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Indigenous Jersey - Brett Greinke

Words: Steph Burnham

With the Indigenous culture being a big part of Brett Greinke’s life, to have his totem, the Owl, represented on the 2017 Rabbitohs Jersey means a lot to him.

“I’m a proud Indigenous man.” Greinke said.

“I come from the Wakka Wakka and Wuli Wuli tribes from Cherbourg.

“It’s a big part of me and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without my Indigenous Heritage so for the Club to do something as special as this to put my totem on a jersey and for us to represent our culture in a positive way, it really means a lot to me so I’m excited.”

While Greinke has yet to make his debut for the Rabbitohs, he is looking forward to seeing the jersey out on the field in the Rabbitohs Indigenous Round against the Penrith Panthers to kick off NAIDOC week.

“I’ve got my totem, the Owl, on the back so I’m really looking forward to seeing the boys run out and hopefully I might get a chance to wear it as well. It’s a really special thing and I’m looking forward to seeing it out there again against the Panthers.”

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Greinke explained the close friendship between the team and is proud to be at a Club that supports the Indigenous culture.  

“We’ve got a really close group of Indigenous guys here and for us to all link up and to be shown the support from our team and from the Club is a special thing.

“The Rabbitohs have a really strong connection with the Indigenous people of Redfern and Australia so I’m really happy to be at a Club that supports our culture and gives so much back to the culture.”

The Rabbitohs will run out in their Indigenous jersey in Round 17 against the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium kicking off the start of NAIDOC Week.