Final Four: jersey design competition

Wests Tigers have reached the next stage of the Design our Women in League Jersey competition, following the thousands of votes that flooded in on social media.


Jersey A, B, C and F have made it through to the next round due to their overwhelming popularity, with samples now to be created of each design.


There was a huge response in the voting polls, with supporters having their say through various social media platforms, including the Wests Tigers official Social Network.


Designer of Jersey A, Penelope Astridge said that the competition was a chance to show off her skills as a Creative Designer.


To have the opportunity to design something for a big company like this is great, its something I will definitely use in my portfolio. Astridge said.


Jersey B was sent in by Andrew Bulmer, who jumped at the chance to design a Wests Tigers jersey.


Being a life-long Wests Tigers fan I thought it was a great initiative by the club to let the fans design a jersey, Bulmer said.


I thought it would be cool to have the traditional V style as a pink jersey.


Along with jersey A, design C was a front-runner on social media, which is something designer Wade Stewart was a little surprised by.


I actually had two jerseys in the final six, Stewart said.


I was just hoping that I got one in, but to get two was great.


Wades other design was Jersey D, the pink alternative of C, did not make the final four designs.


The remaining of the four, Jersey F, belongs to Queensland resident Simon Lilley who wanted his entry to commemorate the Balmain Tigers 1939 Grand Final win.


The club will now produce samples of these four jerseys and have the players model them to help us decide on the winner.


The samples are due in at the end of next week, with our final design to be chosen before the kick-off of round one.


Wests Tigers General Manager, Grant Mayer said that the overwhelming success of the competition is an indication of where the club is heading with fan engagement initiatives in the future.


With the massive response we received from our fans we are strongly considering going with this type of competition for the 2014 home kit, Mayer said.


It may be that we will put it to our Members to enter their design as it will be a great incentive to get on board with the club.


We debated long and hard about the Women in League Jersey Design but the success of the initiative has given us confidence that it will be highly successful in 2013.


The players also had their say via Social Media, with club captain Robbie Farah selecting Jersey B, Benji Marshall voting for Jersey A and Aaron Woods voting for Jersey "F".


The public will get to see what the final four designs look like on a player when the boys model the jerseys next week.