Vodafone Warriors Heritage Replica Jersey 2015
WAS NZ$185.00 NOW NZ$90.00
100% Polyester sublimate pique mesh, 245gsm Contemporary fit jersey featuring the new loop 21.1 neck design CCC embroidered logo under loop Warriors 20 year logo, embroidered on left chest, Telstra/NRL Premiership logo embroidery on right chest Stacked Vodafone logo centre front, landscape Vodafone logo on upper centre back, SkyCity logo on lower back, sublimate printed NRL/CCC lockertag on right front hem as worn The 2015 Heritage Jersey celebrates the 20 year history of the club. The concept of the jersey is carved out of native timbers and features all of the players who have ever played for the clubs first grade team emblazoned onto the back of the jersey. On the front is a carved warrior representing the 2015 team and on the lower back the carved warrior represents the first team to take the field for the club. Above the players’ names is another carved warrior logo and the 3 of them together represent the paying of respect to the past present and future of the club. Recognising all those who have come before and all those who may one day wear the jersey. Also behind the main warrior on the front is another warrior logo - this one pays respect to the warriors whanau (or family) this represents the players families, wives, children, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents, cousins, it also represents the fans and sponsors and the administrators of the club. This logo sits in behind the main warrior and breathes life into the main figure. Without all of the support and people just mentioned the Warrior cannot exist. So it is about paying respect to all who follow and are involved in the club in any capacity. There are many symbols carved into the jersey. The mangopare (hammerhead shark) features heavily. It is a warrior like symbol. It captures the essence of the Maori proverb 'Kia mate ururoa, koi mate wheke', i.e. to be like the shark not the octopus which surrenders at the first sign of difficulty or resistance. It symbolises facing the challenges with diligence, tenacity and determination. It represents never backing down - no matter how big the fight. The korus throughout the carving represent growth, life, reaching upward toward the light and nurturing. All important things in a warrior’s life. The korus also represent movement and the free flowing style of footy that the team endeavours to play. The wood represents hardness and strength and also is symbolic of creating something special from the block of wood. The player is shaped by the coaches, the players, the club and those around him … just like a carver would create a beautiful carving from a block of wood. This also represents the players own journey. The design (in particular the names on the back of the jersey) is also symbolic of an honours board that one see in a rugby league club room. We pay tribute and honour all those who have made it and represented our club. Also we pay respect to the master carvers of our great land in this jersey too.