Central Coast Mariners
Men's Basketeball - Boomers
Women's Basketball - Opals
Rugby League - Kangaroos
Rugby - Wallabies
Men's Hockey - Kookaburras
Women's Hockey - Hockeyroos
Men's Soccer - Socceroos
Women's Soccer - Matilda's
Men's Softball - Aussie Steelers
Women's Softball - Aussie Spirit
Netball - Diamonds
Swimming - Dolphins
An extensive list can be found at:
Nicknames may over time, becomes part of a legal registered name, such as some of the Football Clubs.
Moreover many may not realise this, but such nicknames are old hat! They have been around for at least two thousand years, and one might be surprised as to where nicknames might be found.
The early followers of Jesus Christ were known as people of the Way but is wasn't until Paul and Barnabas began planning their first missionary journey are we informed that the followers of Christ were given a nickname and it stuck!
Acts 11 verse 26: "And it came to pass, that a whole year they (Paul and Barnabas) assembled themselves with the Church (in Antioch), and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch."
There you have it – this nickname is still around today!