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Indigenous Jumper & Bibs

In the spirit of reconciliation and in celebration of The Sir Doug Nicholls Round, our club has collaborated with Billy-Jay O’Toole to create a custom design jumper and bibs that capture both the spirit of our club and the Wadawurrung region.

 

BJ is a proud Wadawurrung man, member of Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and talented local artist. You can follow his journey by clicking the link below. 

We thank BJ for sharing his incredible talent with us. 

STORYTELLING

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The design was centred around the clubs traditional colours and also incorporating the light blue to share the history of the club's colours, worn by Barwon Football Club before transferring to South Barwon. Using the colours, I incorporated important features in the landscape around where the football club is, and was, located. Those designs are representing Coastal Country, Freshwater Country, Hill/Mountain Country and including eucalyptus leaves as a sign of cleansing and welcoming you all onto Wadawurrung Country.

Koling Wada Ngal

'Let Us walk together'

What it means?

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Eucalyptus Leaves

Used in ceremonies as part of cleansing and welcoming you onto country, it was an important feature to incorporate to let you all know you are welcomed on Wadawurrung Country and to take care of Wadawurrung Country. The dots around them honour the past Greats of the football/netball club who are no longer with us, and showcase the impact that many people had on this football club to make it what it is today.

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Hilly Mountains

Symbolising hilly and mountain country around the region of South Barwon Football & Netball Club. There is many high parts of country which were vantage points in the landscape where we had 360 views of country.

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The Black Swan

The black swan who's name is Kunawarra in Wadawurrung language. This is South Barwon's emblem/logo for the football/netball club and is a focal point in my design of the jumper to honour the club that you all play for.

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Emu Prints

Emu footprints. This resonates sole heartedly on game day. It's sharing how emus can't walk backwards, it's about contest to contest, battle to battle, not taking a backwards step at any moment through the game, learning from your mistakes and moving forward to rectify them.

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The Barwon River

Represents the Barwon river.  I’ve incorporated this to share into the past history of the football/netball club and where they used to be located.

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Coastal Dunes

Representing the Coastal country. I've symbolised that by doing dunes at the bottom of the design.

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Helping Hands

The hands on either side symbolises the work that it takes to run a successful football/netball club, honouring all the volunteers to know their work doesn’t go unnoticed.

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Meeting Place

The meeting place is to represent the football & netball club as a place that people come together.

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Koling Wada Ngal

In Wadawurrung Language it means ‘” Let us walk together ”” this is all about the football and netball club being one club and all walking together to achieve the ultimate success. 

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