Football at ‘Grass Roots’ level is all about the local heroes, often unsung, who make the game work week in week out. Tens of thousands of boys and girls turn up every week to play a game of Football but you’ll know that it takes more than a pitch and 22 enthusiastic children to make it happen.
Football Trophies are important for the players; particularly the young. They are great motivators and often the spring board for greater things. Invariably they are the protector of dreams and memories. Ask any Dad who proudly shows his Son or Daughter trophies from his youth.
The smile on the face of my seven year old, voted Man of the Match, was wider than the pitch on which he achieved it but although he takes it for granted that the game will go on its the Ladies and Gentlemen behind the scenes that have enabled it. That’s why it is so important that you should nominate the best of your best for the FA Grassroots Awards. Eleven different categories allow you to take a broad view of the most dedicated, committed members of your organisation.
You can find out more about the Awards criteria and Values at the FA Grassroots site here but in the meantime we’ve chosen a few Football Trophy suggestions so that you just have to nominate your own heroes. Take a moment to put your own nomination to each section.
Frankly, they are plastic; but, filled with a heavyweight material that gives them as much weight as a resin and often more.
So does that make them cheap and tacky? They certainly are cheaper. In some cases as much as 30% to 40% less than the resin equivalents which means that you’ll get a much bigger trophy for your budget. Honestly, the method of production means that the model is a much crisper presentation of the subject. You’ll see that the detail in the Heavyweight Football Trophies illustrated above is clear and precise and of course the automated production is what makes the price difference so dramatic.
So how come they are heavyweight if they are made of plastic? There’s no clever secret to this. All of the trophies are made from a rigid polymer so firstly they don’t feel or even look like plastic. In many cases you have to look very hard at two similar football trophies to see what the difference is. The model is first moulded as a hollow outer shell and then filled with a plaster. It’s that simple. They effectively are full of concrete!
Oddly enough it is a great idea because what we call the ‘clunk’ factor is a very big deal in the presentation world. You want your trophies to feel substantial and in previous days of moulded plastic it was only the addition of a stone or marble base that gave them any weight at all.
So what is the verdict are they a good thing or not? They are definitely a good thing. It is a very innovative product and some of the designs are excellent. Cost is all important to clubs and leagues with a fixed trophy budget so this product ticks a number of boxes, good price, great design, good feel and another factor which proves important in the Youth Football Trophy market is durability. The all popular Resin Awards look and feel great but drop them on a hard surface and they shatter like glass. That’s not to say that the Heavyweight trophies are indestructible but they will survive a few more beatings than the resin equivalent
As with all new products you need to be selective. There are some great designs but equally some dodgy ones, the images on our website give you a really good representation these days but if you have any doubt give us a call and we’ll grab one from our showroom and give you a first hand opinion.
Make sure that you do not miss out on your first choice of trophy. Whilst we have large stocks available at the start of the season you will find that these sell out very quickly so you can RESERVE your stock with a 50% deposit. The balance is paid when you give us the final engraving instructions.
Here’s how to reserve your trophies.
Place your order for ENGRAVED trophiesonline up to three months before they are required. [Minimum order £25]
If you don’t know what your engraving instructions will be; simply add the words “Engraving to follow” in Text Line 1 of the Engraving Instructions box.
Choose Cheque/Direct Payment as your Payment Method.
Check out in the normal way. An acknowledgement will be sent automatically.
Make a payment DIRECT to our Bank Account with 50% of the total order [Payment must be by transfer – we cannot accept a card payment or cheque for this promotion]
We will contact you before your Presentation Date to obtain Engraving Instructions and your balancing payment.
Engraving must be on a four column Excel sheet. (Ask for a template)
You can add to the order at a later date subject to available stock.
Your orders will be reserved for delivery in the usual way.