This weekend we are taking the opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and contribution to our game. Magpies Juniors is committed to representing our communities and showing commitment to reconciliation every week.
Some of our teams are lucky to be wearing the Indigenous jersey this weekend, which is the same design worn by the Belconnen Magpies Football Club and reflects and pays tribute to Ngunnawal country, the land on which we live and play football.
The actual piece of artwork that the design is based on is called “Moving Mountains”, and represents the Brindabellas, Black Mountain, and Mount Ainslie. The original artwork was donated to the Belconnen Magpies Football Club by the designer, Luke Penrith, and sold at auction at the BMFC 100 Game dinner last year. The winner subsequently donated it back to the club, where it is now proudly displayed in the function area of the Nest.
Thanks to Luke Penrith Arts and Designs for allowing us to use his amazing design!