Banbury United FC was first established in 1931, then known as Spencer Sports Club. It would be over three decades before the club took the name it still carries today. The Oxfordshire side currently competes in the Southern League Premier Division Central, with the previous season having been abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The badge of Banbury United seen here reflects the nickname of the club: The Puritans.
Puritans were English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to purify the Church of England of Roman Catholic practices. The historic market town of Banbury was once known for being an area that was strongly Puritan, and this is therefore referenced in the football team. The individual adorning the club’s crest wears a capotain, a classic tall-crowned, conical black hat, which is especially associated with Puritan costume in the years leading up to the English Civil war.