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South Adelaide unveils 2023 First Nations Guernsey

South Adelaide unveils 2023 First Nations Guernsey

29 June 2023

South Adelaide are proud to reveal their 2023 Ngarlpurlaru SAFC’s Muda Guernsey. 

The South Adelaide Football Club is pleased to unveil the specially designed guernsey it will wear during First Nations Round matches against the Eagles and North Adelaide in rounds 11 and 12.

Designed by Adnyamathanha man Temaana Sanderson Bromley from Mardlaapa Designs, the guernsey contains many stories that depict Indigenous Culture and the Panthers connection to Noarlunga and special nods to South Adelaide's rich history. 

The guernsey is called Ngarlpurlaru SAFC’s Muda, which means 'our SAFC story'. 

Temaana said that he was excited to have designed the Ngarlpurlaru SAFC’s Muda Guernsey. 

"Aboriginal art is an amazing platform for sharing stories and a message, and especially to showcase the journey of the club," said Temaana Sanderson Bromley

"I was really excited to be able to tell South Adelaide's journey."

"The club has lots to share, with the Premiership Flags, Hall of Fame inductees and Aboriginal players that have played for South." 

"It's a really good opportunity to be able to share a bit of my culture and my art, and share the history of the club as well as commending the Kaurna people and their really strong connection to the country." 

South Adelaide CEO Neill Sharpe said that it's great to be able to celebrate First Nations communities through the connection with the football Club. 

"We're thrilled to have Temaana Sanderson Bromley create a real strong piece of art that we can proudly wear over the next two weeks," said Neill Sharpe.

"There are many ways in which we can recognise, value and celebrate First Nation people's culture, and the SANFL’s next two weeks of matches will certainly do this."

"Temaana is a very talented young artist who is extremely proud of his heritage and it's pleasing to see the final result of his Ngarlpurlaru SAFC’s Muda art piece."


The front of the guernsey celebrates the South Adelaide Football Club location in Noarlunga in the Southern suburbs of Adelaide.

The Kangaroo tracks in the design represents Tarndanya – Adelaide, the ‘place of the red kangaroo.’ The dominant line that bends and stretches across the front (and back) of the guernsey represents the Onkaparinga River and Southern Adelaide.

The design on the top half of the guernsey, above the river, pays respect to the traditional custodians, the Kaurna people, and their history and ongoing connection to the land.

It also represents Aboriginal people’s knowledge and the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and cultures. Symbolism includes people, meeting places and gathering together, landscape features such as water, vegetation, bush foods and the hills, hunting and fishing, and travelling to meet others.

The smaller kangaroo and emu tracks represent movement and activity, such as people’s movement, their learning and their journeys.

The designs within the ‘S’ and ‘A’ represents SAFC’s history and recognition of the Aboriginal community, and their ongoing commitment in working towards Reconciliation.

In the bottom section of the jersey are a series of concentric circles.

The larger circle under the ‘SA’ represents the clubs’ players, coaches/leadership and the general club membership.

The inside design is the coaches, the ‘u’ shapes around them are the players, and the surrounding dots are the fans, supporters and club community.

The four smaller dotted concentric circles each represent different elements of the club, the Mens, Womens and Junior teams along with the coaches, leadership and staff. 

Temaana Sanderson Bromley showcases the front of the Ngarlpurlaru SAFC’s Muda Guernsey.

The back continues the design from the front featuring the Onkaparinga River again representing South Adelaide and the knowledges and culture held within the landscape and by the Aboriginal community.

The dots around arms and neck represent the SAFC 37 Hall of Fame club inductees.

The 4 circles in the bottom right-hand corner represents SAFC’s current Aboriginal players.

The 13 stars on the front and back of the jersey against the dark blue background, represents SAFC’s 13 Men’s and Women's Premiership flags.

The back elements of the Ngarlpurlaru SAFC’s Muda Guernsey.

The Panthers will wear the Ngarlpurlaru SAFC’s Muda Guernsey on Saturday against Eagles then at home against North Adelaide. 

Pre-orders are now available and will end 5pm Monday July 10. Click here to order your Ngarlpurlaru SAFC’s Muda Guernsey. 

Match worn Ngarlpurlaru SAFC’s Muda Guernsey will be auctioned and sold via More information will be provided at a later date. 

Round 11 Saturday, July 1
2:10 pm South Adelaide @ Eagles. Maughan Thiem Kia Oval
Round 12 Saturday, July 8
2:10 pm South Adelaide vs North Adelaide. Flinders University Stadium. Click here for tickets.



About the Author:Jonathon Parker

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