Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership off to a flyer

What a start! Less than two months into the new Scottish football season and its already proving to be somewhat of a rollercoaster for teams and fans throughout the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership. With six wins and a draw from their seven games so far, Celtic currently sit at the top of the pile with a couple of points’ breathing space; and, with Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock yet to win a match, they find themselves in an unfortunate relegation battle early on. Ross County started with a win, but since then... Read More


Let’s Get Your Team Kitted Out!

We’ve teamed up with Wickes and the EFL to offer the ultimate football kit! We’re giving away 230 kits to teams up and down the country. Kits include : 15 x Jerseys, Shorts & Socks – making sure you turn up to game-day in style! 10 x Footballs – helping you perform like a pro! 1 x Managers Jacket – to help you keep cool under pressure 1 x Ball Bag – for ease carrying your equipment away from the pitch Enter at > www.wickes.co.uk/kits4clubs To enter, you must be a... 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

3 football training-drills that get your kids moving!

Good football is built upon the foundation of pass and move. A team who can master this will see themselves win game after game. And a team who can do this with a pinch of pace thrown in will soar to the top of their table in no time. So with this in mind, why not make sure your kids are up-to-scratch when it comes to swift-movements and quick-plays on the field? It’s all-well-and-good being able to pass and run-on. But having the ability to use speed and acceleration to... Read More

The definitive guide to mastering the volley

The volley really is a showstopper. Scoring from a volley comes once in a blue moon for most players, but when it does happen, you can be sure the crowd will be up on their feet with their mouths wide open. Mastering this form of aerial acrobatics takes a lot time and some serious skill. Make it easier for yourself in the air with out definitive guide to pulling off the perfect volley! Step 1: Decision It is crucial that you make your mind up early when going for the... Read More

How are the newly promoted coping in the EFL

It’s fair to assume that the feeling you get once you finally clinch promotion is like no other. Ending the season on such a high, the thought of next season must be deep in the back of your mind. But as the summer draws to a close and next season becomes this season, players entering a new division must prepare to go up against stronger, faster and outright harder opponents. So here at Mitre we have analysed, critiqued and studied some of the newly promoted teams in the EFL, to... Read More

The key to becoming a successful captain

Having the honour to wear the captain’s armband takes more than just being a great footballer. As a captain you must lead your team to victory, week-in week-out. Once you step out onto the pitch, the manager is looking to you to take control. Lead by example, communicate and boost the team’s morale. Becoming the ultimate captain won’t happen overnight. But leading the way to victory will be that much easier if you bear in mind these simple steps.     Lead by example The manager has chosen you to... Read More


History. Heritage. Where players are made. The SuperCup NI tournament is over for another. Teams round around the globe visited Northern Ireland to compete in the prestigious competition. The tournament is known throughout the world of football as the place where players are made. Falcao, Hummels, Rooney, Beckham and many more have gained the honour of being a tournament graduate, and it’s certain that we’ll see some of this year’s graduates on the international stage in the years to come. The Official Ball of the SuperCup NI was the Mitre... Read More

How to be the ultimate goalkeeper

Every role on the pitch requires its own form of skill and ability. And many would argue that each position is just as demanding and crucial as the next. But here at Mitre we believe the one position that can really make or break a match, is the man between the sticks! Defending your team’s goal requires 90 minutes of dedicated focus and concentration. A single slip up, or lack of judgment, will cost your team the game. So, we’ve accumulated some essential do’s and don’ts for becoming the ultimate... Read More

4 tips for staying at the top of your game this summer

Make sure you keep your cool in the coming months of training with this ultimate guide to playing footy through the summer! #mitremoments 5-a-side at the park or a beach kick-about. Playing footy in the heat is inevitable and in fact most enthusiasts idea of a perfect way to spend the day. And who can blame them? There’s nothing better than a summer’s day spent with a few mates and a football. But the welcomed summer heat should not be considered a time to switch-off. If you want to stay... Read More