The story behind the Perth Redbacks indigenous design

The Perth Basketball Association is a club that promotes togetherness, acceptance, and respect for all members of our community. The starting point for respect is the acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the land where we meet and play – the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.

We pay our respect to the elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the traditions and stories of this land.

The Redbacks indigenous design was created by Phil Walley-Stack in 2021 and reflects the spider’s web in Kings Park surrounded by the waterways throughout Boorloo (Perth City) and the lines that connect them. The red dots on the web represent the people connected through the web, bringing family together.

We believe the design beautifully represents the Perth Redbacks’ status as a Perth CBD based basketball association that draws its members from the local government areas all around Kings Park.

It is the power of the web that binds our community together and creates an authentic and genuine connection for our members from all cultures and backgrounds. The wonderful indigenous web is a true symbol of togetherness and reflects who we want to be as the Perth Redbacks.

Please enjoy this short video which explains the meaning of our wonderful indigenous design and the spider dance that accompanies it.

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