Mitre Blog

The EFL Cup Final: Preview

The 2017 EFL cup final is fast approaching, as Manchester United are due to take on Southampton on Sunday 26th February at Wembley Stadium. Despite Man United’s 2nd leg defeat against Hull, the Red Devils managed to secure their spot in the final by winning 3-2 on aggregate. If they are victorious at Wembley this month, this means José Mourinho will have managed to double the trophy tally of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, following last year’s FA Cup win under Louis van Gaal. Given that Manchester City were winners... Read More

Mitre Announces Ryman League Deal

The Ryman League’s clubs and their fans can start looking forward to benefitting from a new match ball and benchwear sponsorship partnership with leading international sports brand Mitre. The partnership will kick-off in at the beginning of the 2017-18 season, and will see all 72 clubs throughout the Rymans League use a unique Mitre professional football and wear Mitre benchwear when on the touchline! The football will be engineered with Hyperseam technology – a patented technology designed to deliver unrivalled performance, pin-point accuracy and rapid speed. The football with reflect... Read More

The Best Attacking Formations For Your Club

It is often said that attack is the best form of defence, so why not go all out? Used within a confident and prepared team, an attacking formation can cause a lot of problems for your opponents. But without the right preparation, your defence could be left hang out to dry! Here is our rundown of some of the most successful attacking formations found in football. 4-2-3-1 The 4-2-3-1 mixes attacking precision with defensive solidarity. In order for this formation to come off, your fullbacks need to be fast, explosive... Read More

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

So you want to be a rugby coach?

Becoming a world-class rugby coach requires bags of experience. However if you know the game and have the right attitude, there’s nothing stopping you from getting started! But before you get out on the training field with your team, there are a number of key pointers all coaches should bear in mind. So whatever age and skill you’re working with, spare some time for these top tips … Warm up, warm down From a young age kids at school are taught the importance of warming up and warming down. As... 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



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