PLAYER ISSUED 2014 INDIGENOUS ROUND JUMPER #12 JONATHON GRIFFEN


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PLAYER ISSUED INDIGENOUS ROUND JUMPER #12 JONATHON GRIFFIN

Here is your chance to own Jonathon's 2014 Indidenous Round Player Issued Jumper.

Former Fremantle player and current development coach Roger Hayden worked with Richard Walley, one of Australia's leading Aboriginal performers, artists, musicians and writers, to create the Indigenous Round guernsey for the club.

Replacing the three chevrons on the Freo home jumper are three boomerangs, which each represent a different application.

“One signifies a weapon, the other a musical instrument and the third the strength of coming back home,” Hayden said.

Each of these can be used in football terminology.

"The weapon depicts the combative and attacking nature of the game,” Hayden said.

“A musical instrument can be played, just as footballers play the game.The third boomerang is symbolic of a strong home base."

Hayden said the jumper was representative of location. Fremantle is near the ocean, there are four waves on the jumper that represent water in the ocean and also the four quarters of a football game. They begin on the bottom right corner of the jumper, where inner strength is represented.

“As it builds out through the jumper, each quarter becomes gradually larger, which in football terms means you will finish the game strongly,” Hayden said.

There are other features on the jumper that depict Fremantle as an area and its importance to Indigenous people.

“The dots that form the shape of an arch symbolise shelter,” he added.

“The dots that slope symbolise the nourishment of the ocean, which has been a source of food for Indigenous people for thousands of years. As a whole, the jumper signifies the physical and spiritual strength for the football team and the Fremantle region, which is really significant to Indigenous people.”

Hayden said acknowledging the contributions of Indigenous footballers that have represented Fremantle over time was also important.
 

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