The Queensland Reds released the 2014 Indigenous jersey in the U.S. this week. The limited edition BLK jersey features a cool Aboriginal pattern on the shoulders and down the side of the jersey designed by Indigenous artist Stephen Hogarth.
The art work on the shoulders and down the sides make this jersey special. The design works well on the solid red jersey with the front showing-off more of the yellow details of the artwork while the back highlights a swirling circular pattern in navy, red, and white.
The jersey made its on-field debut in the Reds 38-31 win over the Highlanders on May 30, 2014 as part of National Reconciliation Week in Australia. They also wore it in the 36-20 win against the Rebels on June 27 when the Rebels also wore their Indigenous jersey.
The Indigenous jersey features the same red body with red insert collar with navy blue detailing and embroidered Queensland Reds logos over the left and right chest along with the BLK logo and the base of the collar. The primary St George sponsor logo is on the center of the chest along with the Bioglan Red Krill Oil and Rio Tinto logos on the back.
“Given our Indigenous heritage, we’re proud to be ambassadors of the Queensland Reds Indigenous Program. There are many great initiatives within this program that support young Indigenous Queenslanders, so to acknowledge that with a themed round is great recognition of the achievements of all our program participants,” Anthony Fainga’a said at the reveal.
The jersey was not reserved only for the players at Queensland Rugby junior mascot Red Dog had a special ‘jersey’ made for the celebrations as well.
The Queensland Reds Indigenous jersey is available at WorldRugbyShop.com. This jersey will sell-out quickly so get yours today.