Kit is very important to us at Thunderbirds. It is the first thing that unites our girls and makes them feel part of the club. The girls value their club identity, they are proud of it, instantly recognisable in it and are expected to represent the club well whilst wearing it. The club also appreciates your commitment to Thunderbirds by investing in it.
Thunderbirds has a new, bespoke, range of kit, designed with our coaches and supplied by SURRIDGE. Much time and consideration has gone into finding a supplier that provides an online ordering system and delivers to your home.
As this is a new contract, please note that the kit is not yet held in stock at Surridge.
The Online Webshop is open for set time windows throughout the year.
Kit can only be ordered when the webshop is 'Open'. Dates for ordering will be publicised via Twitter and email. Girls will also be advised at training.
Please note that your order will not officially be placed until the order window for that session has closed. This could be some weeks after you place your order and minimum order values for the manufacturer of the particular item of kit have been met.
These numbers can vary depending on the item of kit.
This usually means a wait of at least 9 to 12 weeks for kit.
This will help Thunderbirds to manage kit purchasing and costs. We do eventually hope to have a stock of kit kept at Surridge in most sizes, once a pattern for orders emerges. The club has made a large initial investment in this venture and seeks to avoid sitting on unsold stock.
This is a new kit design and process and will inevitably have some teething problems. Your patience is much appreciated during this time.
How to Order:
Sizes can be found on the website but it is recommended that girls try samples on during training sessions. Coaches can also advise on best sizes to order.
TO VIEW AND ORDER ITEMS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE WEBSHOP LINK BELOW
Please contact Surridge directly about any order queries.
Items that are unworn and not personalised and still labelled can be returned for a refund if they are the wrong size although postage would be paid by the purchaser.
What Kit is needed:
For members who already have pieces of kit, they can be worn until they no longer fit.
It is expected that all members will have all pieces of compulsory kit.
Old & New kit can be mixed and matched, for example:
An U14 player will already have an old style Thunderbirds skin top, training top, dress and socks. She can continue to wear these items, however she must order the following:
See optional extras in table above
An U10 player will already have an old style training top, socks, skins and shorts. She is able to wear these items until they no longer fit. To fulfil the compulsory kit, she needs to order the tracksuit top and Thunderbirds skin leggings.
Until you are fully committed or are waiting to receive your kit, it is perfectly acceptable to wear plain black sportswear to matches and training.
As Thunderbirds have had no kit supplier for the last year, girls have been allowed to wear branded or school sport kit. From January 2020 this will no longer be acceptable.
This rule is to encourage unity as a club. Thank you for observing it.