018 Indigenous Round within the Intrust Super Cup competition and have unveiled their exclusive 2018 Indigenous jersey.
The Suzuki Easts Tigers are excited to showcase the Indigenous jersey for this round that has been designed based on the cultural meaning that comes from the Coorparoo area.
The match between the Tigers and Northern Pride will hit close to home for Easts captain Jake Foster as he runs out onto the field to not only represent himself and the Tigers, but also his culture.
“Wearing the jersey is a special occasion for me, as it isn’t a chance to only represent myself, but a chance to represent my entire mob,” Foster said.
“It is a great way to bring the entire community together.
“I am proud to also have the opportunity to create pathways not only for the Inala community, but also for Easts, with both having strengths allowing them to learn from each other.”
Suzuki Easts Tigers CEO Brian Torpy said his club was proud of the partnership.
“We are proud to support such an important round that holds a lot of value to many members of our playing group, including our captain,” Torpy said.
“We look forward to a successful day showcasing many aspect of Indigenous culture and look forward to seeing many members of the community here to celebrate with us.”
>> The game will be livestream via www.tigertv.net.
Inala Wangarra: Inala Wangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation that provides opportunities in sport, recreation, justice, education, employment, well-being, arts and culture to strengthen the skills, capacity and social mobility of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the southwest corridor of Brisbane.
Indigenous Artwork: The jersey artwork was provided by Indigenous Designs owner and artist, Allan Ninyette (pictured above with Jake Foster).