New badge for Arlesey Town designed by Etonbury Academy student

Arlesey Town's new badge as designed by 12-year-old Etonbury Academy student Emma Martin.

Arlesey Town's new badge as designed by 12-year-old Etonbury Academy student Emma Martin. - Credit: ARLESEY TOWN FC

Arlesey Town have unveiled a new badge after a design competition attracted hundreds of entries from one of the town's schools.

The competition was launched by the committee of the Hitchin Road-based football club at Etonbury Academy and the winner was 12-year-old Emma Martin.

Arlesey chairman, Dave Kitson, said: "It’s a prestigious school and it is on our doorstep so I got in touch with the headmaster and the art department and set-up a competition for their pupils to design a new badge. 

"There were 500 entries and we picked a winner, Emma Martin.

"She will officially unveil that at our grand opening."

The new badge of Arlesey Town Football Club will take pride of place behind the new of their newly-revamped clubhouse.

The new badge of Arlesey Town Football Club will take pride of place behind the new of their newly-revamped clubhouse. - Credit: ARLESEY TOWN FC

And the competition is just one the ways the former Reading. Portsmouth and Stoke city striker is looking to spread word of the club's new direction.

"When I talk about engaging with the community, this is what I mean," he said.

"There are now 500 kids who have gone home and told parents about the local football club. 

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"They all know about us now and these are all the little things we have to be busy with."

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