The Sacramento Australian Football Club (SAFC) is pleased
to announce that the men's and women's representative teams
are now officially named the Sacramento Suns.
The SAFC is excited that the club will now boast both a
men's and women's, nicknamed the Lady Suns, representative
team that will participate in the 2012 USAFL National
Tournament to be held in Mason, OH, during the weekend of
The Suns and Lady Suns first official games will be against
the Las Vegas Gamblers and the Arizona Lady Hawks,
respectively, in Las Vegas on July 28.
On August 18 the SAFC will be hosting the Denver Bulldogs
men's and women's teams, both defending USAFL Men's
Division 1 and Women's Division Champions respectively, in
Davis, CA, and possibly with other USAFL clubs.
"This is an exciting and, at the same time, a very
ambitious year for the club," exclaimed SAFC President
Saleh Tyebjee, "We are ready for the challenge and look
forward to the Sacramento community getting behind us as we
try our best to represent the area on the national
Australian Football stage."
The Sacramento Suns logo, designed by club members,
attempts to capture the local landmarks that identify us
throughout the country, as well as elements of the greatest
game on grass, Australian Football.
The logo includes the prominent gold Tower Bridge set in
the foreground of the mighty Sierra Mountains, with a
glowing sunrise beginning another glorious day that
Sacramento is well known far across this great land.
The logo is bordered by a stylized shape of a typical
Australian Football and the 4 white stripes at the very top
of the logo cleverly represent the laces of the football
and, if turned upside down, also represent the goals used
in the sport. This shape is commonly used in logos
associated with Australian Football.
The colors of red and yellow, along with the name, were
chosen not only for their relevance to the Sacramento area
but also because they are used by the Gold Coast Suns, one
of 18 professional teams in the Australian Football League
The SAFC have established a relationship with the Gold
Coast Suns and they have provided their blessing for us to
claim an affiliation with the club.
A uniform has also been designed for the Suns and the
jersey is, of course, designed using the the same color
scheme and includes the new Suns logo, a bright and
prominent Sun, along with a stylized version of the Tower