Category: Retail

Surrey Launches Second Blackout Shirt in Aid of CALM

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce the first shirt in aid of charity this year in our expanded NotBlueandGold campaign is our second blackout shirt, once again in aid of mental health and suicide prevention charity, the Campaign Against Living Miserably, CALM.

In 2020 the role of CALM and other mental health charities were never so great as people across the world spent many months of the year indoors, away from friends and family, and that importance remains ever present as we’ve moved into 2021, the light at the end of the tunnel has never been closer with multiple vaccines approved in countries around the world and being deployed to some of the most vulnerable in our society, but we’re not there yet and the services CALM and other mental health charities will be necessary, both now and in the future, that’s why we’re proud to be supporting CALM for the second time after launching our first ever charity shirt in support of them in 2020.

We’ve worked with the Kit Factor to put this new design together, following the same principle of our 2020 shirt, and will feature a black and dark grey pattern featuring a oak leaf representing Surrey, with black embroidered logos of our technical supplier Hope & Glory Sportswear, as well as either our Surrey men or women’s logos, with both options being available when ordering, and finally the shirt will feature a heat pressed CALM logo on the front which will help the design to hide on the shirt representing how mental health problems aren’t always clearly visible on the surface and that regularly checking up on friends and family, especially at this time is important.

Shirts will be available for just £39.99 for adult sizes, with a portion of the revenue generated from sales being donated directly to CALM to support the work they’re undertaking. CALM saw a 37% increase in daily calls within the first week of the UK lockdown. The sale of each Surrey blackout shirt will in effect cover the cost of 1 potentially life-saving call for CALM.

The shirt will be available for pre-order from February 1st 2021 and will remain available until the end of February 28th 2021. However, once the sale ends it will end forever and the shirt will not be available again for any 2nd production runs.

Surrey to Launch New Charity Shirts in 2021

In 2020 International Surrey Football released its first fundraising charity shirt, a blackout shirt, in aid of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), as part of our #NotBlueandGold campaign as the blackout shirts broke away from the team’s traditional yellow and blue shirt colours to support the work of the mental health charity and highlight that for many struggling with mental health problems that these may not clearly visible on the surface. The campaign proved a success with 50% of the money raised from shirt sales going to CALM to help support dozens of potentially life-saving call services they offer.

We are therefore pleased to announce that International Surrey Football will be reviving and expanding the #NotBlueandGold campaign in 2021, launching 3 new fundraising shirts over the course of 2021, with shirts available in 1 month pre-order periods in February, June and October, each raising money for a different cause, and all abandoning the team’s traditional yellow and blue colours in favour of a unique colour scheme applied to each based on their respective causes and forming the #NotBlueandGold campaign in 2021.

Each shirt will only be unveiled up to 1 month before they become available for pre-order and will be produced by International Surrey Football’s teamwear supplier Hope & Glory Sportswear. The designs of each shirt will be published ahead of their respective pre-order release.

Unlike in the 2020 blackout shirt, all 3 shirts in the 2021 #NotBlueandGold campaign will also allow supporters the option to choose between the team’s men’s and women’s badges when pre-ordering their shirts.

All 3 shirts will be available to pre-order at £34.99 for child sizes and £39.99 for adult sizes, of each shirt 50% of the money raised through sales will go to the respective causes that will be announced when each shirt is revealed.

Surrey Partners with Hope & Glory Sportswear for 2021 Men’s Kit

International Surrey Football is pleased to reveal our 2021 Men’s kit, produced with the help of Kit Factor and due to be manufactured by Hope & Glory Sportswear, recent providers of our #NotBlueandGold blackout shirts in aid of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). Currently unsponsored, a final decision will be made later this year on whether the new kit will be sponsored and if so who will sponsor the new kit which will be worn at our 2021- fixtures and the 2021 Southern Frontier Cup.

Details of when the 2021 kit will be available are yet to be determined, and are anticipated to be available in batched pre-orders. Details will be announced when available.

Surrey Launching Online Marketplace Next Month

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that a new online marketplace, named the “ISF Official Shop”, will be launched next month serving as an online marketplace to allow all fans of Surrey Football one place to find Blue and Gold merchandise as well as potential to purchase merchandise from Surrey-based football clubs, either as a redirect to their site or to accept orders on their behalf.

While the online store will launch focusing on a variety of Blue and Gold merchandise and provide redirects to other items such as shirts sold through the Godzown Sports website, or phone cases sold through Nostalgia Cases, the platform may also be used by Surrey-based clubs, either those looking to show content as a redirect to their own websites or as an alternative to setting up their own online presence, orders will then the forwarded to the relevant clubs who will complete the order.

The ISF Store will launch with a number of redirects as well as other Blue and Gold merchandise ahead of this summer. The store will be initially available for only UK delivery, with plans to expand to international delivery to be announced at a later date.

Surrey Supporter Club members can also enjoy discounts on purchases with discount codes that will be emailed to each Patreon member after joining the Surrey Supporter Club, you must use the same email address for both your Surrey Supporter Club membership and ISF Official Shop purchases for discount codes to work.

Clubs interested to host their merchandise on the ISF Shop can get in touch to arrange this at info@intsurreyfootball.co.uk, no fee applied to redirects, and admin fee for hosting and managing orders.

Surrey teams up with Hope & Glory in support of CALM

International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Hope + Glory Sportswear to release a limited edition Surrey blackout shirt in aid of the Campaign against Living Miserably (CALM) to raise awareness of mental health during this period of extended isolation from friends and loved ones that many people around the world are currently facing.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading charity for suicide prevention, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day. CALM runs a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. They also support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).

To support CALM and the vital work they undertake during this difficult time for many around the world, we have teamed up with sportswear supplier Hope + Glory to produce a limited edition Surrey blackout shirt, highlighting that mental health, isn’t an easily visible problem for many.

The shirt will feature an embroidered ISF and Hope & Glory logos, but also include the CALM logo in a black vinyl print, which will allow the logo to hide on the front of the shirt and be difficult to see easily when looked at to reflect the reality of how easily missed signs may be that friends or loved could be facing mental health problems.

Shirts are available for just £40, with a portion of the revenue generated from sales be donated directly to CALM to support the work they’re undertaking, this is proving especially important at this time as CALM saw a 37% increase in daily calls within the first week of the UK lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19. The sale of each Surrey blackout shirt will in effect cover the cost of 1 potentially life-saving call for CALM.

50% of revenue generated from sales will be donated to CALM, equally an estimated 1 shirt sale covering the cost of 1 potentially life-saving phone call with CALM. The shirt is available for pre-order from today and will remain available until at least May 17th, with a possible extension. However, once the sale ends it will end forever and the shirt will not be available again for any 2nd production runs.

Fans interested in purchasing one of these shirts can head over to the Hope + Glory Website to pre-order their very own Surrey black-out shirt from today and support the work done by CALM here: https://store.hopeandglorysportswear.co.uk/product/intsurrey-x-calm-black-out