Affiliated Associations can use the ARLRA Logo on various items of their own Association's gear if they wish provided the approved design is used.
THE ORIGINAL LOGO
Our original logo (which is shown as the background to this page) served our Association well in its formative years. It was the subject of much discussion during an early Board meeting of the ARLRA with great difficulty in reaching a consensus among the members. The meeting adjourned at the end of the day with the Board charged with the task of pondering overnight what the logo should look like.
Several hours later in the still of night and the familiarity of a local bar, the logo debate was resurrected with Martin Weekes, now infused with the nectar of knowledge, pursuing the design of a logo that was:-
- Representative; and
- Included Tasmania.
The result was a draft of the existing logo created on the back of a beer coaster.
There was still not consensus as some wished for the logo to adopt a traditional style resplendent on a coat-of-arms. However, Martin is very pursuasive and in the afterglow of the logo's creation in the bar the previous night, the new insignia of the Australian Rugby League Referees' Association was officially proclaimed.
But the logo couldn't spend its life on the back of a coaster so Ryan Mussio of MooseMedia, and a member of the Gold Coast Referees' Association, was given the task of completing the logo's graphic design. He did an excellent job in transforming the original draft into the striking symbol that was used by the Assication in its earlier days.