We teamed up with our good friends from local brand Heroes & Hooligans to create an essentials pack that celebrated the sport on and off the field. That was the beginning of the conversation when we first started talking. Let’s make a small pack of really fresh soccer inspired products. And let’s make them available in youth and adult sizes. That was the beginning.
As we dug in a bit deeper and explored some concepts, we started talking about the idea of Bumpy Pitch Football Club. And what if BPFC was in fact, a football club. One that had jerseys and training tops. But also hoodies and joggers to wear away from the field. Products that looked like they fit that of a soccer club, but that also celebrated the lifestyle. What might that look like?
We settled on the aesthetic of this fairly quickly. Collectively we knew what that might look like and things moved along.
Beyond just the football club, we started having conversations about soccer in the US. And how the sport is in such a different place now then when we were growing up. Young soccer players in America enjoy a drastically different experience than the one that so many of us had. Given that we were going to offer this collection in both adults and youth sizes, the idea of how much soccer in America has evolved became central.
The growth that this sport has seen in one generation in the US is crazy. The way things were for Dunny growing up in the sport, compared to how they will be for his sons is drastically different. And that narrative is shared across a generation that grew up playing in the 80′s and 90′s that now have children of their own. And we wanted to celebrate that idea with this collection. Celebrate the generation of people that worked (and still work) tirelessly to build the sport. To help guide it to places it had never been in the US. To leave the sport in a much better place for this new generation. Young kids now will never know what it is like to not have a professional soccer league in this country. They won’t know what it is like to not be able to find any soccer on TV. Their soccer experience is much different than it was for so many of us. And it is amazing that it can all change so much in one generation.
This collection and collaboration celebrates that. This is the Bumpy Pitch Football Club.
Now, the details.
The collection consists of a hoodie and a jogger style pant that features in the grey color way above, and a black color way that has white printing. There is also a training style t-shirt and a jersey.
This collection is available in adult and youth sizes. The youth collection is above. The are a couple slight but noticeable differences with the adult and youth collections:
- The youth joggers have stars on the knees
- The youth hoodie has hooligan on the hood
- The youth jersey features a slight v-neck while the adult jersey is a crew neck
Other than that the collection is the same.
The full collection is now available in the Bumpy Pitch online store.