St Kilda’s 2015 round 1 draft pick, Jade Gresham, has unveiled the Saints 2016 Indigenous guernsey this week.

With Indigenous links on his mother’s side, Gresham is excited at the prospect of wearing the guernsey when the Saints line up against Fremantle for the Sir Doug Nicholls Round in two weeks’ time.

Influenced by traditional Aboriginal South Eastern artwork carving styles, the design features six concentric circles that symbolically refers to the geographic layout of the Boonwurrung Bay region. This area extends along the northern, eastern and southern shorelines of Port Phillip, the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port and its two main islands, and land to the south-east down to Wilsons Promontory.

The six clans of the Boonwurrung that now live in harmony are known as Yaluk-ut weelam, Ngurrak weelam, Mayune baluk, Boonwurrung baluk, Yawen djeera and Yaluk baluk.

The designer of the guernsey, Marcus Lee, said he is excited to be a part of the Sir Doug Nicholls Round, recognising and acknowledging Indigenous players and culture in football.

“I am very proud to be involved with the Sir Doug Nicholls Round which showcases the best of Australia's most dynamic Indigenous AFL players,” Lee told

While Gresham’s Indigenous roots trace back to the Yorta Yorta clan, who resided outside of the Boonwurrung, Gresham’s mother, Michelle, is proud to see her son in the guernsey.

“He’s lived his dream, he always wanted to play football as a child and make AFL. It’s good how they acknowledge the Aboriginal kids,” Michelle Baksh told News Limited.

The Recognise ‘R’ logo is also featured on the front of the guernsey. Recognise aims to have the Australian Constitution amended to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and eliminate the possibility of any racial discrimination by all Australian Governments.

To pre-order your 2016 St Kilda Indigenous guernsey click here.