MFL: Naidoc inspiration for Brighton Seahawks

Richard Websdale with his specially designed football for Brighton's Naidoc Game this weekend.
Richard Websdale with his specially designed football for Brighton's Naidoc Game this weekend.

HAND prints will adorn the Brighton Seahawks’ indigenous jumper to recognise a sense of belonging as the club hosts its second annual Naidoc Game in the Metro Football League.

The third-placed side faces league leaders Queens Park at Kingsbridge Reserve in Butler on Sunday.

Local artist and Seahawks player Richard Websdale designed the guernsey with input from indigenous teammates Scott Chisholm, of Fremantle Dockers and Melbourne Demons fame, and Alan Sambo.

‘The Prince’ Scott Chisholm helped with the jumper design. Picture: Getty Images

The Seahawks have had 21 indigenous players across the seniors and reserves in 2017.

Websdale also designed game day balls, which will be awarded to the best on ground in each match.

The Naidoc ceremony begins at 2.30pm in the lead-up to the league match.