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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.

 

Good Friday Footy

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The AFL has announced it is looking at the possibility of playing footy , on Good Friday . A proposal to postpone the commencement of the 2015 season is being touted  ,with a Good Friday Twilight Game , listed as Season opener . Many sports have long played matches on this sacred religious festival day .

Dees Jumper

Dees Jumper

All AFL Clubs are jostling for the right to play on Good Friday  . North Melbourne believe they are the most worthy , as they initially proposed a match on Good Friday in 1992 . A worthy opponent is believed to be Carlton , who have a huge fan base and could draw a crowd.

Essendon and Collingwood already have exclusive rights to the Anzac Day match and it would be assumed they would be out of the running even though they have expressed interest .

A further possibility is that interstate  clubs would also play home matches on Good Friday .

power up

power up

 

Will the football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , be printed with special logo's , to commemorate the historic match , like the the Anzac Day match guernseys ?

 

Indigenous Round Football Jumpers , Jerseys , Guernseys

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Indigenous Round of the AFL fixture ignited passion  , and precipitated changes , to the traditional football jumper , jersey , guernsey .

Tigers

Tigers

The first game of the fixture saw Collingwood being soundly beaten by the Swans , on  friday night footy at the MCG   .  Twenty  years ago , at the Saints vs Pies game at Victoria Park ,  Collingwood fans  racially abused Saint Nicky Winmar , who , in retaliation  raised his footy jumper , and pointed to the colour of his skin . In a startling scene of Deja Vu , a similar incident occurred at the  Pies Vs Swans match.  Swans player , Adam Goodes , pointed out a young Collingwood fan who racially vilified him . She was ejected from the ground in the dying moments of the last quarter .  In an eventful week , Collingwood FC President  , Eddie McGuire also made a racially inappropriate  comment on Melbourne Radio    .

 

 

 

In a growing  trend , three clubs changed their traditional footy jumpers , for the indigenous round . The Crows adopted a black strip to replace their original dark blue , along with their usual red and yellow, to imitate the Koori flag . Fremantle Dockers used their original colours of purple and white to create an effective allover design  of aboriginal artwork , in which boomerangs featured heavily . Richmond Tigers building on their indigenous artwork designs of previous years , incorporated a Dreamtime theme of Boomerangs , into their traditional yellow sash on a black background .

Saints

Saints

 

 

 

Crows

Crows

 

 

Footy ‘s on

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Round three provided great entertainment for fans all watching their teams , while wearing their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys . Swans , Eagles , Saints , Hawks , Bombers , Eagles , Lions , Cats , Tigers and Power won . The Crows , Blues , Dockers and Suns all lost by small margins . The SA teams and Qld teams provided close matchups playing each other at home in their respective states .

 

 

magpies jumper

magpies jumper

Melbourne and Greater Western Sydney were thrashed , and both teams possibly need assistance to become more competitive . The Richmond juggernaut continues with three wins in a row , and jubilant fans are hoping their beloved team can avoid the dreaded ninth spot , at the end of the season .

Dee's Retro Jumper

The huge Anzac Day match is coming up between old combatants Collingwood and Essendon , both teams hoping to thrill fans with a close contest and ultimate  victory .Besieged coach of the Bombers , James Hird has been the subject of much scrutiny in recent days as has Nathan Buckley's comments surrounding the Collingwood football team .

AFL and Community Cup

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Big AFL games were played last weekend .

doggies

doggies

At a more grass roots level the Community Cup was staged at my local footy oval , Elsternwick Park . Triple RRR Megahertz battled the Espy Rockdogs . The tug of war between the wizened rockers and fit broadcasters resulted in a draw . A large crowd , fuelled by Boags draft enjoyed every minute . It was a good turnout considering the nanny state stopped the Sandy trains , the trams weren't running down glenhuntly rd , and strict instructions as to where to park your pushie were broadcast. Mud , pies , beer , rock and roll , plus support for the worthy cause of Reclink , showcases Melb footy at its best . Much loved , vintage , Fitzroy and St Kilda footy jumpers , were spotted in the crowd , along with tattered scarves , amid a smattering of rock and roll diamante , and ocelot print .

bombers jumper

bombers jumper

The current glam rockers of AFL footy , Collingwood clipped the Eagles wings , the Dogs went down to the Lions , Swannies saw the Cats off , and Essendon dumped the Dockers . Melbourne felled the Giants , the Kangas routed the Crows , whilst some teams rested .

collingwood magpies baby jumper

collingwood magpies baby jumper

It might be only a game , but its our game and we like it , especially when there's rock and roll , comedy and local support thrown in .

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