This jersey was inspired by the 2006 Awen Guttenbiel Testimonial jersey. Still some key differences and it wasnt a faithful reproduction of Awens jersey.
- Jersey Name:
- 2010 Heritage Jersey
- Year/s Jersey Active:
- Jersey Type:
- Jersey Debut:
- 15th May 2010 vs North Queensland Cowboys
- Jersey Supplier:
- Main Jersey Sponsor:
- Sleeve Sponsor:
- Lion Red League
- Upper Back Sponsor:
- Lower Back Sponsor:
The jersey was made with help from tattooing studio Moko Ink who came up the Maori and Polynesian influenced designs. You can view Moko Ink's website here:
Worn at least twice by the Warriors in the NRLs traditional Heritage Round 10 against the North Queensland Cowboys and Round 8 against the Canberra Raiders.
CHECK THROUGH THE IMAGE GALLERY OF THIS POST TO VIEW THE DIFFERENT TYPES AVAILABLE
OFFICIAL REPLICA - The replica came with a booklet that explained the design of the jersey. Below is whats written in the booklet page by page. Theres also a picture of each page in the image gallery of this profile.
Title Page - CCC and Moko Ink Aoteroa logos
Page 1 - Moko Inc is a contemporary Maori Design Studio working in many mediums including film, sculpture, tatu, body art and clothing...
Our aim is to utilise traditional patterns in a contemporary way while still retaining the essence of their ancient meanings and purposes.
Page 2 - For the Vodafone Warriors Team heritage strip we have used these Tohu or patterns to symbolise the Kaupapa of the team itself and of the land that the team represents.
Timeless symbols from the many diverse cultures of Aotearoa New Zealand, together they represent strength, courage, cultural diversity and team untiy.
Page 3 - Wheke - Feke
We have used both Maori and Polynesian representations of the Octopus patterns to symbolise team work, co-ordination and the ability to hold firm to the ground.
Mango-pare - Hammerhead shark
Representing determination, strength and balance.
Celtic Braiding - Ancient Anglo Saxon Symbol
Family ties and generations back to the Northern Hemisphere.
Koru - Unfolding fern
Attaining a higher state while always heading towards the light. Constant growth and constant change.
Page 4 - Harakeke - Weaving
The binding together of friends and family into a strong unit. "Alone we are but a strand, but together we are a strong rope".
Two Sided Arrow - Kangaroo footprints
Aboriginal pattern for journey... Home and Away...
Ika - Fish
A symbol of prosperity, or tributes, which can be shared to nourish and benefit all.
Tipani - Frangipani
Representing fertility and things yet to come.
Niho Taniwha - Nifo Nifo - Peata - Unfolding teeth of a shark
Protection, constant back up from those around you. "When one breaks, there are many others to take their place".
Page 5 - Vodafone Warriors logo
Page 6 - "The Vodafone Warriors are a unique team representing a unique country which combines many cultures. Through the art and traditions of these cultures we have created a jersey that all New Zealanders and New Zealand Warriors can all be proud of. Kia Kaha."
Warrior # 121
Back page - CCC and Moko Inc Aotearoa logos and websites.
These jerseys sold in huge numbers but you'll be lucky to see any online. Especially in the larger sizes. Oneof the most popular designs the Warriors ever produced and mostfans have held onto them. Jerseys in XL or larger go for around $150 which is good for a second hand jersey.
PLAYERS JERSEY - Same as the replica but with a slight taper and a white number.
Never seen one for sale but any put up for auction will go good money. Starting price would be $300 and it could go for three times that amount if its got a low number or can be associated to a fan favourite...