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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.

Changes

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Its round 18 , in the AFL 2014 Home and Away Season . By now , beleaguered fans will know if their club will be in the Finals . Many have endured a season of winter chills , highlights , and disappointments . It is at this stage of the season that retirements are announced , players struggle to find form to retain their place in the team , and coaches are under pressure to deliver a finals appearance .

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

Vintage Tigers Footy Jumper

 

The ever evolving , football jumper , jersey , guernsey has changed too . What was once a humble piece of apparel , used to brand and identify players and supporters alike ,it has morphed into a slick , aerodynamic ,piece with colourful , graphic designs , and sponsors logos sublimated on them .

 

Hawks footy Jumper

Hawks footy jumper

Indigenous Round Football Guernseys

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

The upcoming round 11 , of the AFL Home and Away Matches , is the Indigenous , " Dreamtime " , Round .

tiges

tigers

Clubs are producing specially themed football jumpers  , to celebrate the huge indigenous contribution to AFL  Football .

Striking , decorative , a feast of aboriginal mark makers , these unique football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys , will be worn with pride by all players . They can be purchased from clubs now , and are destined to become collectors items . Its a novel concept , the wearing of art adorned footy jumpers .

 

Tommy Hafey , inspirational AFL Footy Legend ,was buried earlier in the week , in a moving ceremony at the MCG , surrounded by his beloved Richmond Football Team .

Retro Football Jumpers

Monday, May 12th, 2014

AFL Retro Football Jumpers

Roo Vintage Jumper

Roo Vintage Jumper

are making a comeback . Collingwood Football Club have released a range of retro football guernseys , sporting the old blue and white VFL logo patch , and peak collar . Whilst they are not a departure from their traditional black and white iconic strip , the retro jumper , was touted as a possible mothers day gift . CFC keen to make a buck have appealed to fans to purchase one for Mum . Apparently these were the jumpers the Mums saw on the footy fields , before they became Mums !

power retro

power retro

Melbourne FC played the Western Bulldogs on Sunday in their traditional navy blue football guernsey , but the red yoke and trims , were replaced with bright pink and printed with lighter pink figures of women, to raise awareness of breast cancer .

magpies jumper

magpies jumper

Some teams had a bye at the weekend , others played , and the Swans beat the Hawks in Sydney , proving the Hawks aren't unbeatable .An extended round of matches has been played out , commencing on friday and finishing on monday night when the Saints play the Blues . Both teams are desperate for a win , being in 13th and 15th spot respectively , on the ladder and could be described as evenly matched . They have shared a great rivalry over the years , and this game promises some jumper tearing action for fans .

Swans

Swans

Themed Footy Jumpers

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Saints went to Wellington to play footy , and wore Maori themed Football Jumpers . Last weekend , the Blues played in heritage styled AFL Football jumpers , jerseys , guernseys . On Sunday ,  pre the Bulldogs , Demons , clash a field of supporters wearing pink ponchos , will form the pink lady on the MCG , to raise awareness of breast cancer .

Dees Jumper

Dees Jumper

 

Baby Blue Guenrsey

Baby Blue Guernsey

Whilst the Saints and Blues both lost their matches , while wearing a non - traditional football guernsey , the pink initiative is a positive initiative . In previous years,  Melbourne FC , had played in pink themed football jumpers . On Sunday they will be happy to have Jack Viney , back in their team , after his contentious suspension , for rough play , was withdrawn .

 

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