Oxford United are proud to unveil a new club crest to mark our 125th anniversary.
The club was formed on October 27th 1893 when Dr Robert Hitchings hosted a meeting at the Britannia pub in Headington to give the village cricketers a sporting activity to compete in during the winter months.
This year marks the 125th year since that meeting and we wanted a badge that reflected the history and also started a new era for the U’s.
The first game saw Headington in orange and blue stripes and although we wouldn’t dream of changing the club colours we have subtly introduced the stripes to the background of the badge to mark the anniversary. The stripes also echo the glory years of the early 80s when the team won back to back promotions to reach the top flight in pinstripe shirts.
Over the years the club badge has included the words Oxford United several times. Oxford is a world famous city and we wanted to highlight the connection between the club and our beautiful, historic home. The iconic Ox head symbol remains central to the new badge, which reverts to a crest shape to incorporate the new design elements.
The new badge will feature on an exciting new home kit which will be worn for the first time in the final home game this season against Rochdale.
Since the change of badge comes mid season it will be phased in to all club branding over the next few weeks as a new era starts at Oxford United. #ProudHistoryBrightFuture