We are delighted to reveal a new Club crest as both the Club and St Albans City Youth FC enter a new era.
The latest incarnation of the Saints’ historic imagery features a return to the prominent use of the saltire cross last seen during the early 1990’s. The city’s Roman heritage continues to be celebrated, featuring a crest that signals the start an exciting new period for the Club.
The striking yellow and blue design incorporates the Club’s famous colours and will be worn with pride by players and supporters alike. The saltire cross, the halo of Saint Alban, and the cathedral’s iconic Norman tower complete the evocative look.
During the lockdown period, a chance was taken to reflect and bring forward some ideas that are often overlooked during the roller-coaster of a regular season. That opportunity was utilised to give the future of the Club’s identity the time and thought that it deserves. With the Club’s Community Partner, St Albans City Youth FC, coming up to its fifty-year anniversary, it seemed the perfect time for both the Club and City Youth to consider the crest.
The new crest was designed by Oomph Creative LLP creative partner and City Youth FC coach Ben Killner, who’s late cousin Terry Quirk was both artist and illustrator for celebrated local band The Zombies.
Ben, who has over ten years’ experience with City Youth, proposed the redesign with the institution approaching its anniversary. His strong initial concept provided a foundation for the team to work on something special, something that has exceeded expectations for all involved.
The new crest respects the history of the club and its famous home city, whilst ushering in a new and exciting dawn for the Club and City Youth.
Ben Killner, Crest Designer, commented:
“As a local member of the community, a coach, and a fan of both City Youth FC and St Albans City FC, I am delighted to have been involved with the concept creation and design of our new club badge.
“It aligns the youth football club and senior football club (bringing them closer together), celebrates our great city, and provides us with a symbol that we can all be proud of.”
Lawrence Levy, Chairman of St Albans City FC, explained:
“The decision to implement a new crest was collective and one we didn’t take lightly. We included some of our young saints and as well as fans who were also involved throughout the whole design process.
We brought many elements of our city and clubs’ history; the Roman shield, the abbey, the halo as well as the year we were founded.
We wanted to make sure that our heritage remains very much part of our future and, as we look to progress both on and off the pitch, I hope all our fans will love the new crest. With some exciting times ahead, I will be so proud to see our fans and players wear the new crest and really can’t wait for the new season to start. “