Posts Tagged ‘International Rules Football’

Weddings and Holidays

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Summer is the off season for the AFL. Many players are taking advantage of the long summer break to get married.  Gary Ablett Jnr and Patrick Dangerfield both wed on 1 January 2016, celebrating New Years Day nuptials. Liam Picken wed on New Years Eve, 2015. When the AFL Season ends players often enjoy an extended overseas holiday, or take the opportunity to play in the  International Rules Series in Ireland.

saints vinttage jumper

Vintage Saints Jumper

It is a time of retirements, re-signings and trades, rejuvenated training schedules, and team development. AFL Footy players usually enjoy some private time away from  public  scrutiny and media exposure.

 

tigers vintage jumper

tigers vintage jumper

 

Fans may turn their attention to cricket . Football Jumpers, jerseys, guernseys are rarely retired though. The sleeveless version can and will be worn throughout summer. New sponsors are signed but the team colours don't change, except in the recent case of Essendon Bombers who dropped the grey from their clash football guernsey, jersey, jumper.

 

Bombers Football Jumper

Bombers Football Jumper

Vintage jumpers remain a constant and are feted by loyal fans all year long. Historically interesting they remain a regular feature to the proud owners collection.

International Rules Football

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

International rules football, is played between Australia, and Ireland ,each October .

It' s a team sport, made up of gaellic ,and afl football codes ,developed so players of both codes ,can play together.

It showcases the players skills ,and attracts fans at an international level .
Begun in 1967, it is now an important part ,of the AFL's development plans,
who use these games, to attract fans ,ultimately ,to afl football.

International rules football, does not have any dedicated clubs ,or leagues and is played only , in tournaments ,or once-off test matches.

When played in Melbourne ,football fans, come to watch the game ,in their football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys.

Australia Jumper

Australia Jumper

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