Hornets for Football Boots

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FOR HIRE ONLY: Rugger or soccer, we always have a great range of vintage pieces down here in Kensington – for wear or set dressing, come and see us.

The aim of this website is to give an overview of the type of thing one will find among the ever-changing stock at Hornets of Kensington.

All of our stock is available for hire.

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Hornets Vintage the Online Shop

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1984 Eurosport Catalogue

I came across these, via the Soccerscholar blog:

We came across some images of the very first Eurosport catalog we thought it would be fun to share. This 18-page catalog was printed way back in 1984 and featured three brands of soccer boots (adidas, PUMA and Patrick), eight ball choices, four goalkeeper gloves and one shinguard. The options for players were really limited back then but, my, how times have changed! Some of the big Eurosport catalogs now top 100 pages, have too many footwear options to count and pages of balls, gloves and shinguards.



Adidas Skateboarding Busenitz ‘Copa Mundial’

The Style Raconteur

adidas-skateboarding-busenitz-copa-mundial-02-570x380 In anticipation for the World Cup later this year,  adidas  continues to put a focus on football (the European kind), even if it means putting a focus on skateboarding along the way. The most recent example is the excellent new Busenitz “Copa Mundial”, which takes Dennis Busenitz‘s signature model, (which admittedly was already influenced by the Copa Mundial boot), and putting even more emphasis on the beautiful game, with a black leather upper that wouldn’t look out of place on the pitch. White accents and a white rubber outsole round out the package, which is available now at select retailers
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WHO ARE YA? Steve Jenkins, Grassroots Coach, Head of Coaching at Brighton Soccer Club Melbourne


Steve Jenkins, Grassroots Coach, Head of Coaching at Brighton Soccer Club Melbourne

1) Who are ya?

Steve Jenkins, 51. Grassroots Coach, Head of Coaching at Brighton Soccer Club Melbourne (1000 + players). Run LinkedIn group Kids In Teams

2) Who do you support?


3) What was your first game?

Arsenal v Wolves (2-1) 1977 at Highbury

4) What do you do for a job?

Business Consultant/It Consultant own Business

5) Have you played/worked for any football clubs?

Just as a volunteer

6) How did you get into it?

Just put my hand up

7) What do you get out of it?

So much – great to see kids playing, enjoying, learning, growing…

8) What advice would you give someone wanting to follow in your stud marks/footsteps?

Do It

9) If you could do it all again what would you change?

Learn to use my left foot as soon as I started walking!

10) Who’s your footballing hero?

Dennis Bergkamp

Cheers Steve.