Former Williamstown VFLW player and current Collingwood AFLW player Aliesha Newman designed the guernsey in consultation with former Seagull teammate Danica Pedersen and current VFL-listed player Jaylon Thorpe. Our VFLW indigenous players Gabrielle Biedenweg-Webster and Elise Muller endorsed the design.
Aliesha Newman outlined the meaning behind Williamstown’s jumper.
The ‘Yarning circle’ with the symbols around the outside to represent both the Men’s and Women’s VFL teams. The 4 handprints are a symbol of the clubs values in Respect, Professional, Inclusion and Proud. Within the ‘blue area’ of the jumper is the water aspect, which is a representation of the surrounding beaches that Williamstown is famously known for.
The eagle on the back (Bunjil the Creator) is to pay our respects to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation in which Williamstown’s home ground is located. Again, with the designs of the water aspect on the back. The footprints represent those who have walked before us and those who will be walk in our footprints after our football careers are finished. Knowing that everyone within the Williamstown community has our back and we are all on this journey together.
**** Please note: These guernseys have been worn by our VFLW players so sizes are limited and player numbers are listed on the back. For orders of sizing outside of what is listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Delivery of these will be approximately 6 weeks.****