#8 Mitchell Lewis 2019 Signed & Match Worn Indigenous Guernsey


Number of Bids 23
Reference Number 82259
Starting Date 25-May-2019 4:00 PM
Ending Date 06-Jun-2019 9:01 PM
Highest Bid $1,100.00
User ID alan7

Item Description

The AFL’s annual round recognising and celebrating Indigenous players and culture, named in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls, kicks off in Round 10 of the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.

The 2019 Toyota AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Round will be celebrated across rounds 10 and 11 of the Toyota AFL Premiership Season and in the lead up to this celebrated round, the club is proud to release the 4th iteration of its indigenous guernsey, painted by Jennifer “Lulu” Coombes and inspired by Cyril Rioli, Hawthorn’s 2019 indigenous guernsey design features two prominent aspects of the Tiwi Island culture, Pukumani Poles and the Kulama ceremony.

The Hawks will wear our 2019 indigenous ‘Tiwi’ guernsey in both rounds against Port Adelaide at UTAS Stadium on May 25th and the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on 1ST June.

Pukumani Poles, which are found on the front of the guernsey, are commonly used in ceremonies and are also placed around the graves of the deceased in order to protect the dead from evil spirits. The art on these Poles is unique, often telling a story about the departed individual.

On the back of the guernsey, the circular figures are a depiction of a Kulama Yam Ceremony. Such ceremonies occur at the beginning of the dry season, around the months of April and May. They run over three days and nights, with the rituals conducted by Tiwi men and women who participate in the ceremony. Songs are composed to tell of events, both positive and negative, that have occurred on the Islands in the past year.

All guernseys are match worn*, washed, featuring a sublimated player number with authentic individual signature.

All match worn guernseys will come presented in a collectible tin* with an outer decal to mark the occasion and each accompanied by a ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ provided by the AFL Players Association and fully licensed by the AFL . 

In a new initiative recently adopted by the club, each club player issued guernsey now carries the full name of the player and his unique club debut number within the neckline adding to its authenticity and collectability (see attached images).

Manufactured under license by our on-field partner adidas, the 2019 Indigenous Hawthorn Guernsey consists of :-

• Authentic player fabrication in durable double knit
• Classic v-neck collar construction
• Back external neckline features the words “Ngawa Puranji Yiloga”, which translates to “We love our footy”
• Individual player number sublimated onto rear of garment
• Individual and personalised full name of player and his unique club debut number within the back neckline above GPS pouch
• Sublimated major sponsors Tasmania and iinet featured on the front and back respectively
• 100% performance polyester
• Micro eyelets to draw heat away and promote cooling
• Fully sublimated design
• Player Authentic Fit – very tight
• Seldom available to the general public

Featuring adidas Climachill technology which is a revolution in active cooling apparel technology. The line incorporates innovative fabric woven with titanium and industry-first 3D aluminium cooling spheres. A micro fibre fabric allows the apparel to act like mesh and moves excess moisture away from your skin.

Washing Instructions:-
• Wash and iron inside out
• Do not use fabric softener
• Cold machine wash
• Do not bleach
• Do not tumble dry
• Cool iron

All proceeds from this auction will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation – see more at www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au

The image used is for illustration purposes only, it will not be 100% reflective of the final product.

Don’t miss this chance to purchase a piece of Hawthorn history with this extremely rare & unique collectable.

Edition 1 of 1.

Please Note :-

  • This year we will be wearing our Sir Doug Nicholls Round guernseys in two games – Rd 10 v Port Power and Rd 11 v Brisbane Lions. 
  • This means if the player takes to the field in either match the guernsey available will be the authentic signed match worn guernsey. 
  • If a player plays in Round 10 and not 11, his guernsey will be washed and match worn (Scrimshaw and Morrison).
  • If a player plays in Round 11 and not 10, his guernsey will also be unwashed and match worn (Smith and Lewis)
  • If a player played both Rounds 10 and 11, his guernsey will be unwashed and match worn.
  • The players are issued with 2 guernseys, these guernseys will be used for both matches. One will then be available for auction, the other to be retained by the player.
  • Should a player not be selected, or for any other reason not take the field in Round 10 or 11, the guernsey will be signed but not Match Worn and will not be presented in a collectible tin.

Successful bidders should expect to receive their auction item in mid-July 2019. Customers who request collection will be contacted by phone when their item is ready.

Please contact HawksNest for further information.