NJFC Indigenous Jumper Design
This is the story behind the amazing piece of artwork that was designed especially for the Noranda Junior Football Club by artist Kevin Bynders. Kevin is a local indigenous artist from the Wadjuk-Yuet Nyungar people of his mother and the Widi Badimia Yamatji people of his father. The amazing design adorns our clubhouse as well as Indigenous playing jumpers for the club. The current 7/8 Girls team have proudly been wearing this jumper for a couple seasons already.
The artist provided this story behind his design: Painting is for the Noranda JFC. Bottom of the painting are the club colours the white dots represent the past footballers and supporters who have passed away, their spirit lives on within the club and the jumper. The large circle is the Noranda JFC the circle represents a meeting place. The arcs around the circle represent the girl's footy team 'U' and the boys are the upside down arcs. The circle up the top represents the founder of NJFC, Alan East....
3 circles to the left are the coaches Mal Smith, Ken Perks and Jim Home. To the right 3 other circles are the managers Brian Henwood, Colin Shaw and Ian Forward. Coaches and Managers in 1979... All have been connected through pathways to the footy club. The foundations were laid by these people to make the footy club what it is today. The club lies on Whadjuk Nyungar Boodja...Past players of Aboriginal culture have played there...there are still some aboriginal players at the club.