Eddie Betts and his Deadly teammates will wear a jumper designed by Melbourne defender Neville Jetta in the upcoming realestate.com.au AFLX tournament.
The four teams’ respective jumpers have been designed to represent each team’s strength ahead of the one-night event to be held at Marvel Stadium on Friday, February 22.
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Jetta said he couldn’t knock back the offer from Deadly captain Betts to take on the project.
“There is an Aboriginal story behind the jumper which recognises the respect for fire, which is deadly like the name, and represents speed just like the team,” Jetta said.
“The logo also features a boomerang which demonstrates the particular skill that will be present within the team,” Jetta said.
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The Bolts, who will be led by Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield, will wear a jumper featuring a lightning bolt on a blue background.
Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe has switched the Dockers’ purple for his Team Flyers’ guernsey which will showcase wings on a purple background.
The Rampage jumper will carry bull horns on a green background with the team to be skippered by Richmond spearhead Jack Riewoldt.
Each guernsey will feature the realestate.com.au logo, after the company was announced as the AFL’s official online property partner, as well as the AFLX naming rights partner.
REA Group CEO Owen Wilson said he was excited by the opportunity to unite two of Australia’s great weekend obsessions.
“People are increasingly interacting with sport and property through digital platforms. This partnership brings together Australia’s No.1 place for property and the country’s No.1 sport,” Wilson said.
The AFLX Draft will be broadcast on Wednesday on AFL.com.au, the AFL Live Official App, 7Mate and Fox Footy from 7pm AEDT.
Source: Adelaide Crows website