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Vintage Football Jumpers

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Vintage Football Jumpers are becoming a rarity as they become highly collectable for AFL football fans, historians and archivists.

Collingwood vintage jumper

Collingwood vintage jumper

Passionate footy fans seek to have a complete set of their clubs football jumpers, jerseys, or guernseys. Over a period of time these fans have seen many changes in the style, logos and designs of the jumper. It was originally made of knitted wool, then acrylic to the modern day polyester . A popular, modern style is the sleeveless variety replacing the more traditional long sleeved version of previous decades.

Magpies

Magpies

Magpies

Magpies

In 1996 the AFL changed its logo to the current one . Clubs have reinvented their team logos with rejigged mascots and revamped signage. What remains as a constant is the much revered team colours, the team name and  a version of the mascot.

Many Historians and Archivists are creating a curated collection  of the humble AFL football jersey, guernsey, jumper as a record of the games past, present and future. The older style jumpers, often much beloved of  football fans are growing in popularity and are becoming increasingly hard to find.

Magpies

Magpies

AFL Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys are Multi Seasonal

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Summer is here. No need to pack up your  favourite AFL Football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. The current modern style of football jumper, jersey, guernsey is able to be worn year round  for several reasons . Each is constructed from modern synthetic fabric that is designed to cope with sweaty bodies, is air chilled, and fast drying.

Lions Sleeveless Guernsey

Lions Sleeveless Guernsey

A streamlined model of construction means they are more closely fitted to your body shape, assisting ease of wearing, and accessibility of movement . The popular sleeveless style is able to be worn in the warmer months regardless of high temperatures. Conversely it is able to be worn over other jumpers or thicker clothing in cooler months.

 

GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

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.

 

AFL Trade Period

Monday, October 30th, 2017

AFL Clubs are seeking to delist players who no longer fit their teams ongoing game plan. In a popular move, Gary Ablett junior returns to the Geelong Cats from the Gold Coast Suns. Much loved by fans and sport watchers the former Gold Coast Suns captain returns home. He is a local Geelong boy with strong family ties to the area. Thrilled fans can't wait to see him pull on the Geelong Cats distinctive blue and white hoops football jumper, jersey, guernsey.

Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

Jake Stringer has been traded from the Western Bulldogs to the Essendon Bombers. An accurate goal kicker and instrumental part of the Western Bulldogs 2016 Grand Final Victory Stringer has played his last game for the Bulldogs. Returning early from an end of 2017 season trip with ex fellow doggies teammates Stringer sporting a new stomach tattoo has commenced training with the Essendon Bombers. Swapping his Western Bulldogs football jumper, jersey, guernsey is only part of the small transition Stringer will make in swapping from a Dog to a Bomber. Plagued with on and off field controversy Stringer will be hoping for success at Essendon Football Club.

 

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

 

Aftermath of the Grand Final loss for the Adelaide Crows

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
cameron to lions

Cameron to Lions

AFL team the Adelaide Crows are regrouping and rebuilding after their morale destroying loss against the strong Richmond Tigers in the 2017 AFL Grand Final.

Rumour and speculation in the media indicates that Jake Lever wishes to return to Melbourne and Charlie Cameron to Brisbane. It is usual for changes to occur within all AFL clubs at the end of the AFL Season. The Crows changes may be fuelled by the experience of loss, and change is particularly prevalent within a Club after a Grand Final loss.

Faithful fans, whilst disappointed by the loss will remain loyal to their club. Fans across the country will continue to wear their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

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