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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 themĀ 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 theĀ 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.

Football Jumpers

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Sleek , modern ,streamlined , sophisticated . These words exemplify the new AFL football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys.

Made of aerodynamic , dri fast , polyester the humble jersey , jumper , guernsey is a great ambassador for AFL football.

They look good , are comfortable to wear and create a striking uniform of the AFL code of football.

Each team has distinctive colours , with unique logo's and mascots .All have a large , easily recognisable number printed on the back .

Fans applaud favourite players by wearing their number on the back of their jumper , jersey , guernsey .

Junior and amateur codes emulate their favourite players by wearing the colours and numbers of their team.

Saints Modern Football Jumper

Saints Modern Football Jumper

Numbers on Jumpers

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Numbers are worn on the back of your afl jumper, jersey , guernsey.

It marks you as a member of the football team.

Traditionally numbers were sewn on .
Either hand sewn or machine sewn they were fabric and placed on the back . Mum got out the singer sewing machine and obliged . Today these numbers can still be seen on older jumpers , jerseys , guernseys.

Then they were ironed on .
This was a popular choice . Large sporting goods retailers sell them . Most people own an iron and know how to use it . Placed and ironed onto the back of the jumper , jersey ,guernsey they look good.You can dream of playing like Chris Judd of Carlton Blues in his jumper with his number on the back.

Lately they can be printed on the jumper , jersey , guernsey.
Purchase a number thirteen jumper , jersey , guernsey from the St Kilda Saints to barrack for Adam Schneider .
These numbers have the afl logo printed across the bottom of them.

Who's got your number ?

Whatever your number , wear your jumper , jersey , guernsey to the match.

Put Jack Riewoldt's number on the Back

Put Jack Riewoldt's number on the Back

Numbers on Football Jumpers

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

AFL players have their number printed on the back of the jumper , jerseys , guernseys with the afl logo on the bottom of the numbers .

Player numbers can be bought from most sporting goods stores . These are either ironed on or sewn on and are made from a variety of materials including fabric or coloured adhesive.

Often numbers were assigned for the following historic reasons ;

A club may give a certain position a specific number eg the ruckman will wear number 25.

The captain of the club will wear a certain number eg richmond tigers captain will wear no 17 as worn by the famous " Captain Blood ", Jack Dyer.

A player will wear his fathers old playing number eg Stephen Silvagni wore number 1 the same as his father Sergio Silvagni.

How do you remove an old number from your jumper , jersey , guernsey ?

These are some ideas from readers ;

If the number is soft plastic you can rub it with alcohol or acetone (nail polish remover) to soften it and then try scraping it with a butter knife.

Try sticking duct tape very firmly over the number and then pull it off in one quick motion.

If the number has been applied using heat by applying more heat you may be able to peel it off, although this often leaves resin glue underneath.

Try heating the underneath of the number with an iron while placing a damp cloth over the top of it.Use the steam setting on your iron to get maximum heat and after a few minutes lift iron off the number and using tweezers see if it will peel off.

I have tried using nail polish remover with limited success .It melts the number which can then be peeled away. However corners of the number cannot always be removed using this method.

Does anybody have a method of getting rid of old numbers from jumpers? If so , let us all know !

where number goes

where number goes

number 10

number 10

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