The First Nations tribe that inspired the name of the Australian Olympic Surf Team and the Indigenous designer behind the jersey. Plus, a few moments of serinity with Steph Gilmore.
“I’d love to win a gold medal for my country and to do it in a jersey that has a connection to the indigenous culture.” Steph Gilmore
It was a bold move by the Australian, Olympic surf team – to come up with a name that celebrated our Indigenous culture, while also putting a little sting in the tail of competitors. Far from a token gesture, the emergence of the Irakandjis Olympic squad is a great example of how our proud Indigenous history can be woven into the fabric of modern Australian life.