Woodford Town FC design Pankhurst-inspired kit ahead of return to local area

Woodford Town Football Club has released design ideas for their new kit ahead of the club’s long-awaited return to the local area. The Essex Senior League team – who finished sixth last season, playing home games at the Harlow Arena – looked to influential people from the Woodford area for inspiration for their new kit, and settled upon former resident Sylvia Pankhurst.

“The club hit upon a diagonal sash design, a nod to Sylvia and her involvement with the suffragette movement,” said a club spokesperson. The team – who currently play in a kit of a yellow shirt and blue shorts in honour of their Brazilian football style – hope to relocate to a new facility on Ashton Playing Fields off Chigwell Road in time for the new season in September.

“Our vision is to be an inclusive, community-based club… We would like to expand our fan base and establish a women’s team. We are also keen to hear from local businesses for sponsorship.” Follow the club on Twitter