Firebirds player Jenna Mi Mi modelled the new uniform for Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch on Thursday … the uniforms will go into action this Saturday, just in time for this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations (Photo: Arts Queensland)

July 5, 2018

Queensland’s Firebirds netball team will be playing in a new uniform when they take to the courts for the upcoming Indigenous round as part of NAIDOC Week.

Goreng Goreng artist Rachael Sarra is behind the new design, which was unveiled on Thursday morning.

Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch praised Rachael’s creation.

“The playing dress design is incredible and features the themes of unity, energy, strength and support,” Ms Enoch said.

“This weekend is the Super Netball’s inaugural Indigenous Round, which is a great way to lead into NAIDOC Week and also acknowledge the contribution that First Nations women have made to Australian society.”

Rachael said a vital process of her design, titled “Uniting Flames”, was developing a story the artwork could represent.

“Fire was a huge theme in this artwork,” she said.

“Traditionally fire was used to create peace and harmony on the land and a backburn would be used to create new growth.

The Queensland Firebirds will take on the Melbourne Vixens on Saturday afternoon at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.

Artist Rachael Sarra explains the meaning of the design used for the new uniforms to Jemma and the Minister

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