The 2014 heritage strip pays homage to the guernsey Carlton’s players wore with distinction from 1927 – 1997.
It will be worn three times in Season 2014; Rd 7 against Collingwood, Rd 13 against Hawthorn and Rd 23 against Essendon.
While the design represents the past, it also delivers the most innovative technological advancements in AFL history for an on-field product.
One hundred and fifty years ago, the good men of the district met in a pub in the heart of Lygon Street, and the Carlton Football Club was born. Now, 150 years later, Carlton and Nike are celebrating this landmark anniversary with a special commemorative guernsey to be worn in Rounds 7, 13 and 23.
The guernsey is constructed from super-durable recycled polyester featuring Nike Dri-FIT technology, which draws moisture away from the body to help keep players cool and dry. The remodeled shape hugs the body drawing forward and down, to increase freedom of movement in a bespoke fit for each individual player. It’s also made right here in Australia.
Replicating the uniform worn by Carlton players during the Club’s most successful period, 1927-1997, the 150th anniversary guernsey features the iconic CFC crest that was donned by legends such as Harry Vallence, Ken Hands, John Nicholls, Bruce Doull, Stephen Kernahan and Stephen Silvagni.
For 150 years players have pulled on the old dark navy blue, sacrificing their all in the pursuit of ultimate glory. It is a symbol of commitment, passion and unity. Now it's your turn, wear it with pride, for it is 150 years in the making.