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Scunthorpe reveal six new crests for fans to vote on celebrating club’s 125th anniversary

Scunthorpe United have this week decided to reveal six new crests for fans to vote on, celebrating the club’s 125th anniversary.

Established in 1899, the Iron will mark their 125th anniversary for the 2024/25 season, and they are dedicated to commemorating the achievement of reaching a milestone considering they were on the brink of going under recently.

In September 2022, the club faced a serious threat of going into administration following the collapse of a proposed takeover deal, and by January 2023, the club was still awaiting a takeover while being at the bottom of the National League, leading to a winding-up petition due to an unpaid tax bill.

January 2023 saw the club confirmed the immediate change in ownership with former Ilkeston Town chairman David Hilton taking over, who resolved the club’s HMRC tax debt, which ended the transfer embargo, although the ownership of the ground remained in dispute.

In an effort to reduce expenses, the club shut down its academy and proceeded with staff layoffs, then at the conclusion of the 2022–23 season, the club experienced a second consecutive relegation to the National League North.

In September 2023, Hilton decided to sell the club. However, in September, 2023, due to disagreements with various fan groups and the revelation of Hilton’s past criminal activities, he reportedly ceased funding the club. Subsequently, in October 2023, the club was purchased by local businesswoman Michelle Harness.

Scunthorpe are now hoping to return back to the National League, currently sitting 2nd in the National League North with 61 points from 32 games played.



Formed in 1899, the Iron reach their 125th anniversary in 2024, and we’re committed to celebrating the fact we are arriving at a milestone we very nearly didn’t have.

With a rich history, which saw us turn professional in 1912 before being elected to the league in 1950, supporters will have many memories of the highs and lows that have presented themselves over the course of the 125 years we’ve been in existence.

Over the course of the campaign next season, we will have a number of events and memorabilia that will pay homage to our proud history, and as a club we remain committed to making it a season to remember, and a season to celebrate.

As such, one option we do have for the new campaign is to temporarily move away from our current crest for one season, and have a 125-year special badge that we use for the 2024-25 season.

Not only does this give the club an opportunity to expand our commercial infantry for the season, but it also opens a number of avenues in terms of merchandise and other revenue streams that also help the club move forward. A temporary rebrand, and the associated benefits, are significant, and also allow Scunthorpe United to celebrate moving into a milestone season that was very nearly not reached.

This is where you as supporters come in. We have been working in collaboration with a designer to generate options for fans to vote on for our temporary crest.

With options which incorporate our current badge, and some which look at our former unity crest, there are six options for fans to vote on, with the crest that comes out on top being the one that we move forward with for the 2024-25 season. The main takeaway from the 2023-24 season has been “United we Stand”, so the club has looked to incorporate the “Unity” tagline where possible

The vote, which will take place via Google Form by clicking here, will be open until Friday, March 1st at 5pm, with the leading crest going forward into the new campaign for the year.

Additionally, we are looking for a commercial partner to work with us for our 125th anniversary, which will see your brand used on all material for the season when referencing our milestone year. If you are interested in learning more about this package, contact glyn.sparks@scunthorpe-united.co.uk.

Twitter users have given their thoughts after seeing Scunthorpe reveal six new crests for fans to vote on celebrating the club’s 125th anniversary…

@nickcooper1974: As long as it comes from the bottom row. Anything else is a mistake.

@DaCo1974: Voted E

@KWebbo120172: E…. it has to be

@paulSut57685384: D got my vote

@CallumW16995467: E is great

@capsnbovril: D for me. Some nice designs there 👌

@Matthew18017280: A looks the best to me

@Ironforever99: E, E & E

@Bigmalz79Craig: E for me.

@batsfordio: Everything on the bottom row is a delight, but E is particularly beautiful 🥰

@AidanWilko_1717: E is the perfect choice. Cracking idea 👏

Voted E
Love this idea 💜💙💜💙

@AidanWilko_1717: Easy decision for me and that’s D. Looks perfect

@Greeny5o1: Torn between D and E.. prefer E but like the fact D has the years on it! 🙈

@ElliotHethering: C but change the unity wording.

@rreczulski: F but colours as C ! Prefer the blue in centre & not claret as in E

@Got4wheels: I actually really like C. But E is getting my vote

@liamharrison85: D,E, or F

@ched53: E & F both good. It’s F for me (simpler design) but not in white 🙏 #UTI

@LiamK1998_: C

@willyepp: C

@ironawaydays: I really like the idea of this, celebrating a big anniversary for the club and changing the badge seems a fitting tribute. A lot of people would like to see the return of the Unity badge – for me, I would like to see it for a season, then a return to the current one after. UTI

@Mattcwr00: E for me however it would depend on the kit too. If we’re going for an old style kit to commemorate the year then it would make sense to have the old unity crest on too.

@StuJ87: Let’s just all vote for E; then vote to keep it permanently minus the 125 year detail.

@Turk_UTI: Anyone voting A, B or C needs shooting… IMO #UTI

@BobTodd83422609: D, E or F. Always hated the 3D logo,

@philpinder77: I like E, but D has the detail of the years so D!

E for me.
A looks like a crest for a golf club

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