Buckley Town FC recently organised a competition to design a new club badge – and the response was astonishing !
The origins of the BTFC crest are lost in the mists of time, but the Buck has always been there, in various guises over the years and with many faces.
With this in mind, and the launch of a new kit across the club on the horizon, officials felt it was about time that ‘Bucko’ had a facelift and launched a ‘Design a Badge’ competition.
Excellent entries from young and old flooded in, and from as far afield as Poland! Local schools submitted entries and the standard was very high, but there can only be one winner…
All the designs were sent in secret to volunteers and board members across the club (with the designers’ names removed for total fairness) and from the feedback received, there was one clear winner, standing head and antlers above the rest.
It has a modern feel while featuring a new and improved ‘Bucko’ and incorporating Buckley’s history.
The winning design was sent in by Jake Ryan Roberts, but the standard was so high, and the effort from entrants so extraordinary that the club decided to award a few ‘runners-up’ prizes. Winners of these will be contacted soon.
Jake’s original design has now been tweaked by Spectra Media (the club’s graphic design team and media partner) and will be incorporated into every area of the club. The crest will appear on every age group’s spectacular new kit in due course.
• Football in Buckley stretches back to around 1860 but it was not until 1977 that Buckley Rovers and Buckley Wanderers joined forces to create the club we know today, becoming Buckley Town Football Club from the 1990-91 season.
• The plays in the second tier of Welsh football, the JD Cymru North.
• BTFC has 400+ players and over 100 volunteers across 16 age groups and 34 teams, from under-5 Mini-Kickers to under-19s, with boys and girls playing in leagues and tournaments across North Wales and beyond.
• Buckley is the largest community club in Wales, outside Cardiff.
• Its home ground is The Globe on Globe Way, Buckley, CH7 3LY.
• Buckley Town are looking for sponsorship at all levels of the club – to join in get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
• #NiYwBwcle #WeAreBuckley