Geelong’s 2024 Indigenous Jumper: Celebrating Layers of the Land

Geelong's 2024 Indigenous Jumper: Celebrating Layers of the Land

Geelong’s 2024 Indigenous jumper, titled “Layers of the Land,” celebrates the unique features of Australia’s landscape and honors the First Nations people who have sustained it for over 60,000 years. Designed by Keerray Woorroong and Yorta Yorta woman Sherry Johnstone, the jumper emphasizes environmental stewardship and cultural connection. It will debut during Sir Doug Nicholls Round when the Cats face the Gold Coast Suns in Darwin and will also be worn against Greater Western Sydney at GMHBA Stadium. Geelong’s 2024 Indigenous Jumper: Celebrating Layers of the Land

Johnstone aimed to create a thought-provoking design, emphasizing the importance of appreciating and protecting the environment. The guernsey showcases elements such as Sea Country, Flat Country, Stoney Country, and Hilly Country, symbolizing various aspects of the Australian landscape.

Midfielder Brandan Parfitt expressed his honor in wearing the design, which he says holds deep significance, especially as the team heads to Darwin for the round opener. The jumper’s design elements, including waterways, footprints, shields, and gathering places, all convey messages of unity, sustainability, and cultural respect.

The Cats’ VFL and VFLW teams will also sport the jumper, further spreading the message of caring for the land and its cultural heritage.

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