The St George Illawarra Dragons 2017 commemorative jersey for the ANZAC Day clash against the Sydney Roosters will honour the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign.
The jersey design features a map of the historic Kokoda trail – that was sourced from the Kokoda Memorial Walkway – below the traditional Red V that is emblazoned with red poppies for the occasion.
The Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway, located in Concord, plays an important role in honouring those who for fought for Australia during World War II.
The Walkway's principle focus is to highlight and educate others of the sacrifices made in battle along the Kokoda Track throughout 1942-43.
The significant anniversary of Kokoda is being commemorated across the game in Round 8 in conjunction with the NRL, RSL, War Memorial and Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces to appropriately honour those who served our countries.
Dragons fans will be given the opportunity to bid on player-worn commemorative jerseys, with the auction set to commence on Monday, April 24 and end on Monday, May 1.
A percentage of the auction proceeds will go towards the Australian War Memorial.
The Club will also provide signed jerseys to the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway and Australian War Memorial to support their ongoing awareness and fundraising activities.