Brisbane Roar in a club first both the men and women’s Roar team will run onto the pitch wearing a special-edition, Indigenous jersey.
Brisbane Roar’s Liberty A League Captain, Ayesha Norrie said wearing the Indigenous jersey onto the field on Sunday will be an honour. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to wear the jersey on Sunday. It’s an honour to have this representation in football for not only myself, but for the next generation,” added Norrie.
Brisbane Roar CEO, Kaz Patafta said the Indigenous round reinforces his vision for an inclusive, wholesome club. “Playing football is our core. However, we are a community club and therefore it’s important for us to acknowledge and respect the many cultures and beliefs that reflect both the people within our club, as well as our Brisbane Roar fans and their communities.”
“Brisbane Roar welcomes and respects all people, regardless of backgrounds and we remain devoted to supporting all Indigenous cultures that shape our nation and our football community,” added Patafta.
The Interim Truth and Treaty Body (ITBB), who were announced as platinum partners of Brisbane Roar in May 2023, are the match day partner of the Indigenous Round. The ITTB is an independent body that engages with Queensland communities to continue momentum of Truth and Treaty.
ITTB Co-Chair, Mick Gooda said “It is wonderful to have this valuable relationship with Roar. They are supporting the groundbreaking work the ITTB are doing to raise awareness through the love and passion of sport and football.”
Mob love their sport, and Queenslanders love their sport, so what better way to get the word out about Truth and Treaty than through sporting clubs and events” added Gooda.
Brisbane Roar forward, Jez Lofthouse is Brisbane Roar’s Truth and Treaty Ambassador. Jez, a non-Indigenous supporter of this important work is looking forward Indigenous Round. “It’s a brilliant acknowledgement of our diversity. Football is considered the world game and should be inclusive for everybody. It’s a good step in the right direction,” Lofthouse said.
Brisbane Roar welcome one and all to participate in a day filled with thrilling football action at Suncorp Stadium this Sunday, 26th November – Tickets here.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of Brisbane Roar’s double-header by purchasing the limited-edition jersey – Purchase here.