Melbourne has unveiled its new guernsey numbers for 2020 with its first draft choice taking on the number left vacant by four-time premiership star Jordan Lewis.
Luke Jackson will don the No.6 in his first season after being taken with the third pick overall in last month’s AFL Draft.
Fellow first round draftee Kysaiah Pickett was given No.36, worn previously by indigenous livewires Jeff Garlett and Aaron Davey. It is fitting considering the small forward plays in a similar manner to the pair.
New Demon Adam Tomlinson will wear the same No.20 that he wore in 140 games for the Giants before crossing to Gosch’s Paddock as a free agent, while former Docker Ed Langdon will run out in the No.15.
The prized recruit will run out for West Coast in the No.11, the same number he wore during his two seasons at the Cats.
No Eagle has worn the No.11 guernsey since Matt Priddis retired at the end of 217 following an illustrious 240-game career.
The former Cat took to Instagram to announce his number, recognising the significance of the No.11 at the Eagles.
“So pumped and excited to be wearing this number!! A massive honour knowing who wore it before me and can’t wait to make it my own,” Kelly said on the post.
Kelly was one of the biggest names to change clubs in the trade period, with the Eagles giving up a host of picks to lure the homesick Western Australian.
The Lions handed out numbers to their new draftees with Luke Hodge’s No.2 passed on to draft slider Deven Robertson.
The tough midfielder was the only player invited to the first night of the draft to be left on the board, with Brisbane trading with Port Adelaide to land the youngster at pick No.22.
Fellow draftee Brock Smith will wear the prized No.1 guernsey made famous by Fitzroy’s Paul Roos, who played 269 games in it.
Meanwhile, Richmond premiership player Jacob Townsend will don the No.20 for his new club.
The tough forward received a Bomber lifeline via the supplemental selection period on Wednesday but was unable to receive the the same No.21 he wore at the Tigers, with skipper Dyson Heppell firmly holding onto it.
New ruckman Andrew Phillips had more luck, taking on the No.34 that he wore for Carlton, while former Lion Tom Cutler will wear No.12
Essendon’s first selection at the 2019 AFL Draft Harrison Jones – a lifelong Bombers fan – will take on No.23 vacated by retired midfielder David Myers.
The Bulldogs have announced their new jumper numbers with Alex Keath retaining the No.42 he wore at the Crows.
Former Saint Josh Bruce will don No.17, made famous by Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney and before that Nathan Brown.
Prized first round draftee Cody Weightman will take on No.19.
Meanwhile, Jack Martin will wear one of Carlton’s most famous numbers in 2020.
The Blues have revealed the numbers their recruits will wear next season, with former Gold Coast Sun Martin handed the No.21 worn by legend Craig Bradley.
But the number has a mixed history. From 1964 until 2002 it was worn by three players for a combined 723 games — Barry Gill (132), Rod Austin (216) and Bradley (375).
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But since Bradley’s retirement none of the five players to don the No.21 guernsey have managed more than 15 senior matches.
It was inherited by Troy Longuir (11 games), who was followed by Mark Austin (15), Josh Bootsma (14), Ciaran Sheehan (2) and Jarrod Garlett (13).
In other Blues jumper news, Brodie Kemp’s No.17 jumper will match his spot in the draft order, Marc Pittonet will wear the same number he did at Hawthorn (27) and rookie Fraser Phillips inherits Dale Thomas’s No.39.
Carlton had already revealed Eddie Betts will wear No.19 again after his return to Ikon Park.
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At Tigerland, Richmond revealed father-son Patrick Naish will wear the same number his father Chris wore for the Tigers in the 90s.
The 20-year-old has been promoted from No.45 No.6. His dad Chris Naish played 143 games and booted 212 goals in the No.6 across eight seasons for the Tigers.
Premiership Tigers Liam Baker and Ivan Soldo have also changed their guernsey numbers, and the number change for the latter is fitting. Soldo has moved from No.47 to No.20 — the number previously held by older cousin Ivan Maric — while Liam Baker will wear No.7 next season, filling the vacancy left by traded forward Dan Butler.
The Tigers first-round draft selection Thomson Dow will don the No.27 guernsey in his first season at the club.
Meanwhile, Collingwood draftee Jay Rantall has become the latest youngster to receive the revered No. 35 guernsey.
The number, commemorating former Pies defender Simon Prestigiacomo, has been passed down each year to Collingwood’s first selection on draft night since 2010.
The honour recognises his noble decision to stand down from the 2010 Grand Final side due to a groin injury.
Gold Coast has given out its new numbers with ex-Richmond premiership player Brandon Ellis wearing the No.4 at his new club.
Prized draftees Matt Rowell and Noah Anderson will run out in the No.18 and No.15 respectively, while fellow first round selection Sam Flanders will wear No.26.
Geelong has revealed its new jumper numbers for next year, with Jack Stevens taking Zac Smith’s No.9 and Josh Jenkins to wear No.11 vacated by Tim Kelly.
The Cats top draft pick Cooper Stephens will wear No. 12, worn last season by Wylie Buzza.
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Blues skipper Patrick Cripps said having Betts back at the club had delivered fantastic energy.
“He’s someone that everyone admires, and with the young forward line that we have, he’ll just jell that forwardline massively,” he said.
“The phones were off the hook the day he got traded. The excitement it’s going to create not only for us but the fans is going to be good to see.”
NEW JUMPER NUMBERS AT YOUR CLUB
1 — Brock Smith
2 — Deven Robertson
18 — Keidean Coleman
45 — Jaxon Prior
17 — Brodie Kemp
19 — Eddie Betts
21 — Jack Martin
27 — Marc Pittonet
32 — Jack Newnes
33 — Sam Ramsay
34 — Sam Philp
36 — Josh Honey
39 — Fraser Phillips
34 — Trent Bianco
35 — Jay Rantall
39 — Trey Ruscoe
12 – Tom Cutler
20 – Jacob Townsend
23 – Harrison Jones
24 – Nick Bryan
28 – Ned Cahill
34 – Andrew Phillips
36 – Lachie Johnson
39 – Ross McQuillan
41 – Cian McBride
46 – Mitch Hibberd
9 — Jack Steven
11 — Josh Jenkins
12 — Cooper Stephens
16 — Sam De Koning
31 — Francis Evans
41 — Cam Taheny
45 — Brad Close
4 — Brandon Ellis
13 — Jack Lukosius
15 — Noah Anderson
18 — Matt Rowell
21 — Hugh Greenwood
22 — Izak Rankine
26 — Sam Flanders
32 — Zac Smith
35 — Connor Budarick
37 — Jeremy Sharp
41 — Malcolm Rosas
42 — Patrick Murtagh
48 — Matthew Conroy
50 — Jy Farrar
52 — Luke Towey
6 — Luke Jackson
15 — Ed Langdon
20 — Adam Tomlinson
24 — Trent Rivers
36 — Kysaiah Pickett
38 — Mitch Brown
1 — Tom Jonas
5 — Jack Ross
6 — Patrick Naish
7 — Liam Baker
20 — Ivan Soldo
21 — Noah Balta
27 — Thomson Dow
36 — Will Martyn
38 — Noah Cumberland
45 — Hugo Ralphsmith
47 — Bigoa Nyuon
1 — Chad Warner
2 — Kaiden Brand
3 — Dylan Stephens
10 — Sam Naismith
15 — Sam Gray
17 — Will Gould
28 — Lewis Taylor
35 — Barry O’Connor
37 — Elijah Taylor
39 – Brady Rowles
11 — Tim Kelly
38 — Ben Johnson
40 — Callum Jamieson
43 — Anthony Treacy
45 — Mitch O’Neil
17 — Josh Bruce
18 — Louis Butler
19 — Cody Weightman
38 — Riley Garcia
42 — Alex Keath