Bits and Boots Pop Up Shop

Bits and Boots Pop Up Shop

Recently, Manchester FA hosted their first Bits & Boots pop-up shop at Trafford Fives.

Bits and Boots is a new initiative, which consists of pre-loved items of kit and boots that have been donated from our community.

The online store includes activewear such as shirts, shorts, jackets and football boots that range from Manchester City kit to Puma products, with some items also brought to the pop-up shop.

The pop-up shop was hosted by two members of our staff from 8am until 12 midday and turned out to be a successful event, with a large proportion of the pop-up shop stock purchased. 

We were also grateful to receive multiple donations from people at the pop-up shop, giving more opportunity for others to access playing football in Greater Manchester.

Bits & Boots hopes to alleviate some of the pressures of the cost of living crisis and ensure people can continue to remain active in sport and improve the retention levels of people taking part in physical activity across Manchester.

‘’Bits and boots is a great idea! My child is growing out of their boots every 2 months, so this will help me to donate their outgrown boots but also purchase their new size at a fraction of the current costs’’ Customer from the pop-up shop event

‘’It was great to see people come down to purchase items but also donate to the Bits & Boots project. We received positive feedback throughout the day and know the project will help people during the current cost of living crisis’’ Aimee Cook & Georgie Oliver, Manchester FA Staff

Manchester FA has partnered up with numerous organisations across Greater Manchester, to help those facing financial pressure remain in football. Greater Manchester is home to some of the highest concentrations of poverty and deprivation in the country. There are 620,000 people, out of a population of 2.8m, living below the poverty line in our city region.

If you need access to kit and boots and would like to refer someone, please contact us at with the subject line ‘Bits & Boots.’


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