On Thursday afternoon the Hotondo Homes Ballarat Miners and Selkirk Ballarat Rush revealed their Indigenous Jerseys which will be worn this Saturday Night when they take on Waverley in the 2019 NBL1 Indigenous Round.
St.Patrick’s College Ballarat Student Lleyton Priest was behind the design and described it as ‘the Way to Victory.’
“The big dots are the teams that they [Miners/Rush] play against and the white lines represent the line to victory while the small grey dots supports the Indigenous players on the courts.” Lleyton said.
On Saturday evening Basketball Ballarat will also host Indigenous Team the West Vic Eels Basketball Club as part of of the MG Junior Dribblers as they take to the courts at half-time of both games in an exhibition match.
Hotondo Home Ballarat Miner Tristan Fisher was excited to wear the indigenous jersey this weekend. “I’m thrilled to wear this Indigenous Jersey and thank the NBL1 as well as Ballarat for leading the way with this initiative.” Fisher said.
Basketball Ballarat will acknowledge the Wathaurong people of the Kulin Nation during a joint proceedings prior to the men’s game including the women as part of it.
Thank you to Tamara Westwood from St.Patick’s College Ballarat & Tony Lovett from the West Vic Eels for their support ahead of this weekend.