JD Sports World Cup of Trainers

JD Sports, has launched its own take on this year’s World Cup and being the ‘King of Trainers’ there was only one thing this could ever involve, trainers and lots of them. The new competition will involve a total of 32 pairs of footwear, one pair to represent each of the countries competing in the 2010 World Cup.

At the start of the World Cup the sneaker heads at JD Sports selected 32 of their favourite Nike, Fred Perry and Adidas trainers. These trainers were then divided into eight groups with the top two teams f r o m each group progressing through to the knockout stages in their fight to compete for the overall title of World Champion of Trainers 2010.

The World Cup of Trainers competition is currently running on the JD Sports Official Facebook page where fans of JD are able to vote for their favourite trainers, each vote counting as a goal for their team with the most votes wining the match. The competition will close on the 11th of July, the same day as the World Cup final, so there is still time to enter.

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Size? Re-Release Dublin Original

Size? delved deep into the Adidas Originals’ City archives on 19th June and released the ‘Dublin’, one of the most sought after trainers from the original and previous ‘City’ collections. Limited to only 500 pairs, each are individually numbered, come in a custom made sleeve and sit alongside a specially produced Adidas Originals x size? 10th Anniversary track top, which is also individually numbered, this time only in runs of 300.

Having a ballot which gives customers the opportunity to buy a pair of trainers may seem a bit extreme. However after the unprecedented popularity of the Adidas Originals Manchester release in April, which saw customers queuing for up to 24 hours and traffic to the website being higher than over Christmas, Size? felt that with such limited stock they needed to find a fairer system. The new system allows customers to enter the online ballot prior to the trainers release and then if they are unsuccessful in the online ballot, they can then go queue up at the store to have a second chance.

Paul Ruffles, Gaffer of size?, says “The ballot has been hugely successful in ensuring everyone had a equal chance of getting their hands on the Dublins. We were happy with it and more importantly the customers seem happy with the system.”

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Crew Clothing To Sponsor England Polo Team For Third Consecutive Year

Crew Clothing will be sponsoring the England polo team for the third consecutive year, as the team prepares to play for the Coronation Cup on the 25th July.

The match for the Coronation Cup will be part of Cartier International Day, the world’s greatest spectator polo day organised in association with the Hurlingham Polo Association. The HPA, the sport’s governing body, has yet to announce the home side’s opponents for 2010, but with England able to field a 26-goal team, the crowd will be ensured a fantastic match.

Action on the field is not confined to the afternoon though. Talented and up and coming England players will take to the field at 11am to play for the Golden Jubilee Trophy. As the standard of polo is now so high in the UK, this game is the perfect opening for the England International later in the afternoon.

As well as the polo, Cartier International Day will entertain some 600 guests from the world of stage, screen, literature and fashion over a gourmet lunch prepared by Anton Mosimann, All visitors can have the opportunity to visit the unique and extensive Retail Village which offers everything from a cooling glass of champagne to a luxury dog bed; from a beautiful polo painting to the very latest Audi.

Crew Clothing Company, in its third year of sponsorship of the England Polo team, will give valuable support to the England polo team in the form of team clothing, providing T-shirts, men’s polo shirts, jackets, bags plus miscellaneous other pieces. The company will have a stand at the event selling a wide range of the company’s prestige clothing for men and women.

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