|Number of Bids||19|
|Starting Date||20-May-2019 12:00 AM|
|Ending Date||02-Jun-2019 9:00 PM|
#18 SAM WALSH 2019 INDIGENOUS SIGNED PLAYER GUERNSEY
CELEBRATE THE 2019 SIR DOUG NICHOLLS INDIGENOUS ROUND AND SECURE A PART OF CLUB HISTORY WITH THIS 2019 INDIGENOUS SIGNED PLAYER GUERNSEY.
MANUFACTURED BY NIKE, THIS GUERNSEY WAS ISSUED TO SAM WALSH FOR THE ROUND 10 MATCH AGAINST ST KILDA AT MARVEL STADIUM AND IS PERSONALLY SIGNED AND ACCOMPANIED WITH AN AFLPA CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.
THE PROCEEDS FROM THE AUCTION WILL BENEFIT THE CLUB'S NEXT GENERATION ACADEMY; A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT OF AFL PLAYERS INCLUSIVE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER YOUTH WITHIN CARLTON'S NORTHERN ACADEMY ZONE.
THE GUERNSEY DESIGN
The design entails the iconic Navy Blue with meaningful indigenous symbols which represents family, strength, protection and highlights the path each individual player has taken on their journey to Carlton.
Shelley Ware, a proud Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman from South Australia, was the creator of the guernsey.
Ware said she felt privileged to create the Blues’ 2019 Indigenous guernsey.
“It’s an honour to have my design chosen for the guernsey, and for the design I wanted to show what comes to my mind when I think of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander man,” Ware said.
“I picture a warrior standing strong and proud for his people, so I asked artist Michael Harding to draw the shield and spear of the warrior. To show the strength and grace of the warrior ready for battle,” Ware said.
“The guernsey features the sun on the players left shoulder, the giver of life. I included my totem, the Wedge-tailed Eagle, to watch over and keep them safe. Across the back, you can see ancestors in the stars, showing those who led the way before them and now watch over and guide the players.”