Gold Coast Football Club

"GC" - Gold Coast FC's mascot

"GC" – Gold Coast FC's mascot

So the AFL have announced the name and colours of its next expansion team… the “Gold Coast Football Club“.

The biggest surprise is that they’ve opted to not give the club a nickname… largely because they couldn’t get the one they wanted, i.e. “Sharks”.

So, from this, one can only guess that they’re leaving it up to the clubs. and/or leagues, fans to come up with one, and we all know that the fans of opposition teams will not be too kind with what they come up with.

So… my thoughts are, given their location, and their mascot, that everyone should start referring to this new club as the “Gold Coast Budgie Smugglers“.

What do you think? Will it catch on?