Cumbernauld Colts Football Club was established as a youth football club (hence, the use of ‘Colts’) in 1969.
During these early years, the club developed several players who went on to success in senior football, including Scottish internationals Derek Whyte (who went on to play for Celtic, Middlesbrough, Aberdeen and Partick Thistle) and Jackie McNamara (who went on to play for Dunfermline Athletic, Celtic, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Aberdeen, Falkirk and Partick Thistle).
In the 1990s, several of the club’s teams disbanded and during the 1998/99 season, the final Colts club folded. The following season, the club was relaunched and continued to grow, gaining full membership into the Scottish Football Association and admittance into the Lowland Football League in 2015. Since that time, the Colts came in runners-up in the 2016/17 SFA South Region Challenge Cup in and won the 2017/18 Lowland League Cup.
I find the club’s current badge to be a bit dated and it reminds me of an amateur American football club logo. For the redesign, I decided to opt for simplicity by illustrating a more anatomically correct silhouette of a horse within two ‘C’s.
The home kit employs the club’s traditional yellow and blue with a 1970s feel, while the away kit is dark grey, accented with a large silhouette.