MELBOURNE, VICTORIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Jack Grimes of Casey Scorpions is congratulated by his teammates after kicking a goal during the VFL Qualifying Final match between Casey and Footscray at Casey Fields on September 3, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/AFL Media/Getty Images)

VFL side, Casey Scorpions, are set to change names to further strengthen their partnership with the Melbourne Football Club.

Casey has been aligned with Melbourne since 2009, with the current agreement with the Dees finishing in 2018. However, to further align themselves with the improving AFL side, Casey will change the club’s name to the Casey Demons and even change the side’s guernsey.

The club was formerly known as Springvale, before moving to Casey in 2008, when St Kilda was the side’s AFL affiliate.

Casey is now finalising a new 30-year deal with Melbourne as it works to create a new football hub for the southeast.

Springvale will still be recognised on the team’s new jumper, with the the club initials of SFC to appear on the new design.