Melbourne Storm and Sunshine Coast Lightning have been proud to celebrate the Indigenous community this year and its widespread contribution to elite sport.
The reigning NRL and Super Netball Champions have both worn Indigenous jerseys/dresses in 2018.
Lightning played in its dress during their Round 10 clash against West Coast Fever. The dress was designed by Gubbi Gubbi artist Kerry Neill from Goombuckar creations and was inspired by the bunya tree.
Storm wore their Indigenous jersey in Round 10 against the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium.
The Club has worn its Indigenous jersey every year since 2012 in recognition of the history of Indigenous communities in rugby league whilst also acknowledging their contributions to the game. This coincided with the launch of Melbourne Storm's latest Reconciliation Action Plan.
Indigenous athletics champion Kyle Vander Kuyp also paid a visit to Storm HQ last week to speak about his inspirational life story.