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AFL Football Season 2018

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

The AFL Football Season 2018 has begun. A series of matches will be played out over the Easter break . This included an historic game between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the St Kilda Saints on Good Friday. Traditionally no AFL Games were played on Good Friday.

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

Cats Vintage Football Jumper

 

In 2017 the North Melbourne Kangaroos played the Western Bulldogs on the first Good Friday match up. The North Melbourne Kangaroos had long advocated for a match on this day and were duly rewarded by the AFL by being the first team selected to play .

 

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

This has changed and the AFL now schedules a match for this day with North Melbourne playing opposing sides. Many fans get along to games over the Easter Break including games on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

 

proud 150th anniversary jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Interstate sides have fared well in Round 2 of the footy fixture with wins to the Dockers, Suns, Giants and Crows. The Adelaide Crows playing at home defeated the Richmond Tigers in a rematch of the 2017 Premiership Game. 

Footy Jumpers are Memories

Footy Jumpers are Memories

A huge crowd is expected a the MCG on Easter Monday when popular local Teams the Hawthorn Hawks and Geelong Cats play in a highly anticipated closely fought battle.

Eagles Clash Strip

Eagles Clash Strip

Record crowds of fans are expected to all Easter Games many wearing their football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys.

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

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.

 

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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