Sid Domic Bio
Sid Domic is well known for his rugby league prowess, playing for many years at an elite level. He first started playing the game professionally in 1993 with the Brisbane Broncos and went on to forge a successful playing career that spanned more than a decade.
First picking up a football when he was just four years old, Sid played for a number of seasons with the Broncos and the Penrith Panthers. He also played in the English Superleague the Warrington Wolves, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Hull FC.
Proud of his Indigenous heritage, Sid has been a practicing Aboriginal artist for 16 years. He was first encouraged to develop his talent his by Rugby League legend Cyril Connell’s wife, Carmel - Sid lived with Connell whilst playing with the Brisbane Broncos.
Sid’s grandmother, from the Kalkadoon people of Mt Isa, was a major influence in his art and she taught him much about Indigenous culture. Forging a special bond, she would tell Sid the stories of her life and he recorded these through his paintings.
Sid’s logo design and jersey artwork has been chosen to be worn by the inaugural Indigenous All Stars team, when they meet the NRL All Stars team at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast, February 13, 2010. Domic’s design was one of six high quality submissions presented for possible selection.
The logo design and jersey artwork include colours that represent the sun, the earth and the people. The logo and jersey artwork incorporates boomerangs, the Southern Cross and symbolic elements representing the coming together of cultures and communities.
Sid says he feels truly honoured to be a part of the culturally significant Indigenous All Stars game. He is passionate about Indigenous culture and his heritage, and he feels privileged to have his design worn by such an accomplished side. He says that he will feel particularly proud come February 13, 2010 when he sees his people representing his culture in a game that showcases his community’s contribution to the code.