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Adelaide members and fans have voted for Design C to be the club’s first SANFL guernsey next season.

The winning design features the wide V, a style which has a long history in South Australian football.

Several SANFL sides have used the v-shape style guernsey in some form and it is also a feature of the famous South Australian State guernsey.

Guernsey C was the first preference of 37 per cent of voters, who ranked the six fan designs in order.

Guernsey E finished second, with 30 per cent of the top votes, followed by Guernsey F 20 per cent. Design A received 6% of the vote, D 5% and B 2.6%.

Crows chief operating officer Nigel Smart said the chosen uniform fitted the Club’s wish-list for the SANFL.

“It was good to involve the fans in submitting the initial ideas and designs and creating some debate around the guernsey and our SANFL team,” he said.

“The poll was also revealing. It confirms that people will have a range of views but it also proved that Guernsey C had a lot of support and was widely liked.

“The more I looked at C, the more I thought it suited what we need for the SANFL competition, and that’s what a clear majority of the fans were right.”

The basic design shown for the poll will have some slight changes.  The trim on the sleeve is likely to be dark blue but the collar could remain gold.

Smart said the white base was a necessary part of the SANFL design.

“We were prepared to look at other base colours as options but the reality was that everything we looked at in gold, red or blue clashed with at least one other SANFL club,” he said.

“We didn’t want to need to create another clash strip and the SANFL was also keen for us to have a different look to the other teams, so the white base worked in that sense.

“We also think that combined with blue shorts and socks, it will look great. “

The winning guernsey will now be subject to the final design process and must also be approved by the SANFL Commission.

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