February 10, 2023 | Southside Flyers news

Southside Flyers are set to unviel the 2023 Indigenous uniform in Saturday night’s away game in Geelong.

Round 14 of the 2022-23 season will proudly mark the Cygnett WNBL’s second Indigenous Round which runs from 11-19 February.

Aligned with National Apology Day (February 13), the round will celebrate and raise awareness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as Indigenous WNBL players share their stories to pave the way for the next generation of talent.

All teams will wear indigenous-themed jerseys and warm-up tops, while the WNBL referees will continue to wear uniforms featuring artwork by Indigenous artist Tamara May Murray.

The WNBL will also utilise its platform to provide educational resources and, in partnership with software company Adobe, create works of art inspired by stories from Australia’s Top End.

The Head of WNBL Christy Collier-Hill said she is looking forward to the basketball community once again embracing the league’s Indigenous Round.

“I’m thrilled to see the WNBL hosting its second Indigenous Round, to see what it means to our players and clubs is really special,” said Collier-Hill, who explained Basketball Australia’s cultural awareness quiz is a great way of recognising the Indigenous topics we should learn more about.

“For many Indigenous people, particularly the younger generation, it’s crucial for them to have idols in sport and feel their culture is represented within the game.

“We hope the increased representation throughout the round will strengthen and foster this sense of belonging.”

Saturday night’s game at Geelong Arena is an away game for the Flyers against Bendigo Spirit. Orginally scheduled to be played in Bendigo in round 3 in November, it is the first game of the WNBL season in Geelong and both teams are looking forward to a big crowd.