Why have I been asked to pay for a strip or for socks and shorts?

We do all we can to keep the cost of participating in junior football in Newport to an absolute minimum.

The membership subscription doesn’t cover the cost of kit, so either a manager has to find a sponsor to support the cost (as many do) or parents will need to pay for their own child’s strip. Sometimes a sponsor will cover the cost of just a shirt, so the only thing you’ll be asked to pay for is shorts and socks.

We only require plain black shorts and football socks, meaning that a certain brand or type is not required. Players are welcome to provide their own or re-use last years’ (if they still fit!).

Many other sports require much more (and much more expensive) equipment.