RECOGNISING THE RIOLI LEGACY A jumper with an important cause - 100% of proceeds will help fund our Club’s enduring support of Indigenous communities, both locally and in the NT. The Rioli Family have left a mark on South Fremantle Football Club like few others. Recent efforts from Football historians have revealed that 12 Rioli Family Members have worn the Red V, a remarkable legacy. From the trailblazing Sibby, arriving in 1972, to his 2020 Premiership winning son Ben, the Rioli name is nationally revered. Then there was the mightiest of all, #49 Maurice Rioli – icon, idol, and genuine warrior on WAFL and VFL fields. In a tribute to this storied Family contribution, we are again retailing a limited edition Maurice Rioli #49 hoodie, supported by his nephew Ben.
The Red V represents the path to the meeting place, Fremantle, which is portrayed in the centre of the Guernsey. Boomerangs are tools used for hunting and protection in battle and therefore symbolises our players going into battle on field each week. The Swan River is depicted at the bottom and shows where the river meets the ocean in Fremantle. Some personal touches include the family symbol of our designer and footprints along the side of Guernsey representing our Indigenous players past and present. Designer: Shardah Jetta-Farmer