Blyth Spartans AFC
The current crest of Blyth Spartans AFC was introduced for the 1999-2000 season to commemorate the club's centenary. Prior to this, a similar design - introduced during the early 1980s - was used, but without the dates and laurel leaves.
When the club was formed, the name "Spartans" was suggested by Fred Stoker ( the club's first secretary). Taken from the legendary "Spartan Army" of Ancient Greece, it is illustrated on the club crest by the early Greek helmet.
In the past, the club has used the town crest as its own. However, during the famous FA Cup run of 1977-78 (when Blyth reached a 5th round proper replay, eventually losing to Wrexham in front of 42,167 spectators at St. James' Park) no crest / badge was worn on the team's shirts.
Thanks to Anne Donnelly, Company Secretary at Blyth Spartans AFC, for the above crest and information.(Additional information from the official Blyth Spartans AFC website.)
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