Commemorative yellow, blue and white synthetic football jersey. This short sleeved jumper has a white collar and blue cuffs. On the front is a blue and white vee, and "L QUAY FUTURES". "In Memory of Clint Thompson #6, Adam Howard #10, David Mavroudis #5, Shane Foley #8, Gerard Yeo #3, Joshua Lliffe #4" is embroidered in red on the proper right side of the chest. The Coogee Dolphins emblem and "6-10-5-8-3-4" are embroidered on the proper left side of the chest. In red and black on the left sleeve is the logo and web address of a company called Smart Clothing. Printed on the back is "BEACH PALACE HOTEL" above a black vinyl iron on "9".
Coogee Beach Dolphins collection
Late on the evening of Saturday 12 October 2002, two bombs exploded in the crowded Paddy's Bar and the Sari nightclub on Jalan Legian, Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia. Exact figures are difficult to substantiate, but at least 202 people were killed in the first two blasts and over 300 injured. Of the two hundred or more dead, at least eighty-eight were Australians. For many, this event seemed to bring home the immediacy of global terrorism. Ceremonies commemorating the dead and injured were held throughout Australia, in particular at Sydney's Domain on 20 October 2002. The fate of football teams and players became a particular focus for national grieving. In the shock of the killings, the behaviour of all the victims, but in particular the mateship and camaraderie shown by members of sports teams, provided inspiration for those at home. The response of the Coogee Dolphins in Sydney focused on commemorative matches in the Rugby Sevens international tournament and the re-naming of the northern headland at Coogee beach as 'Dolphin's Point'. In such ways did Australian football teams become the focus for an unprecedented period of national mourning.