idea for the name is either the Perth Redbacks, West
Australian Redbacks, or the WA Redbacks. For the benefit
of the possibility of being in the NRL in 2012, I would prefer
the Perth name, but as the name will be representing the WARL
in interstate matches in 2007, the Jim Beam Cup (2008-2009),
and possibly the Queensland Cup in 2010-2011, I would probably
prefer the WA Redbacks name. It would be unique in top-flight
sporting competitions in Australia, as all teams from Western
Australia are either the Perth ________ (Wildcats, Glory, Heat,
Lynx, etc), the Western ________ (Warriors, Reds, Force), or
the West Coast ________ (Eagles), should they become successful
in reaching the NRL Telstra Premiership competition in 2012.
The Redbacks is also a kind of throwback
to professional Rugby League's earlier attempt at a Perth team
- the Western Reds. The name could be looked at as saying the
Reds are Back, but maintaining enough difference
to be a completely seperate entity - which this most certainly
Redback spiders live in abundance in
Western Australia (check my backyard for proof!). They are silent
and small in stature, but are deadly and everybody fears them
- all characteristics I feel would suit the new WA team.
Idea #1: A red background that points west
(and more specifically in a southern-west direction where Perth
is located). Gold kinda thrown in there to keep with my chosen
colour-scheme. The red on the spider's back is in the shape of
the letter 'W' to represent WA. The spider is also walking from
left to right to show it is moving forward.
Idea #2: Same as above, but with the gold
colour integrated more into the logo, which in turn also makes
the name REDBACKS stand out more.
Idea #3: Similar idea as the above two
ideas, but the red background has been replaced by a golden one
(as in 'WA: The Golden State' as it promotes itself). Colours
more predominantly black and gold (WA state colours) with red
still playing a major role. The text at the base could easily
be substituted for West Australian or WA - depending on the decision
reached. This is my 2nd favourite of the logos I have designed.
Idea #4: As above, with the exception being
the 'West Australian' text is curved to flow with the logo.
Ideas #5 & #6: These two logos are
my personal favourites - particularly #6. In these logos, there
is a big golden sun in the background. The golden sun and black
box underneath is also a subtle throwback to the Western Reds