#3 Indigenous Jersey played in by Taniela Tupou - Round 19 Reds v Sunwolves - 13 July

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Reference Number 75426
Starting Date 05-Jul-2017 5:00 PM
Ending Date 23-Jul-2018 12:00 AM
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Item Description

This 2018 Indigenous Jersey has been worn and signed by Taniela Tupou in Round 18 of the 2018 Vodafone Super Rugby Season against the Japan Sunwolves on Friday 13 July at Suncorp Stadium.

The 2018 Indigenous Jersey was designed by Samantha Booth, whose three daughters are Reds Future Indigenous Leaders Program participants in Woorabinda, Central Queensland. The jersey was launched in conjunction with NAIDOC week’s theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ 

Samantha is currently a Special Education (& Well Being) Teacher Aide at Woorabinda State School, which her three children attend.

“The Reds Future Indigenous Leaders Program is outstanding, and I can see how my three children are benefitting from being part of it – which will certainly help them in the future. My first experience of Rugby Union was playing for the Maryborough Wallaroos and playing for Maryborough High School around the same time,” Samantha said.

“This design was created to represent that all roads lead to home. With the hands as the central element, representing how family is at the core of every home. The warm colours represent the earth we stand on the dots represent different places across Australia, the animals represent bush food in Woorabinda and other communities, and the lines visually demonstrate that no matter where you go, you always come home.

In recognition of her artwork, Samantha has also received a bursary from the Office of the Commonwealth Games.