Sam Duffy

Evo-Stik League Southern – New Benchwear Partnership

Mitre has today announced a four-year benchwear partnership with the Evo-Stik Southern League. Mitre will supply benchwear to the managers, coaches and substitutes of all teams across all three divisions. The Evo-Stik Southern League, formed in 1894, is made up of three divisions – The Premier, Division One Central and Division One South and West. A total of 68 teams from both England and Wales play in the well-established League, which helps form step three and four of the English football League system. The Evo-Stik League Southern’s spokesman said “We... Read More



The rugby tackle is an indispensable part of the game. Secondary-schools and clubs up and down the country have been teaching children how to tackle safely for years. However there’s no denying it: tackling is the most dangerous element of the game. But worry not! Staying safe and avoiding injury whilst on the field is easy – as long as you get your techniques down to a T. Here at Mitre, we have broken down the rugby tackle into 3 simple steps that anybody can follow! Now, before we start,... Read More

Tips For Playing Football During The Winter Months

You’re in shape, you’re pumped up and your team is ready. It’s time to vacate the changing room and lead your team to victory. But as you head onto the pitch one thing becomes clear. You’re going to be up against the elements! Playing football in the wind and rain can be fun, so long as you’re prepared.  If not, it’s a completely different ball game! The wind and rain show no mercy, so make sure the elements are on your side with this list of essentials to bear in... Read More

For Club & Country : The National Football Museum

On the eve of the most poignant date of the year for anyone involved in military conflict, the Woodland Trust and National Football Museum played host to a significant and moving event of its own in Manchester. Our ‘For Club and Country’ partnership pays tribute to footballing heroes who took part in the First World War and a dinner at the National Football Museum in Manchester was the official launch of our plans to commemorate all involved. On arrival, guests attended a reception with the opportunity to see the Victoria Cross... Read More

The Perfect Present For Future Football Stars

Buying presents in this day and age can be tough. With so many options on the market, choosing the perfect gift can be a real struggle. And when it comes to buying presents for football stars, what more do they need? More often than not they have already purchased all the latest gear! Well, here at Mitre we have come up with the perfect solution – the personalised football. Just like the professionals see their names up in lights and on the back of shirts, you too can see your... Read More

Who’s The Best Between The Sticks?

The role of a goalkeeper is quite simple, protect your net. But with a team of 11 players raining down shot after shot, this can be quite a challenge.  The goalkeeper has one of the hardest positions on the pitch. Their team, the coaches and their fans count on them game after game to put their body on the line – literally! So we’ve decided to dedicate our time to 3 of the best keepers the EFL has to offer this season, and appreciate some serious talent between the sticks.... Read More

Scriball – Collect It, Colour It, Play It!

Scriball, a unique and fun new gift from football experts Mitre, is guaranteed to bring a twist to this year’s Christmas (and birthday!) gifting. Not just any football, it won’t only have your kids kicking and throwing it, their creative juices will be flowing too, as it includes everything they need to decorate and create their very own keepsake ball. You can buy them here. There are three Scriballs to collect with different cartoon characters – Ooodles (the goalie), Zoids (the defender) and the Floopz (the strikers). Each comes in a... Read More

How to train like a top-flight footballer

There is no denying it, football is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. It requires 90 minutes of mud, sweat and (occasionally) tears – and that is not to mention the hours of training put in before the game. There are a number of key attributes and areas that top-flight footballers must work on if they are to  make it at the top level. The effort players put in on the training ground will echo their performance on the pitch. So footballers, take note, here is... Read More

EFL Season 16/17: Manager ins and outs

The season is in full-swing and the transfer window is well-and-truly closed. With all the spotlight on record-breaking signings and new-stars joining the EFL, it is easy to forget that managers can chop and change just as much as the players. So here at Mitre, we have decided to give you a rundown on some of the eagerly-anticipated managers joining the EFL this season. Nottingham Forest – Philippe Montanier On the 27th of June 2016, Nottingham Forest said hello to their new manager, Philippe Montanier. The French manager used to... Read More

The perfect technique: 4 tips for mastering the curved free-kick

When executed correctly, the curved free-kick is a thing of beauty. Having the ability to ping the ball around the the wall and back inside the post takes some serious skill – alongside a lot of practice! So here at Mitre we have decided to make it easier for you. Next time your team needs you to step-up to the mark, make sure you’re ready with these essential pointers. Vision First things first, pick a target. It’s all well and good having the ability to strike the ball with precision,... Read More