Melbourne Storm is proud to release our 2022 Indigenous jersey designed by Coree Thorpe, a proud Yorta Yorta, Gunnai, Gunditjmara and Wurundjeri man and artist, who has used the inspiration of the Rainbow Serpent for his special creation.
A long-time Storm supporter, Coree has strengthened his connection with Melbourne in recent years through his Leadership and Community Development role at Dardi Munwurro, an indigenous organisation which has a long-standing partnership with the club.
The 2022 jersey’s design connects all facets of the Storm family, representing players, coaches, staff, members and fans across its features.
Coree has used a familiar tale of the Rainbow Serpent to draw a connection to Storm and the club’s journey in the NRL throughout its first 24 years. The tale has strong ties to Storm’s journey up and down the east coast of Australia in recent season and also provides a symbol for how regeneration is required for each new season.
The lines on the jersey, coloured yellow and orange, represent Storm’s active years in the NRL with the orange lines symbolising years where the club has won a Grand Final, while the purple lines represent the ribs - the people and the players of the organisation.
Diamonds adorn each side of the artwork, symbolising the men and women who come together to form Melbourne Storm.
“Like the snake, each year changes. It’s the shedding of people, players but the journey continues. It’s stronger, it learns, it heals and changes,” Coree shared.
“You’ve got to understand where you’ve come from to know where you are going and I think Storm do that very well.
The Melbourne Storm 2022 Indigenous Jersey features:
- Embroidered Melbourne Storm logo and NRL logo.
- Sublimated 'S' logo on back neck
- Sublimated detailling.
- Sublimated sponsor logos including Redzed, Suzuki, Carsales, Tradie and Grill'd.
- Manufactured by Castore.
PLEASE NOTE IMAGES USED ARE PLAYER CUT JERSEY. RETAIL VERSION WILL BE SUPPLIED