The events of the last few months have been incredibly difficult for everyone. When compared to the losses that some people have sadly felt, the loss of grassroots football seems relatively insignificant.

However, it’s safe to say that it’s absence has been difficult for all of us at Kitlocker.com and our customers alike. The Premier League and Championship might be back but for many of us, football won’t be truly back until we take those first steps back on to muddy grassroots pitches.

The pandemic has had financial implications for every type of organisation. That includes grassroots football clubs (and all sports clubs for that matter) who we all know live on tight budgets at the best of times. Therefore, we decided that we should do our bit to help make sure our communities still have those clubs to go back to when we finally get back to normal…

That’s why back in March we launched the #SupportYourLocalClub campaign. SYLC gives grassroots clubs of all sports the opportunity to sell their own branded hoodies, t-shirts and more with a huge chunk going back into their coffers at the end of the month. To find out more about the ins and outs of the campaign, click here.

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The numbers so far...

At the start of the campaign we would have been happy if we could help just a few clubs to raise the funds required to keep things ticking over while football was away. But as things stand we are proud to say that we’ve helped an incredible 87 clubs get their own SYLC stores online!

Those 87 clubs have together sold 802 products to their members and supporters. And your support has helped us to give £5,642 and counting back to grassroots sport, as well as other good causes chosen by some of the clubs.

Now, we wouldn’t be involved in sport if we weren’t competitive would we? So far, Bedford Futsal Club top the table in terms of hoodies sold (28). Stockport Trinity Cricket Club lead the way for t-shirts (30) and Erdington United have tallied the most page clicks with 247!

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Get Involved!

We’re so happy with that we’ve managed to achieve through working with all of the 87 clubs so far. But the fact is, the pandemic is far from over and grassroots sport still needs support. So we want to make those numbers even bigger over the coming weeks and months.

We’ll be launching a brand new shiny web platform for #SupportYourLocalClub in the very near future. And we are also expanding the product ranges available. So watch this space for news on that!

If you think that a club you’re involved with could benefit from SYLC then please get in touch! Remember, it’s open to clubs from all sports and of all sizes, big or small. To get started fill in the form below and a member of our team will get back to you within a few days to start setting up your new club store.

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