COMMUNITY is at the heart of the Melbourne Football Club, and this year’s AFL Indigenous guernsey represents just that.
Designed by Arrernte artist Amunda Gorey, the Demons’ guernsey brings together all who are part of the red and blue – from players and coaches to members and supporters.
It tells a story of deep connection, and one that the Dees will proudly showcase during the 2021 Sir Doug Nicholls Round.
With community at the core, the guernsey also recognises the impact every person has on the club and its surrounds.
Lines leading into the centre represent the journey that each is on, while the semi circles symbolise safety, shelter and support.
This extends further across the guernsey, with a reference to the greater support networks that may go unnoticed.
Community clubs that share the Demons name are also recognised through various circles within the design.
Melbourne will be unable to wear the guernsey to open Sir Doug Nicholls Round, due to a jumper clash with the Western Bulldogs, but will proudly pull on the special design in Round 12.
The match with Brisbane at TIO Traeger Park will have extra meaning, with artist Amunda growing up in the remote town of Santa Teresa, located an hour from Alice Springs.
Watch below as Amunda explains ‘Ayeye Anwernekenhe’ – ‘Our Story’ in Arrernte.