Norwood Flames Basketball Club will proudly wear its 2023 First Nation Jersey in Round 13 and Round 14 (July 7th & 8th) of NBL1’s First Nation’s Round. The uniform design has significant links to the area and the Ngarrindjeri people (Ally Wilson’s Mob) and the strong cultural connection that is still present today.
Meaning for Norwoods basketball jersey
From top to bottom on the front of the jersey Gum tree flowers and kangaroo grass – The area of Norwood was then a magnificent gum forest, with an undergrowth of kangaroo grass, too high in places for anyone to see over. Also representing their high confidence and ability to grow as a team.
The two large circles with blue symbols represent the male Ull and female Ul teams and how they come together to represent and support their team and also each other.
The footprints and red dots represent Kondili and how the creator gave him the gift of fire. He put fire in Kondili feet and when he’d walk sparks would fly from his feet (small dots) but when he danced (or in this case ran) great flames flew out from his feet (big dots).
The smaller crosshatch lines at the bottom of the jersey represent the Ngarrindjeri people( Ally Wilson’s Mob) and their strong connection to culture.
BACK OF JERSEY TOP TO BOTTOM
Again with the crosshatch lines representing the pride and strong cultural connection the Ngarrindjeri people have to their land.
The whale tail and spear representing Kondili and how he got his blowhole, one of the Ngarrindjeri peoples dreaming stories that is still relevant today coming from the area around Victor Harbour. This is where the Kondili (whale) comes back to.
The U llU lU down the ribs of the jersey represent the supporters, families and coaching staff all there to cheer on their team !
Go Norwood flames!