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.
Jackson: We expect that in 2017 the @CaseyScorpions are likely to become the Casey Demons and will wear the Melbourne colours.
— Melbourne FC (@melbournefc) December 15, 2016
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.