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GRASSROOTED

OK now listen: we’re not flash, we’re not loaded, we don’t get paid to play – hell, we have to pay to play, that’s our standard. Our games aren’t played on the perfect surfaces of the Prem; we’re playing in rutted, churned up mud-holes. We can’t afford all the fancy dan and la-dee-dah of a £300 pair of boots. And what would they do on a muddy pitch in Hackney anyway? No, we need a pair of boots that won’t cost an arm and a leg but that will get the job done, no frills, no fuss.

The Premier 2.0 isn’t for the superstars. It’s for us.

Sunday League

THE PREM THIS AIN’T, BUT IT’S FOOTBALL ALRIGHT.

Ever heard the saying “living for the weekend”? Sure you have; it’s getting through your working week to blow it all off and escape the nine-to-five. For some people, that’s copious amounts of booze on Friday and Saturday nights. But for us, it’s Sunday mornings; it’s mud under our feet, sweat on our face, creation and elation. It’s working with the 10 other people on our team with the shared aim of winning the game. And for that short bit of time nothing else matters.

THE COST OF FOOTBALL

CAN'T AFFORD ANOTHER BOOKING. LITERALLY.

The beauty of Sunday League has always been that anyone can play. There are no prejudices regarding ability, you just show up, lace up your boots and get out there. But recently cost has been driving people away. Football is getting to be an expensive sport: paying for pitches, paying for refs, paying for kits and balls, and of course, paying for boots. It’s spiralling out of control.

CULTURE

KIT UP, LACE UP, WARM UP, BOTTOMS UP.

Might be that we saw you out on Saturday night, and yeah, we might be a bit hungover for the game. But that’s just part of the pre-match ritual. Like placing your bets, hanging the nets and sticking in the corner flags. It’s all part of it. Yesterday doesn’t matter any more than tomorrow when the whistle blows. What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch. This is a brotherhood, a camaraderie, and we’re in this together.

HACKNEY MARSHES

WHERE IT ALL KICKS OFF.

If Wembley is the home of football, Hackney Marshes is undoubtedly the home of Sunday League. Every weekend hundreds of us descend on the 80-plus pitches for 90 minutes of battle. And it’s not like this has been happening for a couple of decades. No, this has been going on for generations.

AFTER MATCH

AS IMPORTANT AS THE GAME ITSELF.

Win, lose or draw, it ultimately doesn’t matter. After the game it’s back to the pub for a pint and some grub. It’s time to dissect the events of the match, retell your heroics, turn your 10-yard tap-in into a 30-yard screamer. It’s time to lick your wounds and mock Smithy for his mis-control on the halfway line. And, of course, it’s time to start thinking about next week’s game.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

PICK THE RIGHT ONES FOR THE JOB.

Knitted boots?! Are you having a laugh? Knitting is something your gran does. Give us a proper pair of leather boots. Something that’s going to withstand the tough tackles, the rain, and the test of time. There’s a reason that leather has outlasted every other fad that has come along. It’s because it’s the best, simple as.

premier Nike

ANTI-CLOG

SUPERSTARS DON’T NEED THIS, IT’S FOR US.

Now, remember when we said about no frills? Well here’s the exception: Anti-Clog is made for Sunday League. We said it before: we don’t play on the carpet pitches of the Prem. Firm Ground boots are all well and good if the ground is firm, but we play in mud, and it’s a problem. So to have something that solves that problem, well, we’ll take it all day long – it’s our technology and no mistake.

AND FINALLY…

Cheers Guys!

You may want to see everything we’ve been rabbiting on about for yourself. Well go ahead, click the video. Now all that remains is to say thanks to everyone involved with making this happen, week in, week out. And here’s a special thanks to Nike, Hackney Wednesday FC and Camden Sunday League for contributing to this. You’re still here? It’s over, done. Go on, go.

See full video here

WILL GRASS ROOTS EVER DIE?

NEVER.

The cost is rising, true, but we love football and we always will do. Our passion and our desire to kick a ball can’t be killed, and one way or another we will find a way, even if it’s back to jumpers for goal posts. It was here before us and it will be here long after us; it’s ingrained in our culture. I mean, what else would we do with our Sunday mornings?

premier
Nike

GRASSROOTED

OK now listen: we’re not flash, we’re not loaded, we don’t get paid to play – hell, we have to pay to play, that’s our standard. Our games aren’t played on the perfect surfaces of the Prem; we’re playing in rutted, churned up mud-holes. We can’t afford all the fancy dan and la-dee-dah of a £300 pair of boots. And what would they do on a muddy pitch in Hackney anyway? No, we need a pair of boots that won’t cost an arm and a leg but that will get the job done, no frills, no fuss.

The Premier 2.0 isn’t for the superstars. It’s for us.

Sunday League

THE PREM THIS AIN’T, BUT IT’S FOOTBALL ALRIGHT.

Ever heard the saying “living for the weekend”? Sure you have; it’s getting through your working week to blow it all off and escape the nine-to-five. For some people, that’s copious amounts of booze on Friday and Saturday nights. But for us, it’s Sunday mornings; it’s mud under our feet, sweat on our face, creation and elation. It’s working with the 10 other people on our team with the shared aim of winning the game. And for that short bit of time nothing else matters.

The Cost Of Football

CAN'T AFFORD ANOTHER BOOKING. LITERALLY.

The beauty of Sunday League has always been that anyone can play. There are no prejudices regarding ability, you just show up, lace up your boots and get out there. But recently cost has been driving people away. Football is getting to be an expensive sport: paying for pitches, paying for refs, paying for kits and balls, and of course, paying for boots. It’s spiralling out of control.

CULTURE

KIT UP, LACE UP, WARM UP, BOTTOMS UP.

Might be that we saw you out on Saturday night, and yeah, we might be a bit hungover for the game. But that’s just part of the pre-match ritual. Like placing your bets, hanging the nets and sticking in the corner flags. It’s all part of it. Yesterday doesn’t matter any more than tomorrow when the whistle blows. What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch. This is a brotherhood, a camaraderie, and we’re in this together.

HACKNEY MARSHES

WHERE IT ALL KICKS OFF.

If Wembley is the home of football, Hackney Marshes is undoubtedly the home of Sunday League. Every weekend hundreds of us descend on the 80-plus pitches for 90 minutes of battle. And it’s not like this has been happening for a couple of decades. No, this has been going on for generations.

AFTER MATCH

AS IMPORTANT AS THE GAME ITSELF.

Win, lose or draw, it ultimately doesn’t matter. After the game it’s back to the pub for a pint and some grub. It’s time to dissect the events of the match, retell your heroics, turn your 10-yard tap-in into a 30-yard screamer. It’s time to lick your wounds and mock Smithy for his mis-control on the halfway line. And, of course, it’s time to start thinking about next week’s game.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

PICK THE RIGHT ONES FOR THE JOB.

Knitted boots?! Are you having a laugh? Knitting is something your gran does. Give us a proper pair of leather boots. Something that’s going to withstand the tough tackles, the rain, and the test of time. There’s a reason that leather has outlasted every other fad that has come along. It’s because it’s the best, simple as.

premier Nike

ANTI-CLOG

SUPERSTARS DON’T NEED THIS, IT’S FOR US.

Now, remember when we said about no frills? Well here’s the exception: Anti-Clog is made for Sunday League. We said it before: we don’t play on the carpet pitches of the Prem. Firm Ground boots are all well and good if the ground is firm, but we play in mud, and it’s a problem. So to have something that solves that problem, well, we’ll take it all day long – it’s our technology and no mistake.

AND FINALLY…

Cheers Guys!

You may want to see everything we’ve been rabbiting on about for yourself. Well go ahead, click the video. Now all that remains is to say thanks to everyone involved with making this happen, week in, week out. And here’s a special thanks to Nike, Hackney Wednesday FC and Camden Sunday League for contributing to this. You’re still here? It’s over, done. Go on, go.

See full video here

WILL GRASS ROOTS EVER DIE?

NEVER.

The cost is rising, true, but we love football and we always will do. Our passion and our desire to kick a ball can’t be killed, and one way or another we will find a way, even if it’s back to jumpers for goal posts. It was here before us and it will be here long after us; it’s ingrained in our culture. I mean, what else would we do with our Sunday mornings?

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