Recently, Yalari Alumna Rickelle Peris was given the honour of designing the 2019 Indigenous guernseys for Scotch Old Collegians Football Club. The guernseys were worn during games played on the 3rd and 4th of August by both the Men’s and Women’s teams respectively. Below you will find a quote from Rickelle explaining the meaning behind her design.
“The Coming Together as Warriors”
“I wanted to create a design that represented my football club. A design that symbolises the unity of different people, from different places who have come together to form not just a football club, but a family.
A family of warriors.
The circles on the outside represent the different groups and individuals that have come to our club.
The spears signify that we are warriors. The ‘U’ symbol represents the players who stand on the outside of the gathering circle as warriors because they fight for, and protect the family.
The gathering circle represents the football club family and each of the individuals who have helped make this family to what it is today. Whether they were Scotch students who have come back as old collegians, players from other schools and other clubs, the parents and family members, the coaches, the trainers, runners, physios, supporters and partners. It represents each and every single person that is part of the Scotch Old Collegian Football Club family.” – Rickelle Peris
A huge congratulations to Rickelle on her design.