Posts Tagged ‘dreamtime’

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.

 

Footy Jumper is a work of art

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Achingly close finishes , hopes dashed , thrashings , and spectacular action , AFL Football, provided it all last weekend .

 

tigers baby jumper

tigers baby jumper

 

baby bomber

baby bomber

The opening game of the Indigenous round between Essendon and Richmond , packed the ground out . Pre match entertainment and indigenous themed displays  , thrilled the crowd , as did the closely fought tussle between the skilled competitors . Richmond 's traditional football jumper , jersey , guernsey,  was adorned with a dreamtime design , taken from an original art work , to pay tribute to the enormous contribution , the indigenous community have made to AFL footy . Many fans regard their footy jumpers as a work of art , especially when their team is winning!

collingwood baby

collingwood babybomber bub

 

tigers celebration jumper

tigers celebration jumper

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