The name Dunedin comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh – and this city in New Zealand has actually been referred to as ‘The Edinburgh of the South’. It turns out that a local football team has also homaged some British heritage in its highly slick badge.
Dunedin Technical AFC was first formed in 1920 by several night pupils of the King Edward Technical College. It would be six decades before this Kiwi football club took on the name it is known by today.
More recently a new badge has been adopted by the club, containing references to the roots of Dunedin Technical. The prominent lion comes from the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom which King Edward used – the monarch after whom King Edward Technical College was named. Meanwhile the pitch to the top of the crest is a faint nod to the door & entrance of the college.
Some iterations of the badge also incorporate a star to represent the club’s Chatham Cup win in 1999, coming off the back of a 4-0 victory over Waitakere City. Today, Dunedin Technical AFC complete in the ODY FootballSouth Premier League.