- Trophies from £5.99.
- Minimum 20 trophies – Any size, any quantity.
- All trophies are delivered with FREE Club Badge.
- All trophies are delivered with FREE Engraving.
- All prices include VAT.
To promote the exciting new Hummel Core Range, we kicking off a prize draw for the chance to win 10x Hummel Shirts from their Core Range- any size, any colour.
All you need to do to enter the prize draw is follow the below steps:
STEP 1 – Like this post – https://www.facebook.com/blacksquareteamwear/posts/1257558537754282
STEP 2 – Add a comment with your team name to this post – https://www.facebook.com/blacksquareteamwear/posts/1257558537754282
Competition closes and winner will be announced after 12pm on 22nd March 2019.
Full terms and conditions at https://www.blacksquareteamwear.com/competition-terms
If you want to see the exiting Hummel 2019 collection, please let us know. We have samples in our new showroom.
We have some exciting news – from March 2019 onwards Black Square will join forces with True Sporting Colours in a new, shared premises!
How will this change what we do?
For existing Black Square customers, there will be no change from how we have operated over the last 10 years. Mike is still the contact and business will be carried out with the same personal touch and customer visits as before.
For existing True Sporting Colours customers, the operation remains the same, with the addition of personal visits by Mike, as and when required.
Our new premises
We have moved into a new, custom built offices and have increased our in house Embroidery and Printing services. We have also strengthened our links with existing Brands and are now offering 2 new Brands for our customers- Hummel and Uhlsport.
New Contact Details
True Sporting Colours, Suite 1K
Ripley, DE5 3EH
Office Tel: 01773 742968
Mike Tel: 07946 544347
Ordering the right size is one of the biggest difficulties people encounter when purchasing kit, especially when ordering kit online. These challenges include:
One common answer to this problem is to work with a supplier that will sample and help size players without charging the club.
We have many clubs that, because of their size and order volumes, we supply a set of size samples free of charge which are left at the club so that EVERY PLAYER can be sized. With smaller clubs, we drop off samples to managers or visit training sessions to ensure every player is sized individually.
There are other benefits too:
What about the extra cost of a more personal service? There isn’t any. We supply this service to every club we deal with FREE OF CHARGE.
So if you want to find out more, just let us know and we will more than happy to help.
Winter Coats are one of the major non-kit purchases many clubs make. Are you sure you are getting the best value for money? Here are some tips to help you get the garments you want at the best price you can.
* Is the main aim to keep the wearer dry?
* Is the main aim to keep the wearer warm?
* Is the main aim to keep the wearer warm AND dry?
* A simple and cost-conscious Rain jacket will offer protection and keep people dry, but it is not normally designed for warmth. Unless the weather is warm, you will need either a sweatshirt or similar underneath.
* A fleece, softshell or Hybrid sweat (Joma Berna) are great for warmth but are not the best in wet weather.
* A bench coat will normally do the work of both of the above. They are available in a full range of sizes. Current styles include a Bomber Jkt (with elastic at the waist) or a more conventional coat, just above the knee, and with no elastic rib.
* A managers coat. This is the traditional long coat for those standing on the touchline. They are calf length and offer great protection but they are normally relatively expensive, and normally are only offered in Adult sizes.
* A Subsuit. Although “old fashioned”, they do a great job of keeping the wearer both warm and dry- but they can be difficult to remove quickly and the zips can be easily broken.
GOLDEN RULE FOR ALL JACKET PURCHASES- IF YOU CONSIDER BUYING COATS IN CLUB COLOURS, PLEASE CONSIDER THE GAME OFFICIALS AND THEIR INTERPRETATION OF THE LAWS CONCERNING SIDELINE COATS.
IT MAY BE BETTER TO BUY BLACK OR NAVY OR COATS WITH COLOUR HIGHLIGHTS TO ENSURE YOU ARE NOT ASKED TO REMOVE THEM FROM THE SIDE OF THE PITCH.
We’re expanding into the world of Hockey and we’ve just delivered our first Hockey kit to Derwent Hockey Club.
If you’re looking for a new kit, additional kit for new players or interested in our services – get in touch. We are so confident in our services, that we guarantee to beat any written quote. (We are not committing commercial suicide- we are normally cheaper anyway!)
Most clubs now offer, or provide for an agreed cost, training packs for players – WHY?. Players feel “part of the group”, they have a proper kit to train in and it makes them identifiable – VERY IMPORTANT FOR THOSE WHO TRAIN OUTSIDE IN THE WINTER. With this in mind, what garments do you need and what garments are not required?
1. If you train outdoors, then consider the weather. Hats and Gloves are inexpensive and there are a variety of coats and rain jackets which provide protection in wet weather.
2. If you train indoors, then concentrate on a training kit- shirt, shorts and socks and maybe a jumper for warmth.
1. A Water bottle – keep hydrated and identify the bottle with a club badge and initials so that everyone drinks from their own bottle.
2. A Football – Training balls are inexpensive and ball skills are best taught with a ball per player.
3. A Bag – Deliver the items as a set, this makes the recipient feel that they are more valued, and it makes it easier for them to keep everything together.
Training kits are often piled in a corner while the session is on. Think about the small cost of initialling or squad numbering the sets. The benefits are immeasurable at the end of the session when a player receives their kit from the pile.
One of Football’s changing trends is a move towards Short Sleeves, rather than Long Sleeves – Which is the better option for you?
1. Long sleeve shirts are traditional. We play in the winter and they give more protection.
2. The problem with most Long Sleeve Shirts is that most brands only produce shirts with an open hem on the sleeve. This means, if you buy shirts that are slightly oversized (a good idea if you want two years out of the kit), then the sleeves are too long. They then fall over the wrists. The players look scruffy – you have just paid a lot of money for this kit, don’t forget, and the players push the sleeves up anyway, so they can take a throw-in.
3. There are a very few brands that offer Long Sleeve Shirts with traditional knitted cuffs. We are having great success with one particular brand who supply shirts with cuffs. Please let us know if you need more information.
1. The Shirts have a more modern look. Ask the players and a great majority will prefer them if given the choice.
2. Short Sleeve shirts give a better fit and a smarter appearance.
3. Many players now wear some version of a base layer under the shirt. This is more costly but players often buy their own and Short Sleeve Shirts can often be a little cheaper to buy.
4. Remember- If you decide to order base layers, it is always a good idea to check what colours the brand offers to ensure that you have a good match to your shirt sleeves.
REMEMBER! ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR LEAGUE TO FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE ANY RESTRICTIONS THAT MAY APPLY.
Sponsorship is one of the cornerstones of football. The priority for clubs is to pay for facilities and referees etc. and, once this is covered, the club can start looking at kit other vital things. So, what are the tried and tested methods for getting the sponsorship and then keeping it for the following season?
Take a read of these five quick tips for getting, and keeping, sponsors.
Try to look at the sponsorship money as a starting point, not an end point of your relationship with your sponsor. If you take sponsorship money and offer nothing in return, it will be much harder (often impossible) to go back to that sponsor again. The most common complaint from sponsors is not the cost, it’s the feeling of the lack of contact with the club after they have paid their sponsorship.
The easy way is to try and get a sponsor for everything you need. This may be too big of a commitment for a sponsor to make. Try to outline what garments you want and how much money you need to purchase them. Then target your approach to get sponsors for different items – Home Kit, Away Kit, Tracksuits etc.
After you have the sponsorship – Keep the sponsor involved, send them a Team Photo, invite them to a game, – we have several clubs who ask slightly more for sponsorship and then give the sponsor a framed shirt as a thank you.
Show them you appreciate their input and are willing to help them get benefit from the money they have spent
Welcome them to the game and find them a cup of tea! It’s probably winter and they will be cold!
Have you got a brand new kit and then been disappointed with how it washes? Spent your hard earned money on new teamwear, only to find it impossible to get it clean? If so, look at our 7 GOLDEN RULES FOR KIT CARE below.
Today’s new lightweight fabrics need a different care approach than those of 20 years ago, so follow these golden Rules for the best results:
Many people think the dirtier the kit, the hotter the wash needs to be. With modern garments, you are baking the dirt in, not washing it out. Once it is baked in, the dirt usually can’t be removed. So please WASH COOL (30 C NOT 50 C).
Wash as soon as possible after use. If you cannot wash the same day, try to keep the kit in cold water – it will stop the mud setting into the fabric. A little “Vanish”, or similar, will help.
Always wash the socks separately. They have more dye than the kits and the extra dye will transfer to the kit.
This will crack the sponsor and may shrink the garment.
If you must iron (it is preferable that you don’t), then please turn shirts inside out before ironing. The sponsor and number could melt if touched directly by a hot iron.
If individual players wash their own kit, please ensure that everyone knows how to treat their kit for best results.
Finally – If you have bought new garments then please READ THE LABEL. We try wherever we can to leave the manufacturers label on the garment for this purpose.