Product Type: Mitre Ball Sport
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My free football!
Mitre Ultimatch 18 P
Member Name: lolly23
Mitre Ultimatch 18 P
Advantages: Strong and long lasting, improves aim and accuracy.
Disadvantages: Erm... I've got to pay for my next one, lol!
Our local football team are the Chesterfield Spireites and my sister lives in one of the houses that runs along the side of the old Saltergate ground. A lot of the houses have loft conversions so some of the residents have been known to climb out of the windows and watch the matches from the low sloping roofs... free football!
One day a stray ball ended up in her garden after a training session and she immediately thought of my son. After spending the next two days convincing him that they wouldn't miss the ball, and wouldn't send the police round to arrest him for stealing it (lol), he fell in love with it and began to use it almost every day.
The ball looks to be of excellent quality, it is quite heavy compared to some, but is well padded so it is comfortable to use. They come in sizes 3, 4, and 5. I have no idea what size ours is or what this equates to, but if you are planning on buying one then the best thing would be to try them out in the shop to get a feel for what will suit you best.
The Ultimatch is very well stitched and has survived intact from some very rough play, and some very sticky situations - it is regularly found stuck in a tree or on the extension roof!
We have had it for quite a while now and it is still in very good condition - very muddy, but still very good condition! There is the odd scuff here and there, but the ball is still completely intact and the stitching is still perfect.
My son loves football and has played it, or attempted to play it, since he was around 18 months old, so we've had a fair few balls in our time. He is only 5 (well, almost 6) so it is a little heavier than he is used to, but I find that this as helped to improve his aim and accuracy.
The ball glides over any surface easily and the weight means that it can be played in most types of weather and won't be blown off course easily on a windy day.
It is suitable for both grass and Astroturf, although we have used it on many other types of land; grass, patio, path, and very briefly... carpet (that was not a happy day!!!).
Unfortunately we won't be getting any more freebies from the football club as they have now moved to the stupidly named, yet quite impressive B2net stadium, but I would happily buy this ball again as it is easily the best one that we have owned.
Looking on Amazon, I can see that the ball is available from around £14, inc delivery. You can also buy it in fluo (basically, luminous yellow - for dull weather and evening matches) for just over £16.
This is only one shop though and I would advise you to shop around as it's always possible to find a bargain somewhere else!