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Berwick Rangers Announce Mitre Kit Deal

Berwick Rangers Football Club have today announced a new kit partnership with Scottish retailer Football National Teamwear, which will see Mitre become the Club’s Official Kit Manufacturer. The deal, which will come into play from June 1st 2017, will see Berwick Rangers FC wear Mitre home and away kits for the next three seasons. Mitre, one of the most established names in world football and also provide professional footballs to the SPFL, have a significant presence in UK football and are delighted to add Berwick Rangers FC to their portfolio... Read More


The Sky Bet League One play-off final preview – Bradford City Vs Millwall

The final promotion place to the Sky Bet Championship is up for grabs on Saturday 20th May, as Bradford City and Millwall meet at Wembley for the decider. They will be playing with the specially produced Mitre match ball (limited edition). We preview the action below: Bradford City After a tense two legs against Fleetwood in the play-off semi-finals, Bradford City made it through to the final by a single goal. Cue celebrations all round after experiencing disappointment at the same stage last season, where they were put out by... Read More


Sky Bet League Two play-offs semi-finals: the runners and riders

The final fight for promotion to the Sky Bet League One is on, with four teams about to battle for that final place. Here we take a quick look at those involved and how things are shaping up for the biggest 180 minutes of the season so far for these clubs and their fans. Blackpool Blackpool fought their way into the last play-off place with their victory over, already relegated, Leyton Orient in their last league game. Blackpool fans have been on a rollercoaster in the last decade, from the... Read More


EFL Announce Highest EFL Attendance Figures In Nearly 60 Years!

The English Football League, a partner Mitre have worked with for over 40 years have today announce great growth in the first season after their re-brand. Over 18 million people made their way through EFL turnstiles during the 2016/17 season with clubs recording their highest cumulative attendances since 1959. EFL Clubs have seen an impressive 11% increase in matchday attendances from last season with the largest crowds in almost 60 years attending games across the Sky Bet EFL. A key factor in the increase were the record breaking attendances during... Read More

Three Top Training Exercises For Football Coaches

When it comes to coaching a football team, the key to seeing the players at their best is by keeping them engaged and interested in the game. The equation is simple – if they are focused on what they are doing, all efforts will be focused on playing to the best of their ability. But how do you get players to stay engaged? This can often be a struggle with younger players, but no matter what age group you are training – whether it’s under 7s or adults – there... Read More

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The Legend Returns

Mitre, match ball of choice for the English Football League for over 40 years, is ready to make history again with the return of its iconic Delta trademark. Redesigned, reinvented and rejuvenated, the Delta is coming back. The Delta holds a unique place at the heart of English football pitches and its return means that a new generation of players can now have their first football experiences with a brand new ball with the same legendary trademark. Over the next four weeks we’ll be giving you exclusive teasers as The Legend... Read More


EFL Team of the Season

Football Manager Team of the Season On Sunday the stars of the EFL headed to Park Lane in London to attend the prestigious EFL Awards – celebrating the huge achievements both on and off the field of those involved across the 72 English Football League clubs. One of the key awards of the evening was the Team of the Season – a squad put together of players from the Championship, League One and League Two who’ve all had exceptional seasons for their clubs. Manager – Darren Ferguson Heading up the... Read More


Grassroots UK Netball – A Growing Sport

Grassroots netball experiencing unprecedented UK growth In December 2016, Sport England reported that over 180,000 people (aged 16+) are participating in netball weekly – which is over 25,000 more people than the year before and the highest figure since records began, a decade earlier. We spoke to netball player and coach, Siobhan Tarleton, first team coach for Merseyside’s Magenta Netball Club and under 11’s coach at Winwood Netball Club, to get her take on the unprecedented recent growth of the grassroots game. 1. Why do you think that the sport... Read More


Road to the Checkatrade Trophy Final

Come Sunday afternoon one team will be walking away from Wembley – crowned as champions. Coventry City face Oxford United in what promises to be a great finale to the revamped competition. Wembley wont be a new experience for some of the Oxford players. Last year they fought their way to the final of the Johnstones Paint Trophy – only to lose out to Barnsley in a thrilling game. For Coventry it’s a much needed visit to the home of football. They currently find themselves lying at the bottom of... Read More

Coaching Drills : The Skill Square

Favourite football coaching drills : The Skill Square Every football coach has their favourite training drill, or session, to run through with their squad. Whether it’s working on a specific technique, building player confidence, teaching a certain principle, or a mixture of them all, these drills can be a great way to help players of all ages and levels to progress their skill set. We recently spoke to FA accredited youth coach of an U9’s team in Liverpool, Chris Young, about the session he’s found most successful with his young... Read More