We were sent these items from Sports Direct for the purpose of reviews. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Jack is now back at school, he’s now in year one and life is busier than ever. He’s learning more at school so more reading and homework, he’s doing football training after school on a Thursday, golf lessons one day a week and going up the range with his Daddy and he’s also got his Friday night club. He is loving being so busy and is loving being back at school with all of his friends – he has even got a school trip this Thursday that he is very excited about!
We were recently contacted by Sports Direct asking if we would like some items from their kids range to help Jack settle in back to school. We use Sports Direct a lot for all our sporty needs – having a golf mad partner and son means we spend a lot of time shopping in there and only recently bought all of Jack’s football training items in there!
We were given a list of items to choose from: a pair of school shoes, a pair of trainers or football boots, a jacket, a bag, a bottle, a shirt and some shorts. Now I couldn’t find a pair of shorts in his size but I did ask for something from each of the other sections so what did we choose?
For school shoes, there was only one brand we could choose – Kickers. Both Steve and I remember having Kickers when we were little and wanted Jack to try them too as we remembered just how good quality they are. We picked these Kickers Fragma Slip On Shoes which usually retail at £44.99 but are currently on sale for just £30! Jack has been to school in them for the last few days and they are withstanding an energetic five year old well – I’d normally be seeing at least one or two scuffs on his shoes by now! They fit well and look very smart.
Now as I mentioned before, we recently grabbed Jack’s football stuff from Sports Direct so he wasn’t in total need of trainers or football boots but when he saw Sidewalk Sport wheely trainers (usually £47.99, down to £29), he begged me for them and Sports Direct were more than happy for him to try them. He obviously won’t be using these at school but will definitely make the walk to school a little faster and he can change into his school shoes there, haha!
Now Jack isn’t allowed to take any bags other than his book bag in on a regular day at school due to lack of storage space – they have pegs for their coats, shelves for their bottles and lunchboxes if they have packed lunch and boxes for their book bags. However since Jack also attends football after school on a Thursday, he needed something to store that in that he could take in and bring home every Thursday. This Minion character 3D backpack (usually £19.99, currently on sale for £7) is spacious enough to fit in all his football kit with room for anything else he needs to put in there.
With it getting close to Winter, Jack needed a decent coat that could withstand the elements – after all, we all know British weather is incredibly temperamental. This Karrimor Urban Jacket (£42.99 usually, half price at just £21.99) is perfect. It fits him well but also has space for him to grow a little. It is waterproof and windproof, has reflective detailing and has WeatherTite technology. Just what you need from a school jacket.
Finally we were sent this Character flip bottle, costing just £3.49 down from £5.99 and this Slazenger polo shirt (£3 – not pictured as it is in Jack’s PE kit at school). I must admit that we did have an accident with the bottle – it is a plastic bottle but Jack dropped the one we were sent on his third day at school and it shattered across the floor and he was very upset – luckily my mum managed to find him exactly the same one in our local store and he has been extra careful with it since.
The green tee has been perfect for PE as he is in the green team. It is good quality and I can see it lasting a long time.
We have been very impressed with the items we were sent to ensure Jack was sorted for back to school. They certainly do have a great range of children’s items – and if you hurry up, you may even get some of them on sale right now!