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AFL Grand Final Week and Brownlow

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

AFL Football Teams, the Collingwood Magpies, and the West Coast Eagles will play off in the 2018 AFL Grand Final. The Brownlow Medal presentation was held in Melbourne last night, as is the custom for it to be presented to the years best and fairest player, before the Grand Final.

west coast footy jumper

west coast footy jumper

Hawthorn star Tom Mitchell has won the 2018 Brownlow Medal, beating Collingwood's Steele Sidebottom. The ceremony, held at Crown Casino, saw  the wives and girlfriends of players, affectionately known as WAGS, sashaying down the red carpet very elaborately dressed in designer couture.

young Dees jumper

young Dees jumper

There were no AFL football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys, in sight. The partners of AFL footballers have limited opportunity to participate in AFL functions so this very social night. It is a good opportunity for them to meet and greet and show off their frocks. A novel idea could be for them to dress in an amalgamation of discarded football jumpers, jerseys, guernseysRebecca Judd, Tanya Buckley and Nadia Bartel were among many who dressed up and commentated at the glittering event.

Magpies

Magpies

Excitement builds in both Victoria and Western Australia as the 2018 Grand Final approaches. The Grand Final Parade this Friday, the 28 September,  the day before the Grand Final,  promises to draw a big crowd.

 

Dogs Jumper

Dogs Jumper

The Collingwood fans will be in attendance wearing their black and white football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. Many West Coast Eagles fans will fly in from Perth to watch their team play. They too will be packing their yellow and blue football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

tigers vintage jumper

tigers vintage jumper

Finals Fever

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

The 2018 AFL Final Series has begun. Hawthorn were outplayed by the Richmond Tigers on Thursday night in the first Elimination Final . The Tigers appear on track to win another Grand Final. Fans were treated to a thrilling game in front of a capacity crowd at a packed  MCG.

GWS Giants Guernsey

GWS Giants Guernsey

Last night the Melbourne Demons turned on a powerful display of power footy to beat a hapless Geelong Cats  team. Jubilant fans and players were ignited with passion as the Demons faithful, wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys ,watched with delight as their team seized victory.

Melbourne Demons Jumper

Melbourne Demons Jumper

Today it is the turn of the Magpies to challenge an in form West Coast Eagles side over in Perth . Collingwood have travelled  but are confident of victory against the Eagles . The second elimination final is between the Swans and Giants being played in Sydney. Will they get a sell out crowd? In a city that predominantly follows NRL it will be an interesting marketing exercise for the AFL. Local loyal fans will be at the game wearing their AFL footy jumpers, jerseys, guernseys barracking loudly and hoping their team will be the winner.

 

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Exciting times on and off the field and fans, spectators, commentators and the general public are loving the action. Teams not in the finals are rebuilding, letting players go, trading or watching older players retire. September is finals month in the AFL and already it is providing quite a spectacle.

21 Reasons to go to the Footy this Weekend

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

It is Round 21 of the AFL Home and Away Season . As the end of the season draws closer many teams are competing to play in the 2018 AFL Final Series.

 

Richmond, the 2017 Premiers are firmly on top of the AFL Ladder , one game ahead of nearest rival,  the West Coast Eagles. Below the Eagles are six teams all with the same win and loss ratio. Two teams are just outside the top eight, trailing those above by just one game. At the other end of the ladder three teams share the bottom four spots with four wins. Carlton is on the bottom of the ladder with just two wins.

Fremantle Dockers Guernsey

Fremantle Dockers Guernsey

The top eight teams are closely matched with four Victorian clubs represented, and four interstate sides . This poses the question will it be a local derby for the 2018 Grand Final?  Or as in 2017 and 2016, will the Victorians play an interstate side to seize victory ? Time will tell as the 2018 AFL Football Season progresses.

Freo Dockers Jumper

Freo Dockers Jumper

Sadly, two young footballers will not play out the remaining 2018 AFL Football Fixture, following an horrific injury to a Fremantle Dockers player who was felled at the weekend by an opposing West Coast Eagles player. The former has season ending injuries, the latter has been suspended for the rest of the season.

Fremantle Dockers Clash Guernsey

Fremantle Dockers Clash Guernsey

AFL Football is played with passion,  this is also borne out by the fierce loyalty displayed by fans when supporting their club. Displaying the colours by the wearing of Football jumpers, guernseys, jerseys is a big part of this passion.

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

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