Updated: Apr 6, 2021
THIS IS THE FIRST OF MANY FAN ACTIVATION INITIATIVES, SAYS UCFC CO-FOUNDER GOTTSCHALK
29 JULY 2020 - MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Days after the announcement of United City
Football Club’s successful takeover of the Negros-side club, UCFC made it known to the
Philippines football scene that it would put the fans at the forefront of everything it does:
By launching a logo design contest, which allowed the fans to contribute and be part of
the club’s ongoing history.
UCFC co-founder Eric Gottschalk explained the mechanics, “This first of a kind
competition gathered three hundred one (301) design entries from around the world,
ninety-five (95) of which came from the Philippines. UCFC players and staff then
conducted the shortlist of the top five (5) logos, while one thousand (1,000) fan votes
were received. The winning logo got fifty-eight percent (58%) of the total votes. This is
only the beginning of many fan activations, as we intend to be a club focused and
dedicated to our fans.”
The winning logo was created by Gerard Andaya of Grit Sports, who also provided the
crest description as, “A circular crest not too different from its original identity to
acknowledge the roots of the club. With two (2) stars which pay tribute to the origins
of the “Ceres–LaSalle” & “Ceres–Negros” heritage.”
He also describes the center of the logo as a “Geometric patterned football to represent
that football is at the center of the club’s existence, while the symmetry of the ball stands
for “Unity & Stability.”
The solid outer circle on the other hand, “Symbolizes the solid fans, being the club’s
foundation that holds everything together, ” adds Andaya.
Andaya won Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000), plus a customized jersey.
Apart from Andaya, there were ten (10) other fans who won customized jerseys; their
names are as follows: Cicile Casmiro, Aero Estrellado, Mark Galang, Kim Angara,
Frederick Ajose, Joseph Ubas, Rene Divina, Hannah Vergara, Novy Salas, Loue Salvado.
Mechanics on how to claim the prizes will be announced on the club’s Facebook
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