The Gap Dragons play in a uniform of a team guernsey with Navy, Sky Blue and Emerald Green colours, with Navy shorts and Green with Navy top socks.
The club provides each child with a playing guernsey for the season. They are held by the coach throughout the season and returned back to the club. Each week a parents is rostered to wash the guernseys and return them back to the Coach or Team Manager at training.
Shorts and socks are purchased at our Canteen. Don't forget to get your discount card before you go in. Shorts are navy with the Dragons logo on the right-hand side. Black shorts and socks can be worn for a short time until such time club ones are purchased.
Each child will receive a club polo shirt to be worn to and from all games. Polo shirts are navy blue with sky blue highlights.
Club caps are available for purchase at the canteen at all home games.
Additional children's polos as well as adult polos are also available for purchase. Please see the canteen page for current prices.
Skins, or other such similar items are worn under the shorts to prevent shaffing. The AFLBJ Rules and Regulations state that all skins are to be beige coloured - not white or black.
See their website AFLBJ - Rules & Regulations - AFL Queensland State Junior Football Rules and Regulations - Section 20.
20. BANNED ITEMS
20.1 The attire of players taking part in all matches shall be the attire that is officially approved by AFLQ.
Banned items include:
Padding of any sort (includes but not limited to - shin pads and shoulder pads)
Jewellery (includes but not limited to - earrings, body piercing jewellery, chains, watches and rings)
Bike pants and compression shorts that are not beige coloured
Any player wearing skins of another colour, or bikes pants with designs down the side which can be seen may be asked by the umpire to get changed.
Prescription glasses may be worn on the field with prior approval from AFLBJ. Full details of the child to be emailed to the club email address so it can be forwarded to AFLBJ. Once written approval has been made, the child can continue playing football.
Football boots can be purchased at any sports store. They are to have plastic moulding on the base with no metal studs. All boots are inspected by the umpire prior to the start of the game.
All fingernails are inspected by the umpire at the same time as the boots. The players are lined up with both hands out in front, palms down, and one leg raised. The umpire will walk down the line looking at each hand and one boot. All nails are to be trimmed and tidy. Nail clippers are usually kept in the First Aid kit but they are known to "wander off" between use.
If you are a Team Manager, please ensure you have nail clippers with you at all games.
It is highly recommended all players have a mouthguard. These can be purchased at any sports store, chemist, dentist or mouthguard specialist. Even though each age group has modififed rules and half-tackling is only introduced at Under 9 level, with full tackling at Under 11 level, children do tend to fall on top of one another during play.
While it is difficult, please discourage your child from chewing on their mouthguard as it will only become more uncomfortable as time goes on.
The club does allow club guernseys to be worn at training, including those purchased by parents from the previous season. These guernseys are our main image that we present to the public and it needs to be kept in good order and condition. T-shirts, polo's and other club training shirts can be worn instead.
Guernsey, Jersey, Jumper - What is it really called and what's the difference?
Way back in time there were two islands who made all the playing gear for the UK and Europe and they were called Guernsey and Jersey. They both made woollen jumpers to be worn for sport but were slightly different in weave and knit. Today all playing gear is made by artificial cloth but the names remain.
Jumper - more modern term and easier to use. Used in all codes.
Jersey - generally used in Rugby Union and Rugby League and has short sleeves with a collar.
Guernsey - Official name for AFL and are sleeveless with a V neck. Although AFL calls the beginning of the year function the Jumper Presentation, we are actually presenting a guernsey. Pronounced G-urn-zee.
Isn't language wonderful?