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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.

 

Euphoria in Tiger Town

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Has the dust settled in Richmond after the Tigers won the 2017 Premiership flag ? The Richmond Tigers gathered momentum to crush the Adelaide Crows in a decisive victory. Jubilant fans partied the night away and Swan St was awash with celebrations. Whilst the Crows are a slick, professional football machine, the sentimental favourites, the  Tigers skilfully applied tremendous pressure to outman the Crows and gain victory.

 

 

Tigers football jumper, jersey,guernsey

Tigers football jumper, jersey,guernsey

Fans country wide were celebrating the victory in their yellow and black football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys. The Crows football jumpers, jerseys, guernseys have been rested temporarily whilst those fans muse on the loss of the 2017 Premiership Flag.

Vintage Crows jumper

Vintage Crows jumper

 

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.

Guernsey

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Guernsey, a British term used to describe fishing attire, designed to keep the cold and wet out whilst fishermen ply their trade. The secret to the weaving was the hard twist given to the natural wool fibres in an effort to repel sea spray, maintain warmth, and provide a comfortable yet long wearing garment suitable for a hard life of toil at sea in damp conditions.

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

proud 150th anniversary jumper

Proud Demons 150th anniversary Guernsey

The modern AFL footy guernsey is vastly different, and provides a hard wearing, long living protection of another type. Todays version is often manufactured in China from durable, synthetic, polyester fabric. The most popular style is sleeveless and is fashioned in vivid team colours sporting sponsors logos, players names and numbers. It is fashioned to resist moisture, of the sweat variety, brought on by players on field exertions. Its ability to resist spray may be called into validity when the player is receiving some helpful advice from the coach or some side line barracking from ardent fans.

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