Sometimes a football jumper will be called a jersey .
According to the Heinemann Australian Dictionary a jersey is ” a guernsey “. It is also described as ” a knitted fabric made from wool , silk , etc ( after the island of Jersey in the English Channel , where knitting was an important industry.)
The word jersey usually conjures up a silky , close fitting sporting top which is what the modern style , polyester , AFL Jumpers are.
Call it a jersey , guernsey ,or jumper .The past and present AFL jumper is highly visible , wearable, comfortable and affordable .
Treat yourself and buy one today .Wear it to the footy or just around town .