Ely Rangers AFC
The Ely Rangers AFC crest dates back to the club's formation in the 1960s, and is more than a 'passing nod' to a certain club sponsor.
The club received a great deal of help in its early days from Barclays Bank (a link that is still alive today) and the 'iron eagle' that forms the basis of the club's crest is directly linked to the old Barclays logo. Barclays Bank may have since changed its image, but the old symbol lives on through the club's simplistic but effective crest.
The club crest is completed by the addition of the club name above the eagle, along with the club's year of formation beneath it.
Strangely, the club's nickname of 'The Griffins' also derives from the crest after the club's eagle symbol was mistaken for that of the mythical creature - a griffin (which of course used to be the logo of the old Midland Bank).
Thanks to Chris Berezai, Programme Editor (2002/03) at Ely Rangers FC, for the above crest and information.