Product Type: Mitre Ball Sport
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A Good All Round Football!
Mitre Ultimatch 18 P
Member Name: Paisley_Moon
Mitre Ultimatch 18 P
Advantages: Excellent Quality
Disadvantages: A Bit Pricey
If you are looking to purchase a decent football for your kids to practice with, I suggest that you walk straight past that big bin of bargain balls in assorted colours, situated at the front of your local sports emporium and ask the spotted youth that has been provided to offer you assistance that you would like to acquire a Mitre Ultimatch 18P. Now if he is worth his minimum wage, he will ask what size and give you the option of 3,4 or 5.
Do not be alarmed by this as it is quite simple....
Mitre recommend as follows:
Size 3 Footballs - Age 6-9
Size 4 Footballs - Age 9-14
Size 5 Footballs - Age 14+ or 5ft +
As a former youth football coach, I can't stress how important it is for youngsters to practice with the correct size ball especially for under 9's as it is easier for them to develop the basic skills with a ball of relative size.
So, size apart, why choose a Mitre ball?
Well, they are very well made, non woven soft durable PU (Poly-urethane) with an improved polyester lining system and chemically treated so that it performs well in all weather conditions. This football will last you many years, if you look after it, making sure you only play with it when it's fully inflated. If you don't then the chances are it will lose shape or split.
Mitre market this ball as the perfect academy match ball and in my experience, it is. Performing equally well on both grass and astro-turf surfaces.
Price wise, one of these will set you back between £12 - £18 depending on your preferred supplier, and I know it's a bit more expensive than some others on the market but it is great quality, it will last and most importantly, if your child is going to play for a team then almost certainly, this will be the ball that they will use in matches, so it gives them an advantage if they practice with it.
An easy 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading,
Summary: Fantastic Football!