Proud Dunghutti man Braydon Davis was honoured to design the inaugural Kempsey Cannonballs Indigenous rugby sevens jersey.
Davis designed two jerseys, one the side competed in at the Crescent Head and Newcastle tournaments and the second for the Ella 7s.
Davis took inspiration from his Aboriginal heritage to incorporate the Indigenous colours and artwork in his design.
"The Crescent Head jersey included footprints to represent all the people who come from near and far to play at the Cresso 7s," Davis said.
"The Ella 7s jersey has the Dunghutti Totem and the Indigenous colours."
The Indigenous team was formed in January and despite only a handful of training sessions, the side reached two plate finals and a semi-final at the three carnivals they competed in.
Davis showered Jared Fuller, who was behind the idea of creating the Indigenous side, with praise.
"Jared has gone out of his way, given up his time and money out of his own pocket to do something for the Indigenous community," Davis said.
"Not many people do things for Indigenous people so myself and the boys can't thank him enough."
Fuller was hopeful the side would help create a pathway and an opportunity for talented local athletes to be recognised for their ability.
Davis believes this will be a reality in the coming years.
"This year was very successful and hopefully more younger players will get involved next year," Davis said.
"I think we managed to turn a lot of heads at these carnivals."
Ethan Thompson was one of the junior players to take the field for the Cannonballs Indigenous side.
"Ethan went really well, he said it was a great experience and he wants to do it again," Davis said.
"It's a good opportunity to develop your skills and play at a national carnival."
The Indigenous side plans to compete at the same tournaments next year.
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