Collingwood launch 2022 Indigenous guernsey and dress design

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Ash Johnson, Brayden Maynard, Jack Crisp, Kelsey Browne and Geva Mentor have unveiled the design for our 2022 Indigenous guernsey and dress on Monday.

The netball team is set to wear the dress during First Nations Round which will be held across rounds 12 and 13.

The AFL players will wear the design for the 2022 Sir Doug Nicholls Round, which will be held across rounds 10 and 11 to coincide with National Reconciliation Week (May 27 - June 3).

All 18 AFL and eight netball clubs will wear guernseys and dresses designed by Indigenous Australians to celebrate and recognise the history of First Nations' cultures across Australia.

The artwork on the Collingwood jumper was designed by Tyson Austin and Troi Ilsley and tells the story of the club entering a new chapter.

The falling feathers are symbolic of a Magpie shedding its old feathers to be replaced by new ones, representing the season of change at the football club.

With the appointment of a new president and head coach, Collingwood is growing new feathers and entering a new era - shedding the past to make way for the next generation to thrive.

The back of the jumper features a Coolamon providing a safe place for Magpie eggs to hatch and be nurtured - symbolising the young group of players waiting to make their mark and take the club forward.

It also represents the ongoing collaboration between the club and the Aboriginal community as Collingwood embarks on this new chapter.

Artists Tyson and Troi are proud Wamba Wamba and Gunditjmara people residing in Naarm (Melbourne) on Wurundjeri country.

The cousins often work together on creative projects and their art is inspired by their grandmother, Louise Moore, who has been an artist all her life, as well as her daughter Muthama Sinnappan - mother to Troi and Aunty to Tyson.

Artistic talent is strong across many generations in the family.

Troi was taught to paint at a young age using brush and canvas and has recently explored the tech space by making digital Aboriginal Art.

She uses traditional techniques mixed with modern technology. Bold colours, clean lines and textures are common characteristics of her work.

Her projects include artwork for Vicinity Centre’s Reconciliation Action Plan, displayed at Northland Shopping Centre and Bayside Shopping Centre.

Older cousin Tyson works entirely with digital platforms.

He has produced art for a number of local sports teams, including the Aboriginal community football and netball club, The Fitzroy Stars.

Tyson is a life-long Collingwood supporter and a member of 22 years.

Having the opportunity to design the Sir Doug Nicholls Round guernsey for Collingwood has been a dream of Tyson’s ever since the concept began.

Tyson and Troi are emerging artists with a bright future, who will continue the family legacy with a modern flair.

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