Civil Service Strollers Football Club was established as Edinburgh Civil Service Football Club in 1908. The club was based at Stenhouse Stadium until moving to Pinkhill Stadium in Corstorphine in the 1920s. In 1957, the club moved to the Edinburgh Area Civil Service Sports Association in Muirhouse, where they continue to play today.
In 2000, the club began to develop youth football sides, at which point the ‘Civil Service Stollers’ name first came into use. Before being admitted into the Lowland Football League in 2016, the Strollers experienced sporadic success in the East of Scotland Football League, but their greatest achievement came in the 2017/18 season, when they won the Scottish Football Association South Challenge Cup with a 2-1 victory after extra time over BSC Glasgow.
For the badge redesign, I sought to incorporate the club’s current symbols of a football and an inkwell and quill. The football redesign is more reflective of the club’s date of founding. I have also replaced the typeface with a serif-type and placed the lot within a roundel.
The home kit calls back to the 1970s, when the Strollers experienced some minor success in the East of Scotland Football League.