The Hills Basketball Association is excited to be hosting our inaugural First Nations Round to celebrate NAIDOC week. The First Nations Round is an initiative by the NBL1 East & Basketball NSW, where players and clubs from across the country will be wearing uniforms designed by First Nations artists, while courts will pay homage to First Nations communities. A Welcome to Country or Acknowledgement of Country will be conducted before the commencement of games.
The Hills Hornets 2022 First Nations uniform has been designed by Tarni Eastwood, and manufactured by DMND Sports.
Tarni Eastwood is a Ngiyampaa and Guringai multidisciplinary artist and curator based in Western Sydney. She actively facilitates weaving workshops with community to contribute to the ongoing revitalisation of traditional cultural practices. You can find out more about her artwork here.
Our Hills Hornets NBL1 Men & Women will debut the jersey on Saturday 9 July, when they take on the Newcastle Basketball on the road.
The Hills Hornets First Nations Round is scheduled for Saturday 16 July, where our NBL1 Men & Women will be taking on the Maitland Mustangs in the HIVE. The NBL1 Women will play at 5:30pm, and NBL1 Men at 7:30pm.
We hope you are able to be a part of this special occasion, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about First Nations communities. You can find out more about NAIDOC Week here.
The inner circle represents the community of Hills Basketball. The players, officials, families, sponsors and supporters coming together from different backgrounds.
As you move outward, the three dotted circles represent the three Hornets venues, immediately surrounded by the green “U” shaped symbols signifying team members huddled together.
The green, white and red dot formation surrounding the huddle represent the creeks and trees of the local area. While the outer circle is left open to invite new members, while also encouraging Hornets members to explore higher representation but always have a path to home.