Kit and equipment

Before the start of each season, Managers are asked to request kit and equipment for the forthcoming season.

Look after our kit! Replacing a lost match ball costs the Club £20. Keep our storage sheds tidy and ensure goals, nets and corner flags are looked after. Don’t leave stuff lying around unused in your garage. We reckon we’ve provided sufficient corner flags to mark enough pitches to host a World Cup tournament. Where have they all gone? Only the managers know…

Kit allocation per team

The Club sets out a minimum standard of kit and equipment that each team is provided with by the Club. Each team is provided with the following:

  • Club kit (whether new or recycled) for each player registered with the club, consisting of shirt, shorts and socks and a Raiders jacket.
  • 2 Match balls at the correct size for the age group.
  • Training balls at a ratio of balls to registered players of 1:2 (It is expected that some balls will be re-useable from year to year i.e. a squad will not get all new training balls).
  • A set of 40 training cones.
  • A ball net/bag.
  • Water carriers and bottles.
  • Linesman’s flags (under 11’s upwards).
  • First aid kit.

All equipment remains the property of the club, but it is each manager’s responsibility to look after the equipment. In the event of any equipment being damaged or lost this must be reported to the purchasing officer for record keeping purposes and for any replacements necessary.

Raiders Shirts

All teams play in the same kit and that each kit has a minimum recyclable life of 3 years. As a club, we align shirt replacement to a 3-year minimum cycle with U8, U11, U14, U18 getting new kit. This means you should only expect occasional replacement shirts between these ages for new players or sudden growth spurts (in which case the outgrown shirt should be rotated to a smaller player).

Shirts belong to the Club not the player. If a player leaves the club, the shirt must be returned.

Away kits

In the event of a colour clash, it is usually the Home team that changes. Each age group has been assigned a kit – this is usually held by the Age Group Coordinator.  Each year the away kit is handed down at the start of the season to ensure away kits fit the teams/age groups they were purchased for. Alternatively, you can always use a set of bibs.

How do I order new kit?

New kit is purchased at the start of each season. The order is placed by the Age Group Co-Ordinator with the Purchasing Officer. The AGC places the order for all teams in their age group. If extra items are needed through the season the Manager can contact the Purchasing Officer, Stuart Riches  –  operations(AT) – who will arrange for kit to be collected at Ashlyns School on a Saturday morning.

How do I order a manager’s jacket?

If you are a new manager within the club, the Age Group Co-Ordinator will notify the Club Administrator who will issue you with a voucher. This can be redeemed at Berkhamsted Sports. (New jackets are handed out the first time someone joins the club). If managers want a replacement jacket, they can purchase a new jacket from Berkhamsted Sports.

How do I order new/replacement team kit/equipment?

If extra items are needed during the season, the manager can contact the Operation Manager, Stuart Riches who will arrange for kit to be collected at Ashlyns School on a Saturday morning.

How do I order a Raiders Hoodie, get tailored kit or Goalkeeper Gloves?

Club Web Shop
You can purchase your Raiders Hoodie or get tailored kit, with the Raiders Logo printed on via our Club Web Shop.  They can be contacted via their website via the link below which has an online club shop for Raiders players/parents/coaches.


Great News Berkhamsted Raiders is in partnership with GK ICON and as a GK Icon Official Partner Club all Raiders players and parents are entitled to a 15% discount on GK Icon Goalkeeper Gloves, so if you are looking to purchase please log onto website to make your purchase.  The code to obtain the discount is Berkhamsted.

Updated on November 23, 2020
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