New Balance Football has officially launched its Blackout Squad competition in association with prodirectsoccer.com , offering amateur players around the UK the chance to become part of a select group to trial New Balance Football boots, just as the brand’s global professional player ambassadors do. The sign-up stage begining NOW and closing on 6th April 2015.
Inspired by the practice of pro-footballers trialling blacked out boots when testing new product, 60 competition winners will be the first members of public in the UK to get their hands on the highly sought-after New Balance boots.
To earn a place on the Blackout Squad applicants will be simply asked to share their views on everything New Balance Football through their social networks. Those chosen as part of the squad will receive new product drops throughout the 2015/16 season in the latest colourways before they hit the shelves.
New Balance’s squad of professional players is backing the scheme, encouraging amateur players around the UK to enter. New Balance sponsored player and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany added, “This is a really unique chance for players around the world who are passionate about football to be part of something very different. The competition is for players who believe they can stand out from the rest and are ready to become leaders amongst their teammates. I have never seen this sort of competition before where so many amateur players get the chance to trial boots before they are even on sale! It’s a fantastic opportunity and really is a ‘money can’t buy’ prize.”