The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - FRONT PAGE - BEN WATER­WORTH

SUP­PORT­ERS of the New Nor­folk Ju­nior Football Club are in for a sur­prise this year as the club gets ready to show off a brand new guernsey ahead of the 2016 sea­son.

Break­ing away from the tra­di­tional St Kilda style strip, the stun­ning new guernsey show­cases a white ea­gle blend­ing into the red and black colours of the club.

Di­rec­tor of fundrais­ing for the New Nor­folk Ju­nior Football Club Al­li­son Mor­gan said she be­lieved it was the first time the club had in­tro­duced a new guernsey of this kind.

“It is be­lieved this is the first time the club, al­beit the ju­nior club, has moved away from the tra­di­tional St Kilda type striped play­ing jumper,” she said. “The older jumpers were start­ing to show wear, and the new de­sign was just a brain­wave to in­cor­po­rate the AFL West Coast Ea­gles with our colours. The jumpers are be­ing used through [the] ju­nior club with all but two teams wear­ing them this sea­son [and] we are hop­ing to have all teams in the new strip by next sea­son.”

In hand­ing out the new guernsey’s at last weeks train­ing, New Nor­folk Un­der 11 Red’s coach Bradley Chap­lin in­spired the boys and one girl for the sea­son ahead.

“These tops are show­ing you are rep­re­sent­ing your club, they are to be worn with pride as they rep­re­sent our unity as a team,” he said.

The first game of the south­ern Tas­ma­nia Ju­nior Football Sea­son be­gins on Sun­day. Boys or girls wish­ing to play for New Nor­folk, from un­der 8s through to un­der 16s, can call David Banks on 0400 221 389 for in­for­ma­tion.

SMART NEW STRIP: The New Nor­folk Un­der 11s Red show off their new guernseys ahead of the 2016 sea­son.

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