Slice of Cheese

Knights Return To NPL With New Logo, New Ambitions

After a 3 year exile, the Glenorchy Knights are set to return to State’s top division, having won promotion back to the NPL TAS for the 2019 season. And they will be sporting a new look as they make their return, having today unveiled the new look logo that they will be adopting.

Knights President Tony Bacic thanked the members for their contribution in the design and process and said the new logo was one that provided a new modern look for the club as they embarked on their return to top flight football.

“Our former logo has served us well but we think it’s time for a new modern look – one that better reflects our past and what we are today, particularly as we are about to start a new era in the National Premier League (NPL).
Other reasons behind the change are to show our full name, that we were established in 1957, our club colours and heritage – all very important things that were not quite reflected in our previous logo which we have used since 1997.

We thank our members who provided great feedback throughout the design process. It is pleasing that many recognise the need for change and support the option we are moving forward with which has also been approved by Football Federation Tasmania.””

Bacic assuaged any concerns the new logo mean it was farewell to the iconic Knight mascot from the former logo.

“We are aware there is an attachment to the image of a knight that for various reasons does not appear in the new logo. However, we will continue to use an image of a knight for marketing, club merchandise and other things as appropriate.”

After a tough 2015 season saw them removed from the NPL, the Knights have spent their past 3 seasons rebuilding and assembling a strong squad that has completely dominated the Southern Championship, winning it in all 3 of their years in the second tier. But it was their exploits in the Lakosejac Cup that really demonstrated their rediscovered strength, including making a run to the 2017 final itself where they fell to Olympia.

Having conquered the Championship, they are now looking to conquer the NPL and stamp themselves as one of the power clubs in the state, a mission that they aren’t far away from undertaking, with the NPL season just 12 days away.

Star winger and last year’s Vic Tuting medallist, Callum Brown said he was looking forward to the challenge of competing in the NPL.

“It’s really exciting, personally I am really excited to be able to play in the top league and obviously after a few years in the lower league, whilst there is good quality there, it will be good to play against a tougher opposition each week.”

He said that whilst expectations were high, he was not going to let that impact him.

“Personally I am not putting any extra pressure on myself, but there is a lot of support for the team, belief in the team and we are all working really hard in the training sessions, so I guess in that sense, there is some pressure to do well.”

They will have a slight wait to get started though, opening their season in Round 2 against Riverside at Windsor Park on March 9, in a battle of the competition newcomers after drawing a Round 1 bye.