We are the Portarlington Demons!

In 2023 our constitution advisors recommended that a change to the Club’s name and logo was timely and appropriate to present the club in a much more professional manner. After consultation with our members, a motion to change the name of our legal entity name from Portarlington Demons Football Netball Club to Portarlington Football Netball Club was put to the Club at its AGM in October 2023. The motion was voted on and passed by a majority of members present.

The name change will be reflected in our incorporation registration; primarily impacting our legal, financial, and regulatory reporting documents.

However, the name “Demons, Portarlington Demons” is still our membership title and we will continue to be known as the “Demons” on the playing field and court, and within our community groups and supporters.

The Board also endorsed a rebranding of the club to celebrate our 150th Year achievement and again to present the club in a more professional manner.

Our new logo reflects our history and colours with acknowledgement of the indigenous people who have a strong connection to the Bellarine region.

The indigenous artwork was designed by local indigenous artist, Chris Delamont who explains his style and story below.

Story of Football jumper & Netball BIB artwork.

The story starts with Bunjil the Wedge tailed Eagle and his place as the creator sprit for the local Wudawurrung people. Bunjil is looking over the Portarlington Football Netball club and its work in creating an inclusive, welcoming club. The center circle represents the club and its efforts in creating a meeting place and inviting all to join them, no matter where you are from or the journey you have taken, all will be welcome.

The artwork in the new logo represents the past and the future of our club.

The journey line coming in is to acknowledge to past 150 years of the club’s history and its connection to the Wudawurrung’s traditional lands where we play both AFL and Netball.

The centre piece represents both a gathering place for the Wudawurrung and a place where we all now come to enjoy the great games of AFL and Netball and the continued care for this important place into the future.

Artwork created by local Indigenous artist Chris Delamont. – Proud Wiradjuri/Nari Nari man.

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