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Football

23/03/2020

ALL YOU NEED IS A BALL

With our stadiums, terraces and pitches stood empty, it’s easy to feel a little lost without our beloved game. It’s having an impact on all our lives in a way that we could barely have imagined just a few weeks ago. But, remember, all you need is a ball. All you need is a ball to keep you entertained, keep you active, keep footy in your heart…and if there’s no one there to kick it back, we are (albeit virtually)! Get kickin’ in the garden, keepy-uppies on the patio, jumpers... Read More

Sunday league football 30/01/2020

15 phrases you’ll hear during Sunday League football

Every Sunday morning, thousands of amateur footballers battle against any combination of hangovers, dubious fitness levels and scandalous playing surfaces in a vain attempt to demonstrate that they’ve “still got it”. While the skill levels will inevitably be lacking, one aspect of the Sunday League game is as strong as the topflight.

Futsal, what is Futsal? Futsal of Football? 03/01/2019

What is Futsal?

  What do football legends Pele, Xavi, Ronaldinho, Messi and Ronaldo all have in common? Each played Futsal in their youth to nurture their incredible skills. So, what’s all the hype about? Firstly, what exactly is Futsal? Less rules (including no offside rule!), a faster pace, smaller pitches and only 5 players-a-side has created a game that relies on incredible technical skill and close control of the ball. Individual skill is prized over old-school formations and tactics. Recognised by both UEFA and FIFA, Futsal originated from South America in the... Read More

Father’s Day 2017 : Mitre Gift Guide

Father’s Day is just around the corner, but don’t worry – you’ve still got plenty of time to buy a present for your Dad, Grandad, partner, or whoever else you might be panic-buying for over the next week or so! Father’s Day falls on Sunday 18th June this year, and Mitre has plenty of gift options available, whether your Dad enjoys football, rugby or simply lives in sportswear. The best bit about buying your Father’s Day gifts from Mitre is that our UK express delivery is only £3.85, meaning you’ll... Read More

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FOOTBALL VS RUGBY – THE FULLBACK CHALLENGE

Fiat Professional recently got four famous faces together – as football and rugby faced each other in the Fullback Challenge. The challenge pitted the fullbacks against each other in a series of strength, accuracy and versatility tests. Kitted out in their Mitre gear Danny Mills and Jackie McNamara face two former rugby players – Lee Byrne and Georgan Murphy – but only one could come out on top. The challenge coincides with the launch of the all-new Fiat Fullback pick-up and the launch of Mitres new apparel range. Challenge One The... Read More

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Picking The Right Equipment For Grassroots

This week our guest blog comes from one of our trusted suppliers, Mysportswear. What makes a great footballer… well, great? Is it the skills they hold when coming face to face with the ball… or is it something more? Is it the confidence and pride that’s gained from the moment the player puts on their team’s kit, and the knowledge that what they are wearing is more than just some colours and a number, but a stamp of approval and acceptance, helping them perform and feel like they are part of... 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 do footballs become approved by FIFA?

You might be too busy kicking the football around the look at the balls detail – but if you check out most of the Mitre footballs you’ll notice a stamp of approval.  Mitre’s professional and match footballs all bear these marks – the FIFA Quality Pro, FIFA Quality or IMS (International Matchball Standard) logo. So what is that stamp of approval? There are two types of FIFA stamps – FIFA Quality Pro and FIFA Quality. To get a ball approved there are tight regulations the ball must meet from the... Read More

Mitre Launch Personalised Football – The Ideal Gift

It seems like every kid remembers their first Mitre football but imagine if that football had been personalised just for them? Imagine if it was waiting for them on Christmas morning? We are delighted to announce that we will now be offering you the chance to order personalised footballs at mitre.com. Better yet, they’re available for a special offer price, with more than enough time to get them before Christmas. Here in the UK, playing with your Mitre football is as much a part of growing up as climbing trees... Read More