High school artist Tymia Councillor puts footy boots on display for GNFL’s Indigenous round

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
Brigades' Kalanni Barton with artist Tymia councillor
Camera IconBrigades' Kalanni Barton with artist Tymia councillor Credit: Jake Santa Maria

Geraldton Senior High school student Tymia Councillor has teamed up with local Brigades player Kalanni Barton to create custom boots in celebration of this weekend’s Indigenous round.

The boots feature traditional imagery from Councillor and Barton’s Yamatji culure

“The design focuses around the Chapman River which the club is based around, the yarn circle represents all the footy players coming together and the stars they join under,” Councillor said.

Barton was thrilled to lace up the one-of-a-kind boots.

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“You see the AFL players get to wear them for Indigenous round and it’s always something I’ve wanted to do as well,” he said.

“They’re amazing and I know the Indigenous boys at the club will get around this, the river holds many stories and is important for us we usually like to kick down there first so I hope we get to do that this weekend.”

Program co-ordinator for the Stars Foundation Heather Brett said she was proud of Councillor’s work.

“She’s an incredibly talented young artist, when Kalanni approached me it was to good of an opportunity to pass up and I knew it would be a great way for Tymia to showcase her work,” she said.

Brigades will play Towns on Saturday at GBSC Sports Park.

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