This year’s guernsey, which will be worn when the Tigers play Essendon in the annual ‘Dreamtime at the ‘G’ match in Round 10, was designed by 17-year-old Patricia McKean.
McKean is a Kirrae Whurrong woman from Warrnambool, who has been connected with the Club’s centre for Indigenous youth, the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI), for the past three years.
During her time at the KGI, McKean emerged as a confident leader and was approached by Richmond to design the guernsey because of her passion for digital art.
The story of the guernsey aligns with Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2016 ‘Our history, our story, our future’.
This year’s guernsey is based on the Club’s yellow clash guernsey – the first time Richmond’s Dreamtime guernsey has been predominantly yellow in colour.
Minkgill – star in Kirrae Whurrong language – are the five dots surrounding a main dot used to represent our star players past, present and future.
The curved image between the Minkgills is like the river of life that flows through time from the beginning to the present, and into the future.
Richmond’s 2016 Dreamtime guernsey is now available for pre-order via the Tigerland Superstore.
All proceeds from the sale of Dreamtime-related items go to the Korin Gamadji Institute and the Richmond Football Club’s Indigenous programs.