Bo'ness United Community FC kids excel in football strip design competition

Multi-talented young players at Bo’ness United Community FC have certainly been keeping busy both on and off the pitch lately.

Friday, 6th November 2020, 10:13 am
Updated Friday, 6th November 2020, 10:16 am
Jack Brown’s winning artwork (above left) spawned the creation of the new football strip (above right)

The 2013 boys’ side, featuring players aged seven, recently showed it’s not just football they’re good at by taking part in a competition to design a new football strip for their team.

This idea was the brainchild of John Robertson, managing director of ScotBev Supplies, currently sponsor of the team’s home kit.

John was keen to support the competition so he pledged some prizes including a brand new UEFA Nations League Adidas football.

Winner Jack (centre) with runners-up Ryan (left) and Zack

The young players – keen to impress the judges – did not disappoint and they submitted some fantastic designs.

Claudia Crawford-Wilkinson, 12-year-old daughter of the club’s communications director, Sarah Crawford-Wilkinson, brought the designs to life by using a graphic design app.

And it’s fair to say that the young players loved seeing their creations as real-life kits.

All of the designs were put to a parents’ vote, with the top three submitted to John at ScotBev for the overall winner to be selected.

A sample of the impressive strip design entries submitted by Bo’ness kids

After much deliberation, John picked the design from Jack Brown, saying: “This one really stood out because of the fantastic colours and because Jack is obviously a huge fan of his home-town, with Bo’ness splashed across the chest.”

Although he picked Jack’s entry as the winner, John was so impressed with the overall standard that he decided to award all of the top three designs a prize, while making sure that all of the other boys who entered got some sweets to recognise their efforts.

The two runners-up, Ryan Davis and Zack Galloway, received goalkeeper’s gloves, referee cards and captain’s armbands.

The club says it is very grateful to John and ScotBev Supplies for the support shown, not only as its 2013 home kit sponsor, but also for getting involved in this competition.

Although the club hasn’t got any immediate plans to change its 2013 kit, perhaps followers of Bo’ness United Community FC will soon see this winning design gracing a football pitch.