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New club crest is revealed for Malvern Town
12:25pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
THE ongoing ‘re-boot’ of Malvern Town Football Club continues with the unveiling of a new official club crest.
New owners Chris Pinder and Ted Grizzell stepped in last month to save the club from bankruptcy after it was revealed it had run up crippling debts of more than £200,000.
As well as bringing financial stability, they pledged to take the 67-year-old club in a new, more professional direction.
The new badge, which notably adds the year the club was established, 1946, has been unveiled this week.
Mr Pinder, age 28, said the design is intended to bring the club up-to-date while incorporating the heritage of the club.
“We have had really positive feedback and it is great to see the public embracing the reboot plan right from the early stages,” he said.
“I see this change as more evolution than revolution, as it was important to keep the heritage of the past as well as increasing commercial appeal.”
The new crest will feature on the club’s new kit and training gear, which is set to be unveiled before Christmas. Mr Pinder hopes the new kit will inspire people to show their support for the club.
“The kit will also be available to purchase through the new online club shop, so we are hoping to see kids in Malvern Town shirts before long,” he added.
Meanwhile, the new owners have also announced plans to start improvement works at the club’s Langland Stadium “within a matter of weeks”.
Initial work will see the pitch rolled and re-seeded, the car park resurfaced, new fencing and a store room converted to office space.
Scrubland is also being cleared so two seven-a-side junior pitches can be reinstated on time for the 2014/15 season.
“A more extensive plan of refurbishment works is planned to take place in the off season,” said Mr Pinder.
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