Cowdenbeath’s new badge will honour mining heritage

Picture: Cowdenbeath FC

Picture: Cowdenbeath FC

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Cowdenbeath are going back to their mining roots for next season with the club’s badge being altered to reflect their industrial heritage.

The Central Park club launched a crest in the late 1950s as their players wanted a badge to adorn their club blazers. That design had four quadrants with a Scottish lion rampant, thistles, a football and the crosses of the crucifixion that remain to this day. However, it also displayed a pit winding wheel and a crossed pick and shovel, highlighting the local mining industry and the fact that the club was formed by miners

As the mines closed the club badge became only the shield in 1970, but the Fife club have now decided that the previous version of the badge should be revived. The move is also intended to commemorate the centenary of winning the Second Division Championship for a second successive season and to respect the role played by players from that team who fought in the First World War.

A club spokesperson said: “The miners club crest will be sported on both the blue home shirt and the red away shirt. Whilst we are proud to be called by our modern nickname of ‘The Blue Brazil’ we also remain proud of our old nickname of ‘The Miners’.”

Elsewhere, Forfar striker Dale Hilson is in demand as Championship sides Raith Rovers and Queen of the South are keen to bring the 22 year old on board. The former Dundee United kid played more than 100 games for the Loons during four loan spells before joining them

permanently last summer. Hilson scored ten times as the Station Park men reached the play-off final against Alloa with Kirkcaldy boss Ray McKinnon a fan after his displays against his Brechin side in recent seasons.

Doonhamers manager James Fowler is keen to add to his

attacking options and Hilson is viewed as the ideal replacement for Danny Carmichael, who has headed for Hibs.

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