On top of leading the Queanbeyan Blues, Jack Wheeler will also represent his grandfather's people. The Kamilaroi people.
The Blues will wear an Indigenous jersey against the West Belconnen Warriors at Seiffert Oval on Saturday, giving them the chance to honour the Indigenous players at the club.
Wheeler made his comeback from an ankle reconstruction this year and Blues coach Terry Campese believes he is ready to take the leap into a professional squad.
That would give Wheeler the chance to be part of an NRL Indigenous round in the future.
But right now he's happy to be representing the Blues on their inaugural Indigenous day.
"Its massive because the Indigenous players play a big part in NRL, rugby league and especially in the Canberra region where there's a massive Indigenous presence," Wheeler said.
"So it's a great initiative to have an Indigenous round. It's a great honour to also lead the team out in Indigenous round.
"My grandfather is Indigenous, from the Kamilaroi tribe, so it's huge."
All five grades will play in the jersey designed by Wiradjuri artist Kristie Peters, with the Blues female side playing Friday night.
Blues female player Taylor Thorpe said it is the first time the club have done something like this.
"We usually get ideas from the NRL and whatnot but we created a social committee this year and one of the ladies in the committee is Indigenous and she mentioned it as an idea and we all really loved the idea," Thorpe said. "We believe it's really important to embrace the Indigenous culture that surrounds the club.
"We have a lot of Indigenous people that play in the teams and that are involved in the club, and getting it up and running, so it's really important for us to showcase their importance."
Wheeler has been in great form throughout the season and played a starring role in last weeks 34-10 victory over the Belconnen United Sharks. He's also sitting second in the Les McIntyre Medal voting, which went in camera last week.
But he is just happy to be back in the team after a horrific ankle injury that needed a reconstruction last season.
"I only played four games last year, so I was out from this time last year and I came back in April," Wheeler said.
"It was six weeks in a cast and then another two to four in a moonboot. It was tough watching teams play every week and not being able to play myself.
"The main focus this year was to get back on the field. But I'm pleased with how the season has panned out so far. Could be a bit better but that'll come I suppose, we're only halfway through the year."
The Indigenous round will be a difficult match for the Blues, with the Warriors coming off a strong 46-10 victory over the Tuggeranong Bushrangers last weekend.
"It's going to be a tough game, they had a big win last weekend so we are going to need to be on our best game this weekend to beat them. They have got some good halves and good outside backs so we need to make sure we shut them down and play our own game and we should be fine," Wheeler said.
CANBERRA RAIDERS CUP ROUND 11
Saturday: Yass Magpies v Queanbeyan Kangaroos at Walker Park, 2.30pm; Woden Valley Rams v Gungahlin Bulls at Philip District, 3pm; Queanbeyan Blues v West Belconnen Warriors at Seiffert Oval, 3.15pm
Sunday: Goulburn Workers Bulldogs v Tuggeranong Bushrangers at Workers Arena, 2.15pm