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National League North side revert to former name & change badge

National League North side Bradford Park Avenue have changed their name and will be known as Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC and have launched their new badge also.

“Today the club are delighted to announce the new badge for next season.

Gareth Roberts stated: ‘Although, we are in the process of changing ownership of the club to a Community Interest Company from the Community Benefit Society we are aware how important our fans are to the club. With this in mind we have decided to re-introduce the brackets and the club will now be known as Bradford (Park Avenue) AFC and we will be reverting back to the Coat of Arms badge. The club is committed to being part of the community and appreciate the commitment the fans make to this great club. This is a new era, albeit an old name and badge, and we are looking forward to the new season and your continued support.’

CEO Rob Stanley commented: ‘In one way we are stepping back to move forward. During discussions with fans and committee members it became apparent that a return to the old name and badge was high on everybody’s agenda. This club has a proud history and, hopefully, a bright future. We have to ensure the club is sustainable and we move forward one step at a time. We are determined to put this club at the heart of the community and increase our brand awareness within the City. Our fans are vitally important to us and we hope that they will show the excellent support they have shown over the years.’

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