This is the first of the expansion teams I’m doing. Wellington has been touted on-off as a potential location for an NRL team over the past 10 years. I decided to go with Dukes as a mascot before realising that a team of the same name had represented the City previously.
The logo contains a rampant lion in a shield as featured heavily on the arms of the Duke of Wellington. The secondary logo is the lion on its own.
Black and Gold are traditional to Wellington so I didn’t stray too far from there. The Dukes use a graphite grey and athletic gold with white and would be unique in the NRL.
The primary consists of a grey jersey with gold yoke and sleeves with grey shorts and grey socks with gold tops. The secondary has the same design with a white body, gold yoke/sleeves, grey/gold shorts and white socks with gold tops. I chose ASB as the sponsor as they have very similar colours, no other reason.