Samba – The No1 portable goal brand

Samba Sports has been manufacturing goals for over a decade. Over this period they have expanded to become the No.1 supplier of high quality, portable uPVC goals in the UK.

In February 2005 B G Sports International Ltd (T/A Samba Sports) achieved ISO 9001:2000 accreditation from ISOQAR for its quality management systems. They are now audited on an annual basis to ensure we maintain our methods and systems to a high quality.

In 2002 Samba moved into their current premises which increased their manufacturing facility four fold upto 21,000 sq ft and has allowed the company to meet its increased order book.

The goals are sold online and through many other independent retailers. Samba Goals are also specified in many schools and trade catalogues.

Samba Goals are included in the Football Foundation’s Goal Post Safety Grant Scheme. They also attend regular meetings at the Football Foundation’s head office in London where all aspects of goal post safety are discussed.

Samba Goals are used by many Premier League club academies, including:

Arsenal
Blackburn Rovers
Aston Villa
Chelsea
Derby
Everton
Fulham
Leeds United
Leicester City
Liverpool
Manchester United
Middlesbrough
Sunderland
West Ham United

Samba Goals are also used by many other professional clubs, local and national bodies, schools and amateur clubs.

Exporting is becoming an ever-increasing part of their business with sales in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, North Africa, West Indies and North America.

With the competitive edge and the quality engineering which goes into the full range of Samba Goals we are in the global league of high quality companies; with the added bonuse of a 12 month guarantee, British and European Safety Certificates and stocking levels to support same day order dispatches.

Buy Samba Goals in our store Online – www.spiresports.co.uk

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Molten Footballs – The technology behind the brand

Molten is the world’s leading ball manufacturer and an internationally recognised brand. It is reknowned world-wide for the exceptional quality of its ball products and its advanced technical know-how. This is reflected in the many international competitions and tournaments in which Molten balls are the official game balls. For example, the Molten G-Series basketball is the official game ball for all FIBA international event’s worldwide up to 2016; while many of the Molten balls, from footballs to volleyballs, carry international federation approval including that of FIFA, FIBA, FIVA and IHF.

Power, Balance, Control: ACENTEC (“accuracy enhancing technology”) Redefines Them All

 

* The above illustrates the construction of VANTAGGIO ACENTEC; however, other Molten balls also incorporate ACENTEC.

Perfectly-balanced ball weight. A ball not affected by the weather. The ball is perfectly balanced, ensuring maximum accuracy.

Even in the rain, superb water resistance enables players to control the ball as if in normal weather.
(Water-absorption : 1/2 of Molten’s normal balls)

The specially-coated ball surface (patent pending) minimizes print scrape-off and keeps the ball looking new. Each panel has been printed with the “under-glass” method, renewing the traditional black and white soccer ball design image.

A perfect spherical shape, an accurate trajectory, outstanding durability and soft feel; satisfying all the demands placed on a top-quality ball requires precise manufacturing, advanced technology and superior craftsmanship. Molten carry out strict quality controls at each stage of the manufacturing process. A ball needs to pass every one of these inspections before it is adorn it with the Molten logo, a symbol of uncompromising quality.
 
1. A strengthening fabric, specially developed for Molten hand-sewn footballs, is coated with glue.
  2. Next, the synthetic leather and the strengthening fabric are glued together tightly.
  3. The panels are cut out using a cutting machine.
  4. The quality of each of the leather panels is checked. A hole for the valve opening is cut into one of the panels.
 
5. The Molten logo and text is printed onto the surface using a special ink.
  6. The panels are weighed to determine the weight of the bladder. Super-strength glue prevents the valve opening and the panels from coming apart.
  7. The panels are sewn together by hand. Even the most highly skilled worker needs about three hours to finish a single ball.
  8. The finished ball is weighed.
 

 

                                                         
9. The ball’s circumference is carefully measured.
  10. The overall look and feel is checked according to strict criteria.
  11. Only balls that pass all of these tests are allowed to leave the factory.
     

Molten hand-sewn footballs have better durability and bounce and softer feel, thanks to the specially constructed composite leather and backing materials.


Composite material specially designed for Molten Footballs. High-quality material with a soft feel as well as strength and durability.


Special cloth made from polyester and cotton with natural rubber latex. The ratio of these elements is determined to ensure optimum durability, feel, rebound height, and other criteria.


Special thread made of high-tensile polyester to keep the seam tight.


To minimize air leakage, the bladders inside Molten sports balls use a special compound rubber made from butyl, with far better air permeability than natural rubber. Balls intended for use on grass use latex bladders.


View our range of Molten Match Balls and Molten Training Balls and purchase online at www.spiresports.co.uk

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Mitre Footballs – The history behind the brand

In 1817 Benjamin Crook opened his tannery in Huddersfield in England, by 1888 when the world’s first football competition ‘The Football League’ was founded, the factory was already stitching footballs.

In 1949 Benjamin Crooks business became Mitre Footballs and started producing footballs and rugby balls for clubs all over the world. Ten years later the Mitre brand was expanded into cricket, soft leather and bags, sports footwear followed a year later.

1964 sees Denis Law appointed as Mitre’s first official spokesperson, the Manchester United striker being on of football’s first superstars. During 1966 Mitre became the English Football Associations first choice, meaning the FA Cup is played with a Mitre Ball for the next 40 years.

Muhammad Ali wore Mitre in his 59th professional figh against Leon Spinks in New Orleans in 1977, also in this year Stuart Pearce of Manchester City and England wore Mitre Football Boots.

In 1986 the Football League adopted the leather ‘Mitre Delta 1000′ as their official ball, closely followed by the Football Association and the Scottish Football League, meaning all UK Cup, League and international fixtures played at home are played using a Mitre Ball. This has never been repeated since.

The following year, in 1987, Mitre became the official ball supplier to the first Rugby World Cup, jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

When the newly formed FA Premier League appeared in 1992, Mitre became the official ball supplier, introducing the Ultimax – the first Professional League synthetic football, and leather balls became a thing of the past.

In 2004 football star and UNICEF ambassador George Weah teams up with Mitre to donate 5,000 footballs to underpriviledged children in Liberia and 5,000 football to Iraqi children.

Mitre then goes on to launch the revolutionary Revolve football to the Football League in 2007, where each club plays with its own club coloured and badged ball – the first time this has ever happened. Mitre also re-enters the apparel market with kit deals with Ipswich Town and Huddersfield Town FC.

Mitre strives to be the people’s sports brand, built on twin foundations of heritage and technical expertise. With world class products combining the highest technical performance with a sense of history to bring the Mitre brand alive for the current generation and those to follow.

Overall, Mitre values the team. And they realise it takes two teams to make a game. So although you passionately want to win, it should never be at all costs. That would be letting the side down, both sides in fact.

It’s this quality that gives people the confidence to play.

Check out our full range of Mitre Footballs including Mitre Match Balls, Mitre Training Balls and Other Mitre Footballswww.spiresports.co.uk

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