Naidoc week

July 4, 2023

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In 2023, NAIDOC Week is being celebrated from the 2-9 July with the theme ‘For Our Elders’. The theme focuses on acknowledging the important roles that past generations have played, and continue to play, in Indigenous and football communities.
Each year, the Queensland football community celebrates Indigenous Round as part of annual NAIDOC Week celebrations. Clubs across the state from community level to the NPL Queensland are encouraged to celebrate and engage in Indigenous Round by incorporating an Acknowledgement of Country or traditional smoking ceremony pre-match.
On this special occasion, our jerseys were designed by Therese Kulbicki, a talented artist from the Wiradjuri Tribe. In the image below, you can see Therese proudly presenting the jerseys alongside our FQPL 3 Women player, Tyler Shephard.
The inspiration behind the design is rooted in a captivating narrative:
The ‘Hawks’ is a story of the club coming together. The circle represents the club and the symbols of people in the club are around the circle. I have included the HAWK hovering over the club with the journey of the team and its members and supporters within the journey lines this is represented by the small circles.
‘Hawks are birds of prey, and their symbolism is strongly tied to the concept of power.’
We thank Therese and Tyler for sharing their art and culture with us. The design is beautiful, and we are proud to wear the jerseys during this special week of celebration.