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The Clash Football Jumper, Jersey, Guernsey

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Dees Jumper

Dees Jumper

St Kilda Football Club Guernsey

St Kilda Football Club Guernsey

AFL Football teams have always played in their traditional team colours.

 

 

 

AFL jumpers

AFL jumpers

With the advent of televised games, and games played at various times of the day and night it was inevitable that a variation on the humble football jumper, jersey, guernsey became necessary.

Football commentators, fellow players, fans, watchers and listeners, unable to be at the game needed to be able to differentiate between the players of each club.

Kangaroos Footy Jumper

Kangaroos Footy Jumper

Most clubs have adopted an away or clash strip.  It uses their teams basic colours but also uses white, grey or expands on one of the traditional colours.

footy jumper

footy jumper

A good example of this are the Richmond Tigers football jumper, jersey, guernsey that has a greater use of yellow in their away strip than that of the traditional home guernsey. St Kilda Saints football club have employed a greater use of the colour white. Essendon Bombers football club have incorporated the  use of the colour grey into their away strip .

Significant Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Over a period of time AFL clubs have evolved the use of special football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys to commenorate significant events in the clubs history.

 

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Originally confined to the home and away clash series of jumpers, now they are used for celebrations, special matches, fundraisers and to draw attention to specific causes.

magpies jumper

magpies jumper

Stkilda have played in a purple guernsey to highlight captain, Nick Riewoldt's sister Maddie, and her fatal battle with cancer. All clubs have participated in the Dreamtime series of guernseys to show respect, and honour the contribution that indigenous players have made to AFL football.

 

 

blues

blues 

 

Carlton Football Club started the trend of wearing non traditional jumpers back in 1997, when they donned a light blue guernsey, to celebrate the launch of a new flavour of M&M. They were a CFC sponsor at that time.

 

Iconic Roy's

Iconic Fitzroy's Jumper with Quit logo

Anzac day matches have been addressed by the clubs wearing an Anzac insignia or logo on the front of the guernsey, as  worn in the Saints versus Swans, Anzac day game in New Zealand. Collingwood and Essendon have a badge on the front of their guernseys to commenorate the diggers for their epic Anzac day clash at the MCG.

 

Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

White has been introduced into many teams colours for clash purposes, so they are able to be differentiated from the rival club. Coverage by 6sk

Saints Anzac guernsey

Saints Anzac guernsey

Media, players and commentators welcome this to avoid on field confusion.

 

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