Sunday, August 29, 2010
Eastbourne Borough badge
Tomorrow Cambridge United take on Eastbourne Borough and the early season form has been a bit contrary to how most people expected it to be. Cambridge are at the moment, although it's still early days near the bottom of the Conference and Eastbourne who were expected to struggle have got off to a good start.
Eastbourne were formed as late as 1964, so it's probably good to look at their badge rather than their rather short history.
The Eastbourne Borough badge might look like a sandcastle but it actually represents a Martello Tower. The Martello Towers are fortifications that were built along the South Coast to repel Napoleon in the 19th Century.
Eatbourne Borough were formed as Langney FC in 1964 and changed their name to Langney Sports four years later. The Martello tower in the badge is the one situated at Langney Point.
The club didn't have a badge until the 1970s and the Martello Tower was chosen ahead of The Priory, mainly because it was easier to draw. The three waves under the tower in the original badge is taken from the logo of East Sussex County Council.
Langney changed their name to Eastbourn Borough in 2001 when they won promotion to the Southern League from the Sussex League in a bid to gain more commercial interest. They are now in their second season in the Conference, which is the highest level that they have played at.