Parramatta Eels 2022 Indigenous Jersey
The Parramatta Eels are proud to unveil their 2022 Indigenous jersey designed contemporary Indigenous artist Sean Kinchela, a proud Gamilaroi and Wiradjuri Man who tells stories passed down from his family through art.
The design is inspired by Burramattagal People, the local clan known to have settled into Parramatta. The meeting places represent some of Sydney's clan groups who interacted and used the Parramatta River as a means of living - from Darug People who made camp within Greater Western Sydney to the Toongagal People who lived within the area of Toongabbie.
Aboriginal People had a close and significant relationship with the Parramatta River for thousands of years. The Eel in the centre of the jersey represents the River which was used as a food source, cultural practice grounds and means of transport. Aboriginal people lived off the ocean and rivers sustainably for thousands of years.