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End of Season

Monday, August 20th, 2018

The end of the 2018 Home and Away AFL Football Season is drawing closer. There is only one more round of home and away matches to be played. There were some interesting results and close finishes in last weekends round 22.

saints

saints

The Geelong Cats thrashed the Fremantle Dockers who appeared to have little incentive to play a good game as they are out of the Finals race. StKilda on the other hand played strong footy to almost defeat the 2018 Flag contenders the Hawks.

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

AFL Sydney Swans Football Guernsey

In the NSW derby Greater Western Sydney and the Sydney Swans fought it out with the Swans triumphant. The Sydney Swans have appeared in the last twenty finals series singling them out as a spectacularly successful AFL Club. Other weekend results saw the Richmond Tigers clear leaders on top of the AFL ladder hold of a gritty Essendon Bombers side.  A determined Melbourne Demons team travelled to the West and convincingly beat the West Coast Eagles by three goals.

AFL Essendon Football Club

AFL Essendon Football Club

Fans everywhere are preparing themselves for the 2018 AFL Finals Campaign and are getting their Football Jumpers, Jerseys, Guernseys ready to wear to the match.

Melbourne Demons Retro 150 year footy Guernsey

Melbourne Demons Retro 150 year footy Guernsey

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.

 

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