The badge of Chester F.C. was designed by Martin Huxley, a lifelong fan of this National League side. The crown at the bottom refers to Chester’s historical status as a royalist City – indeed, the city held out for the royalist cause during the English Civil War in the 17th century. Meanwhile the Wolf on the badge dates back nearly a millennium to the nephew of William the Conqueror. Named Hugh D’Avranches, this nephew was appointed the Earl of Chester. His nickname however was ‘Lupus’ – the Latin translation for ‘wolf’… And to this day, the club’s mascot at the Deva Stadium is a wolf named Big Lupus!