Football Equipment

  1. The Grassroots Football Coach’s Guide to Matchday Equipment

    The Grassroots Football Coach’s Guide to Matchday Equipment
    A grassroots football coach and their club’s admin team need to be fully prepared for the season ahead.This means stocking up on kit, footballs, football goals and training equipment. But there are also certain items of matchday equipment every club must have. In many cases, failing to provide certain items for use on matchday can result in a fine. Or...
  2. The Ultimate Guide to Buying Football Goal Nets

    The Ultimate Guide to Buying Football Goal Nets
    A football club can make do without quite a few things in their football inventory, but quality football nets and goals are absolutely essential. Not only do they need to be durable, they need to comply with regulations relating to size, fitting and fixtures. Take a look at the options available right now, and you could be forgiven for being...
  3. Welcome to the Latest in Shin Pad Technology

    Welcome to the Latest in Shin Pad Technology
    Shin pads are now mandatory at most levels of the footballing pyramid. When they were first introduced, they were relatively primitive. Now, however, the modern shin guard uses a range of new technologies to deliver maximum protection and mobility. It is believed that shin pads were first worn by footballers in 1874. Sam Weller Widdowson was a keen Nottinghamshire cricketer...
  4. The History of the Association Football Ball

    The History of the Association Football Ball
    The creation of the modern game of football is universally credited to Sheffield F.C. in England. However, the act of kicking a spherical object around for fun is an ancient endeavour that stretches back to around 300 BC. Footballs have a long and illustrious history that is as much about passion for the game as it is about scientific innovation...
  5. Tom Heaton Becomes the New Face of Precision Goalkeeping

    Tom Heaton Becomes the New Face of Precision Goalkeeping
      Tom Heaton has come a long way since his days as a trainee at Manchester United. The Burnley stopper’s time at United didn’t involve much in the way for first team action — although he was in the travelling 24-man squad for the 2008 Champions’ League final in Munich. After leaving Old Trafford on a Bosman free transfer, Heaton...
  6. Futchi: The Football-Squash Hybrid That Can Improve Technique

    Futchi: The Football-Squash Hybrid That Can Improve Technique
    Football coaches are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting ways to improve the technique of their players. Games such as head tennis and foot volleyball have been used for many years by professional clubs, as they give players a great opportunity to have fun and develop their set of skills. One new game currently enjoying a surge in...
  7. How to Set Up a New FA-Affiliated Football Club

    How to Set Up a New FA-Affiliated Football Club
    Playing park football with friends is a great way to socialise and stay fit. But if you’re looking to take the next step, it might be time to set up a club of your own. Before you take the plunge and register your own FA-affiliated club, you should ask yourself four questions: Do we have enough players to fulfil our...
  8. Four Items of Fitness Equipment That Bring the Gym into Your House

    Four Items of Fitness Equipment That Bring the Gym into Your House
      Do you ever struggle to find the time to work out at the gym? Don’t worry, as you’re certainly not alone. Simply getting to and from the local gym can take precious time you may not have. But with the right equipment, you can bring the gym to your home. Iron Gym strength and fitness equipment allows you to...
  9. 10 Simple Exercises You Can Perform with Resistance Bands

    10 Simple Exercises You Can Perform with Resistance Bands
    Resistance bands are mobile, lightweight and versatile - making workouts at home or at work exceptionally easy. Whether you want to take your gym around with you or make the best use of tight spaces in your home, a set of resistance bands is the perfect addition to your fitness inventory. There are literally dozens of effective workouts possible with...
  10. Knee Injuries in Football: A Guide to the Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

    Knee Injuries in Football: A Guide to the Symptoms, Causes and Treatments
    The nature of football puts great strain on a player’s knees. Whether in training or in the heat of match action, the pressure of constant shifts in weight, twists and turns can take a heavy toll on the knees. A lot of players ignore twinges and nagging pains for fear of missing matches - but this can often lead to...

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