2003 Heritage Weekend

2003 – The First Heritage Round

The first Heritage Round saw Heritage guernseys worn by all teams except two. The Adelaide and West Coast Football Clubs (who played each other during the round) both had a short history had always used a variant of their original jumper throughout their existence. It was seen in a very positive and nostalgic light, especially as Brisbane wore the 1968 to 1973 Fitzroy guernsey and Sydney wore their 1933 to 1986 South Melbourne guernsey. St. Kilda’s guernsey got such a positive reaction that it became their Clash Guernsey from 2004 until 2006. Port Adelaide wore its SANFL Magpies “Prison Bar” guernsey from 1914 when the club was made Champions of Australia.

First Class Collectables issued a series of Commemorative Covers.

Melbourne Demons v Geelong Cats, Friday 8 August, MCG

Sydney Swans v Hawthorn Hawks, Saturday 9 August, SCG

Brisbane Lions v Collingwood Magpies, Saturday 9 August, MCG

Richmond Tigers v St Kilda Saints, Saturday 9 August, Telstra Dome

North Melbourne v Fremantle, Sunday 10 August, MCG

Port Adelaide v Carlton Blues, Sunday 10 August, AAMI Stadium

Western Bulldogs v Essendon Bombers, Sunday 10 August, Telstra Dome

It is likely that other covers exist.