Taking Time Out

After a fast and furious 12 months – and far too many mince pies over the Christmas break! – Host Your Kit has decided to take time out at the start of 2015 to get back to full fitness for the year ahead.

Rather than giving kits away every month this year we’re going to be running specific competitions focused around key sporting events – the first of which is a spot competition ahead of this weekend’s BBL Cup Final – so make sure you continue to follow us on Facebook  and Twitter so you don’t miss out.

Host Your Kit is proud to have helped scores of football, basketball, hockey and rugby teams since it was launched three years ago. Our campaign has spanned an incredible time in sport in the United Kingdom which played host to the best ever Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

Our first winners back in March 2012 were an U11 girls’ football team from Perth in Scotland called Jeanfield Swift while Blackburn Northern Boys U15s hockey team were our final winners of 2014. In between, almost 200 teams and individuals have been rewarded with FREE high quality sports kits.

We would like to say a few words of thanks to everyone who has helped make Host Your Kit a success so far.

From football we’ve been supported by Scotland internationals Charlie Mulgrew and Emma Black (n´ee Fernon) plus Rangers’ Robbie Crawford.

From basketball our ambassadors have been GB and Glasgow Rocks star Kieron Achara (see our fab giveaway from Kieron ahead of the BBL Cup Final!) plus Scotland stars Clair Paxton and Steven Ross.

Sports organisations basketballscotland, Greater Sport Manchester and Youth Football Scotland have spread the word to youth sports teams right across the UK.  And a big thanks also to our young ambassadors who willingly allowed us to plaster their photos over our promotional material.

Host Your Kit is organised by cloud computing company iomart which is a proud supporter of grassroots sport and an enthusiastic promoter of tech as a career for young men and women.

So as 2015 gets underway, enjoy all the sport you play this year, shake hands with your opponents and show respect to all the parents, coaches and officials without whom your sport wouldn’t take place.

As far as the team at Host Your Kit is concerned, the final whistle hasn’t been blown. So grab your half time oranges, keep in touch via social media and we’ll see you with more kit giveaways and spot competitions soon!

Yours in sport,

HYK Gaffer

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