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Norwegian Footy 2013 – Steady As She Goes..!!
Authored by: sverik25 on Tuesday, April 16 2013 @ 12:42 am ACST

Even if the sleeves were simply cut off the Australian jumper it would look a lot better. I have no idea why this hasn't been done already.

Norwegian Footy 2013 – Steady As She Goes..!!
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Tuesday, April 16 2013 @ 03:26 am ACST

Well, to be fair it's not actually a soccer shirt, it's a Gaelic football jersey...  Originally from the international rules series, where it makes some kind of sense in context.

The question is why they've kept it?  I agree it would look better even just with the arms cut off.

A lot of the Euro national jumpers are designed by Kolja Koracak (I presuem including the Legion jumper), who is one of the locals working within the AFL Europe.  Maybe he should design a better Australian one and present it to the AIS squad when they come back next year.

Norwegian Footy 2013 – Steady As She Goes..!!
Authored by: kolja51 on Tuesday, April 16 2013 @ 06:58 am ACST

How did the norwegian footy conversation lead to AIS academy jumpers :)

Anyway, few weeks ago I talked to AIS AFL leaders and they told me that the jumper won't change, the only fair point that thay'll consider is that they are coming to play European team and that European team should have a priority in picking the home color (which should be blue with gold) and have Aussies wear alternative colors. But the sleeves will stay. I wish I would have an opportunity to redesign that jumper, but not any time soon.

Norwegian Footy 2013 – Steady As She Goes..!!
Authored by: Brett Northey on Tuesday, April 16 2013 @ 07:42 am ACST

Interesting that you got to ask Kolja.  It's also on my to do list - to find exactly why Australia is persisting with something that goes against a fundamental tradition of Aussie Rules.  My guess is that the sleeves are used for sponsorship and the AFL would probably love it if AFL clubs had them too.

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