VICTORIAN INTERSTATE UNIFORMS
In 1976 the VFL's marketing department introduced a league logo for all club jumpers; the State team quickly followed suit, adding the VFL shield to their jumper, shorts and socks that same year. This was the first logo patch of any sort to be worn on the Victorian uniform.
Sponsorship patches first appeared on VFL club jumpers in 1977. Although the Victorian representative team had been officially sponsored as early as 1980 (Statewide Insurance) the jumper itself remained free of sponsor logos until 1986 when Foster's Lager dragged the state uniform into the modern era.
Written and researched by David Eastman
Artwork by Rob Meredith
First published 15/9/2015
Last updated 17/11/2018