Wednesday 11 August was the Rainbow Crows 5th Birthday, and we decided to celebrate in style. We took over Diverse-City, who have become good friends of ours in recent years. We started off with happy hour, followed by some delicious meals.
From there, the formalities of the night kicked off. We were thrilled to have special guests Nick Takos, the member representative on the Adelaide Football Club Board, and Sam Jacobs, join us on the night. Both gave an update on what they do around the club. Following the draw of our 5th birthday raffle, it was then Open Mic night, where a number of our guests entertained us with a variety of performances.
The key moment of our 5th birthday celebration was the launch of our new logo. It is simple and vibrant with a great story behind its design, it will allow us to use our logo without any restrictions from AFL licensing.
The meaning behind the logo is:
The image depicts 6 coloured images of crows, representing the colours of the traditional rainbow flag. The 6 crow images are deliberately all different silhouettes to represent the diverse intersections of the rainbow community that we represent. This includes all sexualities, the spectrum of gender diversity, intersex people, queer people with disability and queer people of colour including our queer indigenous community. The first crow on the left is a standing crow representing LGBTIQ+ people that have always been present and involved in football but have not always felt they had the full capacity to fly in the football community. The following crows represent the Rainbow Crows family and our journey as an organisation taking flight, soaring to heights, with ups and downs through our history but always moving forward. The Rainbow Crows silhouettes fly over our name, as it is our love of the game and in particular, our football club that has brought us all together as one vibrant rainbow family. The colours of our name and the background represents the club colours and our vision that every person involved in our club can be their authentic selves within the AFL environment.
The Rainbow Crows committee would like to thank everyone who’s been involved with Rainbow Crows during the first five years. It has been an incredible journey so far. The best part is – the best is yet to come!