One word can make a world of difference. That's why Canberra Deakin Football Club has embraced its ethnic roots and sewn Croatia onto their jerseys.
Croatia's National Premier League and local teams will pull on their new jerseys for the first time when the Capital Football season resumes for an 11-week competition in July.
Capital Football approved the club's request to revert back to their traditional name of Canberra Croatia earlier this year, following the annulment of the National Club Identity Policy (NCIP).
Football Federation Australia overturned the controversial policy mid-last year, a piece of legislation that banned clubs from using names or logos with ethnic, national, political, racial or religious connotations.
Under the new policy, clubs can pay tribute to their ethnic heritage through their name, logos and jerseys.
The Deakin-based club was founded by the local Croatian community in 1958 and was originally known as Croatia Soccer Club.
So for club secretary Danny Spelic it's not a name change - they're just getting their name back.
"We've always had a desire to return to that name, particularly for those older members who are in their twilight years because they basically built the club from its foundations," Spelic said.
"Most of them were Croatian migrants that came to this country after the Second World War.
"We feel it's our duty to return to that name and recognise our heritage in our club's name. It's good to honour those people.
"Now we have the opportunity to do it, then why not bring our name back?"
The members' vote was unanimous to return immediately to the Croatian name.
The club's logo already combines symbols of both nations with the Croatian checkerboard and flagpole of Parliament House, meaning only a small change was needed in the wording.
Canberra Croatia are intent on proving it's possible to simultaneously embrace the past and build for the future.
They released an inclusivity statement to reinforce their commitment to being a club for all people regardless of ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
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"[Some members] were a little apprehensive in terms of whether the name change would exclude people from the club or make people feel as though it was an exclusive club for people of Croatian origin only. History will show that is far from the truth," Spelic said.
"We've always been a club for the whole community as part of our name change we've released an inclusivity statement.
"We welcome everybody to our club and that will continue into the future.
"Even from people with a non-Croatian background at the club, the feedback we've received has been nothing but positive."
Canberra Croatia, formerly Canberra FC, are the only ACT club to revert back to their traditional name so far in the post-NCIP landscape.
They initially planned to launch the new name before the opening NPL round on April 5, but those celebrations were put on hold due to the season's delay.
Teams are now able to train in groups of 20, with a further easing of restrictions to allow contact training expected later this month.