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The Brisbane Heat are set to auction 17 signed First Nations Jerseys, with funds supporting the Queensland Cricket Foundation.
All money raised will be donated to the Queensland Cricket Foundation to invest in initiatives that create positive differences in Queensland communities, including Indigenous health & wellbeing programs.
The Foundation’s purpose is to fundraise and invest into initiatives that make positive differences in the state’s communities, with auction funds to be used particularly for the Indigenous Health and Wellbeing pillar.
The Heat will champion the performances of Eddie Gilbert through their 2023-24 First Nations playing shirt design, worn for the first time in the First Nations Rounds match against the Melbourne Renegades last Friday at Allan Border Field.
The playing strip is an evolution from the original First Nations Round playing strip as worn for the past two seasons.
This year’s design has a centrepiece in Heat colours on the front of the shirt that depicts the Brisbane Cricket Ground in Woolloongabba (“place of whirling water”.)
The dots and wavy lines represent the flowing waterholes.
There are 87 strokes that represent the first-class wickets taken by the trail-blazing Aboriginal great, Eddie Gilbert who played 23 games for Queensland in the 1930s.
The same design will feature on the brim of the Heat’s First Nations playing cap and on the sleeve of the playing shirts.