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Indigenous Jersey - Braidon Burns

Words: Steph Burnham

Hear about Braidon Burns Indigenous Heritage and the moment that inspired him to be part of the South Sydney Rabbitohs. 

"When I was looking for a club in the 20s," explained Burns.

"I came out here and went to one of the games and visited one of the Souths Cares programs there.

"I sat in the box with them and just saw what they do for the Indigenous kids and it was sort of something that stood out to me and made me really want to come to Souths."

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To wear the jersey out on the field would mean the world to Burns who is eager represent not just himself but his family and Indigenous people back home. 

"It would mean the world. My family obviously follow my career closely and a lot of the Indigenous people back out in the country so not only myself, but they can have a sense of pride and feel as though they are part of the Club.

"I think that's something that is really big in Redfern, a lot of the Indigenous culture around here are really close to the Rabbits and follow us really closely."

Burns explains the importance of the jersey bringing the Indigenous players close together with their totems and the link that leads them back to the Club. 

"Just the fact that we have our totems on the jersey is pretty important to us. All the boys can connect through the jersey and it all comes back to the Rabbit." 

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.