This update is the place to find all of the latest information on kit. When it will arrive, where to get it etc. If you still have questions after reading the below, please ask your age group coach or administrator in the first instance. They (or you) can contact me if you still need information.
This is a big undertaking and getting it right for 180+ children is huge job, so please bear with me - this is the first year we've done this at scale!
*** Update Dec 7th Summary ***
Wave 5 kit (registrations from Oct 26 - Dec 6) placed with our suppliers. Delivery dates will be posted here when available.
Kit that has gone missing in delivery process and has been reordered in wave 5:
Martha I (Girls) shirt and shorts
Henry G (U9) shirt
Henry N (U8) shirt
Oliver C (U10) shirt
Bailey W (U15) tracksuit top - has been found and provided to U15 coach!!!
Kit from waves 1-4 that has been delayed:
5 x age 9-10 - ETA March 2020 :(
1 x age 13-14 - ETA 31/12/19
Age 5-6 shorts for U7 (5 pairs) - ETA 29/1/20
Age 9-10 shorts for Girls (6 pairs) - ETA 31/12/19
Age 13-14 shorts for U11 (6 pairs), and U14 (13 pairs) - ETA 15/1/19
Our supplier has continued to push out dates for some of this kit, which is really disappointing. On their behalf apologies for the delay. We will review our supplier relationships for next season to see if we can improve this situation
*** Update Nov 28th Summary ***
We now have almost all of the kit for all registrations up to Oct 25 (waves 1-4). This is what is still waiting to be delivered:
5 x age 9-10 - date TBC
1 x age 13-14 - date TBC
Age 5-6 shorts for U7 (5 pairs) - date TBC
Age 9-10 shorts for Girls (6 pairs) - date TBC
Age 13-14 shorts for U11 (6 pairs), and U14 (13 pairs) - due to Adidas 16 Dec, so we will likely get them just before Christmas
Kit that has gone missing in delivery process and will be located / reordered
Martha I (Girls) shirt
Henry G (U9) shirt
Oliver C (U10) shirt
Bailey W (U15) tracksuit top
If you have NOT received kit and registered before Oct 25 then please speak your age group coach / admin? A fair amount of kit is still available for coaches to be distribute to their age group.
Registrations AFTER Oct 25 will be part of Wave 5 and updates on availability of that kit notified here when we have it.
*** Update Nov 22nd Summary ***
Some shorts from wave 1-3 have now been delivered and now available for coaches to distribute to age groups.
Some wave 4 shirts and some wave 4 shorts have been delivered. All wave 4 tracksuits and socks have been delivered. All available for coaches to distribute to age groups.
***Update Nov 7th Summary ***
Age 9-10 and Age 11- 12 shorts are now due in to our supplier on November 19, so to me (and then to coaches) shortly thereafter. Age 13-14 shorts have been further delayed to "early December".
Apologies for the delay; completely out of my hands and apparently our supplier. Adidas has delayed shipping a couple of times.
*** Update Oct - 26th Summary ***
Socks have now been delivered and will be available for coaches to distribute from today (26th).
Shorts still likely available early/mid November
The kit orders relating to registrations from Sept 17 to Oct 25 are now with our supplier. Hopefully next couple of weeks to arrive, assuming good supply from Adidas
*** UPDATE Oct 5th - Summary ***
All shirts and and tracksuits have been delivered for children registered by September 16th. Please ask your age group coach if you have not yet received it.
134 pairs of socks have been delivered but are not as ordered, so am resolving with supplier. Hopeful to have this completed in the next week (two at the outside).
Shorts are likely available early/mid November
Registrations after Sept 16 with form a "wave 4" with delivery date TBC
What Is The Kit?
If you ordered the "standard" registration you will receive a LYFC shirt, personalised with your child's surname and a squad number; LYFC short and socks. Squad numbers are assigned by the age group coach.
If you ordered the "tracksuit only" registration you will receive a LYFC tracksuit (top and pants) personalised with your child's initials on both top and pants.
If you ordered the "premium" registration you will receive both the LYFC shirt, shorts and socks and the tracksuit.
How Will I Get The Kit?
Kit is distributed to age group coaches who will provide to players in their team(s)
When Will The Kit Arrive?
Kit is being ordered from our suppliers on your behalf in "waves". Depending on when you register, this will inform which wave your kit is in.
Wave 1 - Registrations on or before August 11
Wave 2 - Registrations from August 11 - August 19
Wave 3 - Registrations from August 20 - September 16
Wave 4 - Registrations from September 17 - October 25
Wave 5 - Registrations from October 26 - December 6
Wave 6 - Registrations from December 6 - ???
Orders from wave 1 and wave 2 was available on Sept 6 with the following exceptions:
- 1 x age 5-6 shirt - available Sept 28 (delayed one day from previous)
- 3 x age 7-8 shirts - - available Sept 28 (delayed one day from previous)
- Age 9-10 shirts - 20 out of 23 should be available by Sept 28 (delayed one day from previous); remaining three by Oct 4
- 1 x Adult Small shirt - available Sept 28 (delayed one day from previous)
- 3 x Adult Small goalkeeper shirt - available Sept 28 (delayed one day from previous)
- one pair of Small Adult tracksuit pants
- Majority of shorts are on back order with Adidas and will be with us mid to late November.
- Socks have been delivered but are not correct (lots of random sizes!), so I am working with the supplier to deliver the right socks! Hopefully resolve by Oct 4
*** UPDATE Oct 5th ***
Wave 3 kit was ordered on Sept 16 from supplier and was delivered on October 4th. Please ask your age group coach if you have not received kit from them at this point.
*** UPDATE Oct 26th ***
Wave 4 kit was ordered on Oct 25th from supplier. ETA will be published here when we have it.
*** UPDATE Nov 22nd ***
All socks should now be available.
All wave 1-3 shirts and tracksuits should be available
Many of the wave 1 - 3 shorts are available
All wave 4 tracksuits and socks are available
Many wave 4 shirts are available
No wave 4 shorts are available
*** UPDATE Nov 28th ***
Vast majority of waves 1 - 4 now available. See head of this post for details
*** UPDATE Dec 6th ***
Some updates on delivery of waves 1-4
Wave 5 ordered
Missing kit ordered
Can I Return The Kit?
All personalised kit is non-returnable for obvious reasons.
If shorts don't fit then recommendation is to try and swap with someone in your age group. If that's not possible, please return them to your age group coach who will them bring them to me and we will swap with the supplier. Please ensure all tags are left intact.
Socks are difficult to try on and then return so please look at the sizing on the packet and if you want to swap, then use same methodology - try and swap locally, if not, return via coach or administrator. Adidas socks are generally on the small side.
What Happens Behind The Scenes?
If you're curious, this is the process the kit orders go through:
- you place an order on www.loxwoodyouthfc.co.uk
- we collate the orders periodically and send to our supplier
- if the supplier can fulfil from their stock they jump to step 5, otherwise they place an order on Adidas
- Adidas fulfil the order to our supplier, or confirm that they're out of stock in UK and seek stock from Europe and then Worldwide
- Our supplier customises the kit and ships to me
- I distribute to age group coaches
- the coaches give you the kit at matches or training sessions
This is a time intensive process and I'm in danger of turning into a cut-price Mike Ashley (if that's even possible!) so please bear with me as the volume of kit increases and the complexity of ensuring everyone gets the right size with their name on it (spelt correctly!)
Feedback (and volunteers) welcome - would be great to see some photos of our players in their new gear on the website or Facebook Group when they get it!