Renowned Aboriginal artist Elizabeth Close and Adelaide’s inaugural AFLW Indigenous Round Home Match Sponsor BHP have come together to bring the Crows’ 2021 Indigenous Guernsey to life in a painted piece.
The artwork, inspired by the guernsey designed with Crows player Danielle Ponter, represents the players, their journey and female resilience.
Adelaide players are represented by the concentric circles and the rings while the bold navy line is their journey, weaving in around and through the circles, connecting them on their journey together.
The dots that sit on top of the circles represent the many other people who support the players, including family, coaches, partners, colleagues, and support staff.
The dots in the background represent the wider clubs and players in the AFLW. While they are present, they do not distract or draw the players away from their path.
The painting will be gifted to St Kilda on Sunday as we celebrate Indigenous Round on Sunday, February 28.
As Home Match Sponsor, BHP will also be giving kids the opportunity to leave messages of support for the team in the Activation Zone.
In the Activation Zone, Crows fans will also be given the opportunity to meet the artist before the game and win their own Indigenous Guernsey.
During the warm up, the Crows team will be wearing t-shirts that support the We Got You campaign, an initiative started by Club ambassador Patty Mills.
The We Got You campaign is led by an all-star cast of Australia’s biggest sport identities, including Adelaide’s own Erin Phillips, and is a pledge by these athletes to stand in solidarity against racism and be the voice for change.
For information on other game day initiatives, please click here.