It was standing room only on Wednesday night [15th January] when Hinckley football fans were asked to decide on the name and colours for a new community club. Dozens packed into the Clarendon Club on Coventry Road to vote on their favourite with three options each to choose from.
Hinckley AFC was the runaway winner for the outfit’s name while the traditional Hinckley footballing colours of red and blue with an away kit of white and violet. Russ Abbott, a member of the working group of former Hinckley Utd supporters behind the venture, said: “It was a fantastic turnout. The name Hinckley AFC won by a country mile against the others, Hinckley Phoenix and Hinckley Nomads and red and blue were easily the most popular colours.”
Next steps for the newly christened Hinckley AFC are for working group members to meet again with Supporters Direct – an organisation that supports community trust football clubs – and for the constitution to be finalised and approved.
A notice of intent to play in the 2014/15 season has already been put in to the Football Association although a home ground is yet to be unveiled.