- Jul 21, 2010
- AFL Club
- Gold Coast
- Other Teams
- Philadelphia 76ers
What is so wrong with the Lifeguard colours. It gives the club an image to publicise themselves with. West Coast went with gold and blue because gold and black where Western Australian colours, but Richmond had those so used blue instead. Adelaide went with blue, red and gold because they were South Australian colours.Let's just stop with the Lifeguard colours altogether, please
Yellow and Orange are our colours.
End of story.
Orange is the colour on the other new teams jumper, the Greater Western Sydney GiantsOrange? Red dude. In our club song
I don't think Collingwood would enjoy another "Magpies" club joining the AFL, also another club that wears black and white.Totally staggering that the AFL has never been called to account why they started a club on the Gold Coast when Southport Sharks, an established club already existed, wanted the AFL licence and could have easily accepted the financial losses that have come with running a new club on the Gold Coast.
Here's a link to the 2015/16 Sharks annual report: https://southportsharks.com.au/app/uploads/2017/08/SHK-608611-2016-Annual-Report-5A-WEB.pdf
Yes, they have 3 million dollars in the bank, and an overall position of 41 Million in value.
Yes, the Southport Sharks turnover was slightly more than the Gold Coast Suns, who had AFL opponents for Gate Receipts, Sponsorship and an AFL Distribution. (also larger than Port & GWS)
Yes, they have infrastructure in place to run a footy club on the Gold Coast, training ground, world class gym etc
Yes, they already have 50,000 members (who are there for the cheap meals, Conference Centre, Gym & Hotel the club owns.)
Southport Sharks on the Gold Coast features the Mantra at Sharks Hotel and Events Centre, Fitness Centre, Gaming, AFL grade ovals, food and drink outlets.southportsharks.com.au
And yet, the AFL started up the Suns in a couple of portable classrooms, and had most of the talent they gave them access to leave the club as soon as they could.
Who knows what could have been had they given up some of the control to an organisation who already runs a successful club on the Gold Coast.
Awesome monogram you've got there.
I'd suggest toning the brightness of the yellow down to match that of the lifesaver yellow colour but apart from that great kit.
So I changed the design and produced this.Too similar to what they already have. Which sucks.
Actually my away jumper would be the designed it would be how the lifesaving flags are actually are. So I have recoloured the jumpers so the red and gold jumpers are the home jumpers instead of the gold and red jumpers like before.
financially, if the afl determines dire straights on the coast i doubt they'd be looking for southport to take up the slack. i'm sure the afl sees their baby as a long term investment, which has already seen massive improvements in junior afl numbers, which will help in the generational approach to interest in footy. so things going belly up may take a while to happen if at all, but you'd think they'd want to maintain a solid presence of the sporting market in the 6th largest city in australia.Curious, if things go belly up on the Gold Coast, is there potential for Southport to take over and rebrand?