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The guernsey was inspired by different cultural artwork styles to create a piece of art that represents the joining of many heritages and cultures to create one harmonious community.

The Western Bulldogs will wear a specially designed guernsey against Essendon this Sunday at Etihad Stadium to commemorate AFL Multicultural Round.

The guernsey was inspired by the idea of blending together different cultural artwork styles to create a piece of art that represents the joining of many heritages and cultures to create one harmonious community.

The Bulldogs’ spiritual home of Footscray is characterised by a diverse multicultural community, which reflects the successive waves of immigration experienced by Melbourne, and Footscray in particular.

Incorporating elements of Russian, Indian, African, Chinese, Italian and Polish print, the guernsey includes the phrase ‘many cultures one game’, capturing the spirit of unity which Multicultural Round is about.

The Western Bulldogs will be represented this year by Norm Smith medallist Jason Johannisen and Lin Jong who have been named as one of 19 Australia Post AFL Multicultural Player Ambassadors for 2017. 

The multicultural jumper is the third alternative design the Club has worn this year, along guernsey’s commemorating, indigenous round and Bob Murphy’s 300th game.