Arthur Beetson jersey artwork
The artwork on the Roosters Legends Round jersey pays tribute to the late and great legend of rugby league Arthur Beetson, who was in his own words "a very proud Australian, a very proud Queenslander, but also a very proud Aboriginal."
Bianca Beetson, the niece of Arthur Beetson created the artwork and explains the meaning behind it.
The text in which his portrait was created reflects his attitude to life, no matter what life throws at you, you have to keep ‘playin’ on’.
The text touches on his experience of growing up Aboriginal, his positive approach to racism on and off the field and also draws on quotes reflecting his grandeur on the field.
The symbols surrounding him are Totems of the Kabi Kabi people of the Sunshine Coast; which include the Bunya Pine & the native bee.
Arthur's Mother Marie was Kabi Kabi and his Father Bill was Waradjuri from NSW.