NBL Indigenous Round

Basketball is a sport that brings people, communities, and cultures together – it is a language recognised by all.

To celebrate the NBL Indigenous round, which runs from the 4th-14th of March, Spalding is thrilled to unveil a video, filmed in conjunction with the Cairns Taipans, highlighting the game ball, and the meaning behind the design, as well as Nate Jawai (a proud Indigenous NBL player from the Cairns Taipans), and the team’s trip through Bamaga, a small town in Northern QLD.

Chern’ee Sutton, the contemporary Indigenous artist from the Kalkadoon people, designed the artwork which appears on the ball.

“The design represents the National Basketball League, the teams, the players and the many supporters who make the game so great.

The coloured community symbols throughout, are connected by the travelling lines and with the orange dots around the outside, represent each of the NBL’s ten teams. The handprints throughout represents the community work and support, which the NBL gives back to their fans and players, with the footprints a symbol of the NBL’s journey, from the past, to the present and into the future.”

NBL Indigenous design

We are proud to play a part in this special round. 

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