Posts Tagged ‘AFL’

Sponsors on Football Guernseys, Jerseys, Jumpers

Sunday, December 10th, 2017
Dees Jumper

Melbourne Demons Jumper

An AFL or NRL Football Jumper,Jersey, Guernsey, can be dated from the sponsors logo. Keen fans will know the age of the Jumper,Jersey, Guernsey by the logo patch.

State of Origin Jersey

State of Origin Jersey

 

Fans are happy to wear their Jumper,Jersey, Guernsey to home and away matches despite the current signage.

 

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

Especially prized are those Jumpers,Jerseys, Guernseys sporting older team logos, which advertises their obvious   vintage or retro connections.

Numbers on Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys have had favourite players numbers displayed on them since their inception.

 

Brisbane Lions Jumper with hand made and hand sewn on favourite players number

Brisbane Lions Jumper with hand made and hand sewn on favourite players number

Originally mums, sisters, aunts or whoever could sew, lovingly embellished the afl supporters jumper, with the desired number. It involved cutting out the number from fabric, of one or two numerals, carefully placing them on the vacant back section of the jumper, designed for this purpose, and either hand stitching or machine sewing them on.

Saints jumper with new style number

Saints jumper with new style number

Fast forward to 2017 and the number on the back of the jumper is now sublimated on, with the official afl logo across the bottom of them. The humble favourite player number has become a slick innovation, and official licensing product of the AFL merchandise team.

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.

 

Kids and Babies footy guernseys

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Over time the humble AFL Football Jumper, Jersey, Guernsey has evolved to include kids and babies sizes. No longer the exclusive domain of  teenage and adult fans you can now buy your newborn baby an official licensed football jumper, jersey, guernsey. 

Baby Carlton Football Guernsey

Baby Carlton Football Guernsey

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Baby Carlton guernsey

Baby Carlton guernsey

A vast range of sizes are manufactured from the very small newborn and graduating up to kids sizes. Whilst kids jumpers have been available for some time, the advent of baby jumpers is relatively new. The well dressed footy fan is now able to kit the whole family out in official, licensed football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. It can develop a passion for  a particular team from a very young age and create a life long love of the football jumper, jersey, guernsey.

AFL Vintage and Retro Football Guernseys

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Carlton Blues Football Jumper

AFL Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys do change. Whilst the style and colours remain a constant part of the design, team sponsors,  and fabric of manufacture vary.

 

North Melbourne Kangaroos

North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

AFL North Melbourne Kangaroos

Initially the original  football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys were knitted from wool. The team colours and club insignia was constant. Players wore a long sleeved version of the football jumper, jersey, guernsey with a collar and button up front.  Manufacturing processes changed and the guernsey was still knitted but from acrylic wool. Long sleeves, v necks with collars, favourite players numbers sewn on the back and sewn on AFL logo patches proliferated.

 

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

AFL Melbourne Demons Football Guernsey

Fitzroy Football Club were the first football club that began displaying sponsors logos on guernseys for a commercial fee. Ironic that the club was deemed to be economically unviable by the AFL, and ceased to exist . An amalgamation of sorts was attempted with the establishment of a new team the Brisbane Bears in Queensland, who bore the FFC initials on the back of their guernsey . A later incarnation saw the Brisbane Lions adopt the Fitzroy team mascot of a lion on their guernsey.

Today, collectors, football fans, club historians, lovers of AFL, and curators collect the older style vintage, and retro football jumpers, guernseys, and jerseys. Irreplaceable and markers of a pivotal point in an AFL Club's history they are highly coveted items.

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

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