First Ever CEO and NBL Co Owner Justin Kestelman

look uniforms ahead of jersey release

Today PaperThe Illawarra Hawks will be back in black for the 2019 20 Hungry Jack National Basketball League season. The new look Illawarra black strip was unveiled this week by new import and NBA veteran Aaron Brooks who arrived in Wollongong this week. The Hawks showed off the new uniform in a special photoshoot for the Illawarra Mercury. The NBL and apparel brand FirstEver will unveil the full range of 2019 20 NBL jerseys on Thursday. The launch will include the first look at the ash grey and green jersey to be worn by the NBL newest team South East Melbourne Phoenix in its debut season. First Ever CEO and NBL Co Owner Justin Kestelman said “the players are the focus of the 2019 20 jersey collection”. “We hope fans will be excited by the new designs which take their inspiration from NBA jerseys and will be available to everyone to wear as they follow their teams during what is set to be the biggest NBL season ever.” Next month the NBL Store will launch its personalised jersey service, allowing fans to add their names and numbers to their favourite team jersey in home and away designs. The new look Illawarra Hawks will play their first pre season game at The Snakepit on Saturday night against the Australian Indigenous All Stars. The first game of the Hawks season will be on October 6 at the WIN Entertainment Centre against the Brisbane Bullets. The Hawks earned international exposure with the launch of their indigenous jersey last year, particularly from Boomers and San Antonio NBA star Patty Mills heavily promoting the concept. This weekend they will open their much anticipated pre season with a game against the Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars at their spiritual home “The Snakepit” on Saturday night. The All Stars willl be led by former Hawk and fan favourite, Tyson Demos, who has recently been added to the Hawks coaching staff as well as being appointed Community and Indigenous Programs manager. The Snakepit will be packed to the rafters to get a look at this new look Hawks side and the roster of young stars they have assembled. After Saturday night the Hawks will then hit the road for a pre season road extravaganza. They play Melbourne United in Ballarat on September 13 and then take on the NBL latest franchise South East Melbourne Phoenix on September 15. The Hawks then travel to Tasmania for the NBL Blitz playing the Perth Wildcats in Hobart on on September 20. The Hawks also play Melbourne United in Hobart on September 22 The Hawks then finish the season with a huge pre season game at the WIN Entertainment Centre against arch rivals the Sydney Kings on September 29. The clash against the Kings will be a huge lead in to the 2019 20 NBL season which gets underway for the Hawks against the Brisbane Bullets on October 2 at the WEC. So you only get two real chances to catch the Hawks before the season gets underway. The 2019 Hawks line up features some seasoned NBA veterans and some of the best young basketballers on the planet. This is the most intriguing line up of the entire NBL this season. September 4 2019 11:21AM

Illawarra Hawks unveil new look uniforms ahead of jersey release

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## ## Next month the NBL Store will launch its personalised jersey service, allowing fans to add their names and numbers to their favourite team jersey in home and away designs.

The new look Illawarra Hawks will play their first pre season game at The Snakepit on Saturday night against the Australian Indigenous All Stars.

The first game of the Hawks’ season will be on October 6 at the WIN Entertainment Centre against the Brisbane Bullets.

The Illawarra Hawks have been trail blazers in terms of recognising our indigenous heritage on the basketball court.

The Hawks earned international exposure with the launch of their indigenous jersey last year, particularly from Boomers and San Antonio NBA star Patty Mills heavily promoting the concept.

This weekend they will open their much anticipated pre season with a game against the Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars at their spiritual home “The Snakepit” on Saturday night.

The All Stars willl be led by former Hawk and fan favourite, Tyson Demos, who has recently been added to the Hawks’ coaching staff as well as being appointed Community and Indigenous Programs manager.

The Snakepit will be packed to the rafters to get a look at this new look Hawks side and the roster of young stars they have assembled.

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