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Panthers is proud to unveil the 2017 Panthers Indigenous Jersey - an artistic tribute to the Indigenous history, geography and culture of the Penrith region. 

The jersey was designed by Panther No.313 Glen Liddiard, who holds the position of Panthers Indigenous Welfare Officer and in 2016 was named Club Person of the Year.

In the above video Mr Liddiard explains the story behind the design of the jersey.

The 2017 Panthers Indigenous Jersey will be worn by the Panthers as they face New Zealand Warriors at Pepper Stadium on Saturday, May 13.


In the words of Glen Liddiard:

"The 2017 Panthers Indigenous Jersey was designed to show the landscape of the Darug Nation.

"From the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains and across the Nepean to the Cumberland Plains. To Wisemans Ferry in the North and Camden in the South, this is Darug Land.

"On the front of the jersey you can see the Three Sisters and the meeting and ceremonial place. And also where the Darug people traded with other nations from all over the land.

"Then there is the Nepean River which was a big part of the Darug people's lives. This is where a lot of the resources came from and it was big part of everyday living - fish, crayfish, birds, water and other animals that would come to drink water. It was very plentiful hunting ground.

"The design on the back of the jersey is Pepper Stadium and around it is all the other tribes that come together to celebrate our team. It also represents all the other nations that come to this land to reside, work or visit family. Darug Land has more Indigenous people living there than any other place in the country.

"I know the players will wear the jersey with pride and respect for elders both past and present."

Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.