It’s the era that defined our Club, and now Brisbane Lions fans will have another chance to re-live the glory days of the hat trick of Premierships when the second installment of the 3-Peat guernseys launches today.
To mark the Brisbane Lions 20th anniversary of winning the 2002 Premiership, the team will be wearing a special commemorative guernsey against the Bulldogs in Round 16.
This limited-edition collectors’ item forms the second part of a 3-part series of commemorative jumpers that is being released over three years, each celebrating one of our 3-peat triumphs.
The back of the guernsey features a black and white image of the MCG that when paired with the other two editions in the series forms a full panoramic shot of the MCG on Grand Final day, as well as an image of the team that brought home the silverware on that fateful day in 2002. The 20th anniversary commemorative emblem features on the back, the premiership players names are featured in the number and the Grand Final game details and score are included on the inside of the collar.
Match-worn guernsey’s worn in Round 16 will be available to bid on at auction from Thursday 30 June at bounce at shop.lions.com.au.
2002 Premiership player and Club legend Simon Black got a first look at the guernsey when he chatted with star midfielder, Hugh McCluggage.
Black said the guernsey brought back fond memories of a pivotal era in the Club’s history.
“The Club’s done a great job with it – I love it. The celebratory photo on the back of the jumper looks great the mcg in the background. It brings back great memories,” he said.
“It was a special day. It was a tough, hard-fought win that game in ‘02 in wet conditions. They were a special group of players to play with and some pretty cherished lifelong memories for sure.”
Commenting on the current squad’s performance, Black had some words of motivation for the team.
“We’ve got some great ability… it’s been awesome to see. I really hope we can take that next step and find a way to get a little closer this year,” he said.
“I really believe we can win it and we’ve got the talent within the squad to do that.”
“Hopefully you can wear one of these in 20 years too!”
Stay tuned to lions.com.au later in the week to see more from his chat with McCluggage.