Our Tiger Jumper

The KTFC Tiger Jumper as worn in the Tasmanian Statewide League represents what our club is about and where we have come from.

It is the jumper of a proud historic club which was formed over a century ago (back in 1886). Since the club began it has had various strips, but none more striking as now.

It is the only jumper worn by players of two teams representing our club at the highest level in Tasmania and took place in history when first officially worn on April 12th 2014.

Players who wear it represent all areas south of Hobart, the Southernmost AFL club in Australia from which players can be directly recruited to AFL clubs across Australia.

It is to be respected by those wearing it and those who play against it.

It is seen as a privilege to wear it and is to be treated with the UTMOST RESPECT. Players cannot expect opposing teams to respect our jumper if that respect is not shown by the player wearing it, so treat it like gold! Hand it back to property officer when you take it off and NEVER leave it on the floor.

In the years ahead it will carry the blood of those who wear it (as well as some who don’t!). It will carry the sweat of hard-working players who strive to honour it. It will carry the tears of those who were disappointed that they did not achieve their ambitions.

Our Tiger jumper will sometimes be covered in mud. On a few “special occasions” it will be covered in glory and hold up a Premiership cup. It will always remain proud whether in victory or defeat.

Your Tiger jumper will become your best mate, something that young guys will dream of wearing someday.

It will be a jumper that sometime in our future an AFL player will look back and say “thanks for being part of my past – that’s where I came from”.

The “character” of those who wear it will be judged by people across the state.

IF ONE WORD COULD BE USED TO SUMMARIZE OUR TIGER JUMPER IT WOULD BE:

“RESPECT”

2017 ANZAC DAY Commemorative Jumper

“Special commemorative jumper” In an “AFL Tasmania first”, both Magpies and Tigers will wear a special commemorative jumper for the Anzac Day match specifically designed for the occasion. The jumper will carry names of those who enrolled  for World War 1 Military Service in their respective Municipalities IE: Magpies, people from Glenorchy Municipality and Tigers people from Kingborough Municipality (including Bruny Island).

The commemorative jumpers will help to continue the tradition of remembering those who gave Military Service including those who paid the “supreme sacrifice” to protect our way of life as it is today. It is interesting to think that many of those who signed up were the same age as guys wearing the jumpers today at King George V oval. It is envisaged the jumper will be used for many Anzac Days in the future and the concept was made possible with the co-operation of many groups such as: Glenorchy Magpies FC

Kingborough Tigers FC

Glenorchy RSL

Kingston Beach RSL

Channel RSL Sub Branch

Tasmanian State RSL Branch

AFL Tasmania

Last year’s Anzac Day game was held at Twin Ovals where the Tigers and Magpies played for the “Fred House Perpetual Trophy”. This trophy was presented to Glenorchy by 99 y/o veteran Fred House. Fred was the last surviving sailor of the original crew, HMAS Sydney which was sank off Australia’s east coast. Fred sadly passed away in his 100th year last October following 2016 Anzac day. He was the link between the 4 groups being a Life Member of Glenorchy RSL and Social Member of Kingston Beach RSL and took an interest in both Footy clubs. This year’s Anzac game will be a special occasion for many.

2016 RECOGNISE MATCH

“Golden Moonbird”

Designed by: Kayla Braslin, Age 11 for the Recognise Match Saturday 28th May 2016.

“The moonbird, also known as ‘yula’ or muttonbird, is very important to our people. They fly for thousands of kilometres on journeys and they go very far away. Even up to the northern hemisphere. I painted the moonbird golden, the colour of the moon from where they get their name. The moon is also important to our people. Through her energy she heals us. And she looks over us while we sleep.

The circles represent the 9 tribes of our people from long ago. The red flames represent fire.
We use fire for warmth, to cook and to give us light. There is something magic about fire. The noise it makes when it crackles, people stop and stare at it. It is strong and fierce.

My hand print represents continuing culture. From our old peoples hand stencils on cave walls, to my handprint on a footy Guernsey. I choose red as the colour of ochre.”

– Kayla Braslin.

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