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Partners & Sponsorship

The Ultimate Youth Football Tour

With over 1100 teams attending every year ESF is the biggest youth football festival in the UK. Mitre have been at the heart of the game for almost 200 years and they’re proud to be an Official Partner of ESF Festivals – supporting grassroots football at local levels. ESF is unlike any tournament you’ll attend. The scale is huge! Football players, fans, and family take over the biggest Haven and Butlins sites within the UK as well as Disneyland Paris – with the Finale held at the home of English... Read More

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

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

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 youngsters that have made the biggest impact on the EFL

  you cant win anything with kids –  – Alan Hansen MOTD 1995 Strong words from Alan Hansen regarding Manchester United and their opening game in 1995.  Despite his confident words and manner, Manchester United actually won the league that season – alongside the FA Cup! This was the start of United securing the first of what was to be two consecutive double-winning seasons – a feat never before seen in English football.  So it would seem Alan was wrong, you can win with kids. In fact, it’s possible to... Read More

WICKES SIGN AS OFFICIAL HOME IMPROVEMENT PARTNER OF EFL!

Last week the EFL announced a partnership with nationwide retailer Wickes to become the Official Home Improvement and Building Materials partner of the EFL. The innovative multi-channel retailer has penned a three-year deal, providing the brand with a series of marketing and promotion rights across all 72 clubs. Wickes will directly engage with fans of the EFL through a newly launched initiative, ‘Because support begins at home’, which will include ticket promotions and appearances from some of the EFL’s top talent. A second promotion, ‘Kits for Kids’, aimed at supporting... Read More

The one’s to watch this season in the EFL

It’s safe to say that the season is well and truly underway, and some players are demonstrating to their managers and fans why they deserve their place in the starting 11. So here at Mitre, we have produced a rundown of the one’s to watch this season in the EFL. Josh Morris League One side Scunthorpe United are currently sitting in 3rd place, 3 points off the top spot – thanks to midfielder Josh Morris. So far this season, Morris has scored a total of 5 goals for United, averaging... Read More

FIAT Tradesman Trials Update…

The FIAT Tradesman Trials were launched earlier this year – in the hope of finding a tradesman who could make it professional. Geoff Horsfield, Dean Windass and Stuart Pearce put a group of tradesman through an exhausting trial, with the winner being confirmed as River Humphreys. The reward? A one month contract at an EFL club of his choice.  He chose League One club Rochdale. After putting all the players through their paces in the morning, it was clear that River was head and shoulders above the rest – Stuart... Read More

Leagues 1 & 2: This summer’s biggest signings!

John Marques Doncaster Rovers have finalised a deal for Millwall striker John Marques. The Millwall forward has signed a two-year deal with Doncaster. At the end of last season Marques went on loan to Northampton where he scored 6 goals in 16 appearances. Rovers boss Darren Ferguson told the club’s official website that: John has been on our radar for quite a while now and we’re glad to get this signing over the line – the squad is now really starting to take shape SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW... Read More

EFL CUP NEXT ROUND…

Shock results! Last minute goals! The EFL Cup had it all this week. One of the biggest upsets came from Lancashire as Accrington Stanley defeated Burnley in extra time. With seconds remaining Pearson drilled the ball into the bottom corner, to send the League Two side through to the third round. Accrington are one of the clubs to have been rewarded with a dream fixture – they’ll visit West Ham at the London Stadium in September. Northampton were another English Football League club to draw a Premier League team. After... Read More