Designed by proud Nyarinyin Pitjantjantjara and Yankuntjantjara woman Justine Ronberg.
Ronberg, a former Worawa Aboriginal College student, entered a school competition in early 2019, with hopes of creating a piece of artwork that would be forever be etched in Hawthorn’s history.
Her work was selected by Hawthorn Indigenous players Chad Wingard, Shaun Burgoyne, Jarman Impey and Mat Walker, who felt a strong connection to the stories represented in her design.
The design features symbols that represent the many different aspects of AFL. From footprints signifying the journey players embark on to achieve their AFL dreams, to a layer embodying the wider brown and gold family, members and supporters, the intricate design is stacked full of unique stories and symbolism.