Football boot (left) worn by Jason Johannisen while playing for the Willetton Junior Football Club in Perth between 2001 and 2009. Jason was born in Johannesburg in South Africa in 1992, and he migrated to Perth in Western Australia with his family in 2000. His mother Sonya was born in Zambia and his father Eldrid in Durban, South Africa. He commenced playing football at the age of 15 for suburban clubs and was drafted by the Western Bulldogs Football Club in 2012, debuting that same year. He is the first Australian Football League player of South African descent.

Part of a collection of clothing, awards, documents and photographs dating between 2001 and 2016 relating to the Australian Rules football career of AFL Western Bulldogs player Jason Johannisen. They represent Jason's early suburban career in Perth and Fremantle (Australian Rules and other sports) through to his senior AFL team selection and participation in the Western Bulldogs AFL winning team in 2016. Jason is of South African and Zambian heritage and he represents an increasingly visible culturally diverse presence in the AFL.

Physical Description

Left football boot in red, black and white colour scheme with Slazenger cat logo at heel. Red laces.

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