VICTORIAN INTERSTATE UNIFORMS
The Big V emblazoned across the Victorian state jumper is a footballing classic; immediately recognisable to football fans across Australia. Today, the design remains much-loved or much-loathed, depending on your place of birth.
What most fans would not realise is today's classic V (pictured at left) only made its first appearance in 1950. Prior to this Victoria wore a wide array of designs, ranging from stripes to sashes, hoops and even diamonds, with the first V being introduced in 1908 for the inaugural National Carnival.
Between 1908 and 1949 there were no less than 18 different types of V worn by the Vics. In contrast, since 1950 there have been only two.
VICTORIAN STATE UNIFORMS HISTORY
Don't let the Big V down: click on the tabs below to discover more about the history of each design...
1877-1896 - VFA / INTERCOLONIAL ERA
1897-1914 - THE BIRTH OF THE VFL AND THE BIG V
1919-1949 - V FOR VARIETY
1950-1975 - THE CLASSIC BIG V TAKES CENTRE STAGE
1976-1989 - PATCHES APLENTY
1990-2008 - AFL STATE OF ORIGIN ERA
VICTORIAN STATE UNIFORM HISTORY
Click on the tabs below to discover more about the history of each design...