Octopus Football Kit

Powering grassroots football with Octopus

Is your local kid's football team looking for an excuse to rock a giant pink Octopus on their shirt?

Octoplus customers can nominate their local kid's grassroots football team to receive 11 super-snazzy bespoke, Octopus-sponsored home kits totally for free.

How does it work?

Beyond just powering homes and businesses we want to energise future generations.

Supporting grassroots teams isn't just about cheering from the sidelines or getting our brand out there; it's about giving back to those who are supporting our mission to make the UK’s energy fairer and greener. We've been chatting to a British kit manufacturer on behalf of local teams to make sure we can get you the best rates on bespoke, quality football kits for your kids – and of course, they’ll be suitably Octopus styled. 

We're going to cover the cost of 10 outfield kits and 1 goalie kit for 500 qualifying teams - that’s 11 full strips, totally for free!

You can choose to rock:

  1. Our wavy Octo-kit 
  2. A plain kit (choose your team colour)
  3. Vertical striped kit (choose your team colours)

 

 

 

All options will have your team logo on and your choice of numbers, with an Octopus sponsorship logo on the front too.

We want to help teams that need it the most. So we’re looking for teams that don’t already have a shirt sponsor covering the cost of their kits. 

Is this you?

  1. An Octopus Energy smart meter customer who's signed up to Octoplus? (you can check if you've signed up in your online dashboard or app).
  2. You've got kids who play football for a local grassroots team
  3. Your local team doesn't have a shirt sponsor yet.

If yes, here's what you need to do.

  1. Fill in this form: all the details about what we need are in the form or detailed below.
  2. We’ll check your order: any issues we’ll let you know, otherwise we’ll send your order off to get made.
  3. You’ll receive a mock-up of your kit in 2/3 weeks: please approve these before it heads to print. Please note the Octopus Logo placement cannot be moved or changed.
  4. Approval: when approved by you, your kits will arrive in around 4-5 weeks. Score!

 

FAQs

What’s the catch?

No catch, if you’re on Octoplus you really do get 11 full kids kits for free (of course, it’ll have a giant Octopus logo on it too…). 

We’re offering this to 500 teams for now – if we get more requests than we have kits to give away, qualifying teams will be selected from a draw. 

What about a goalie kit?

We'll create a different goalie kit for you in line with the kit option you choose. The kit with the Number 1 on the back will automatically be the goalie, so make sure you choose the right size shirt for them. 

Aren’t you covering away kit too? 

We’ve spoken to a lot of teams, and whilst some of you’d also like an away kit, we’ve decided just to fund one set so that we can offer this to as many teams as possible. If you’d like to order more we’ve bagged you a 20% discount with MG Sportswear, our kit providers.

Do you supply other kits than football?

There are more football teams in the UK than any other, so we’ve started here. If anything changes, we'll keep our social media up to date so keep an eye out.

Can I buy something else other than kit? 

We’re only offering kits at the moment - however, if you send us a photo of your team in your snazzy new kit, we’ll give you another £50 credit to spend at shoptopus.energy on whatever you want. (Please make sure you've got parental sign off before sending as we’d like to use these pics to across our website and socials).

Are these girls, or boys kits?

The kits are unisex. If you need something different, please do get in touch at kits@octopus.energy and we’ll see what we can do. 

Who’s providing the kits? 

Kits are from MG Sportswear, made in Kidderminster, UK.

Can I get a new kit every year? (kids grow…)

Right now, we’re committing to giving 500 teams kids kits for the 2024/2025 season - we’ll see what happens next year when we get there.

What if the sizes don't fit when they arrive?

Please, please make sure you measure up and give us the right size of shirts, shorts and socks because once your kit has been approved (by you), printed, and shipped we won't be able to replace them for free.

If you do need replacements throughout the season or after they've been printed, we can help, but you'll have to pay. Pop us an email at kits@octopus.energy and we’ll see what we can do. 

What do we need from you to place an Octopus order?

We’ll need a few things from you:

  • Your Octopus account number
  • Whether you'd like an Octo-kit, plain kit or vertical striped kit. All options will have yours and our logo on it and you can choose the colours
  • A high-res image of your team logo (if applicable) as an EPS (or ‘artwork’ file)
  • Number of kits needed and sizes (size guide)
  • Shirt Sizes and numbers
  • Short Size and colour
  • Sock Size and colour
  • Contact name, number and email address for shipping confirmation
  • Delivery address

What happens after I place an order?

Once your order has been placed, you’ll receive a mock-up of your kit before it goes to print within a few weeks. This is to make sure you’re 100% happy before there’s no turning back. Please note that the placement of the Octopus logo and text cannot be amended.

When you’ve given the green light, it’ll take around 4-5 weeks to be delivered to a destination of your choice.

 

'GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL KITS’ TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“T&Cs”)

General

These T&Cs apply to the ‘Grassroots Football Kits’ campaign (the “Campaign”). By entering the Campaign, you agree to be bound by the following T&Cs:

1. Details specific to the Campaign are on our website here: https://shoptopus.energy/blogs/shop/octopus-powering-grassroots-football

2. The Campaign will be run by Octopus Energy Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with registered number 09263424 and registered office UK House, 5th floor, 164-182 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1NN. Other companies in the Octopus Energy Group may also promote the Campaign.

3. Octopus Energy reserves the right to cancel or amend the Campaign and/or the T&Cs without prior notice. Any changes will be posted on our website, but we will do our best to avoid doing so.

4. In the event of any dispute regarding any aspect of the Campaign, the decision of Octopus Energy shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Entry

5. Applicants must be 18 or over and only residents of Great Britain who are customers of Octopus Energy and who have signed up to Octoplus are eligible to apply on behalf of the kids football team (“Applicants”).

6. The Campaign will run from 8th July 2024 until all 500 kits have been accounted for.

7. For your chosen kids’ football team to be entered into the Campaign for a chance to win free kits, you as the Applicant must:

a) have your energy currently supplied by Octopus Energy; and
b) have a smart meter installed at your property; and
c) be signed up for the Octoplus rewards scheme; and
d) have a local grassroots team without an existing shirt sponsor that you wish to enter.

8. If you apply but do not meet the requirements for any reason (for example your chosen team already has a sponsor, the team’s kit logo isn’t high enough quality or you’re not an Octopus Energy customer on Octoplus), then your application will not be eligible for the Campaign. The final decision shall be at Octopus Energy’s complete and sole discretion.

9. There will be a total of 500 teams who will receive 11 free kits under this Campaign. Kits will be allocated on a first come first serve basis to eligible Applicants.

10. Only one application allowed per person.

11. By entering the Campaign, you warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. If any information you submit is found to be fraudulent or incorrectly completed or if Octopus Energy has reasonable grounds to believe you have breached the T&Cs, Octopus Energy reserves the right to remove you from the Campaign.

The Kit

12. If your application in the Campaign is successful, you will receive 11 free kits for your nominated grassroots football team.

13. The contact details given by the Applicant on the application forms will be contacted by the kit manufacturer when their kit mock-up is ready for review. Once you have approved your order, we will aim to deliver the football kits within 4-6 weeks. Delivery times are estimates only and may vary due to unforeseen circumstances, and we are not responsible for any delays.

14. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to provide correct information in the application (eg measurements and order details) and once an order has been placed and approved, no changes can be made to the order details, including sizes and quantities. We will not replace kits free of charge if they do not fit.

Octopus is not responsible for any damage to the kit after use, and damaged kits will not be replaced free of charge.

Use of Kit

15. Octopus retains all rights to its logos and trademarks. Any alterations to the Octopus Energy logo, and any misuse of the kits in a way that could damage Octopus Energy’s reputation are strictly prohibited.


By accepting and wearing the kits provided by Octopus Energy, Campaign winners (or their parents/guardians if under the age of consent) agree to wear the kits in a manner that positively represents Octopus, including maintaining good sportsmanship and respectful behaviour. Any misuse of the kits or violation of these terms should be reported to us immediately. Octopus Energy reserves the right to take appropriate action, which may include requesting the return of the kits if it reasonably thinks these T&Cs have been breached.

16. Octopus Energy accepts no liability for any issues arising from the use of the kits or participation in this Campaign.

Data Protection and Publicity

Any personal data relating to Applicants or the teams will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and in line with our privacy policy.

17. By entering this Campaign you agree to the reasonable use of your name on the Octopus Energy website, social media channels and in any media and materials produced by Octopus Energy. Octopus Energy retains the rights to any media and materials produced.

18. By providing images of the branded kits, the Applicant grants Octopus Energy the right to use those images for promotional purposes in various media, including on our website, social media channels, and print materials. If the images contain children under the age of 13, the Applicant confirms that they have obtained the prior permission of the parent/guardian of each child.

If you provide any images of the kit in use, you will receive a one off £50 voucher to use at shoptopus.energy. Vouchers limited to one per Applicant, regardless of number of images submitted.

You may revoke consent to use your images at any time by contacting us at kits@octopus.energy, at which point we will stop further use of your images in new materials.

19. The Campaign is governed by the laws of England and Wales.

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