Jim Stevenson: Your back to school sports kit sorted


Start the new term as you mean to go on with a sports bag full of essentials, says Jarrold sports buyer Jim Stevenson

The summer holidays are in full swing, but thoughts are already turning towards the start of the new term at school, college or university, and to the new season of sport. When I was at school sport was my favourite subject. I am a naturally competitive person so sport was my thing as long as I won! I loved any sport, but particularly cricket and tennis and I longed to play hockey, but it was deemed too dangerous back then!

So when it came to back to school shopping, my sports kit was top of my list, lucky then that I grew up to become the sports buyer for Pilch at Jarrold.

When it comes to the new term, Pilch is a one-stop-shop for all new season product. We have all the specialist product for new season hockey, rugby and football, plus back to school essentials such as socks, bags and swim googles.

For those who like their fashionable brands, we have Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Grays Hockey, Gilbert Rugby, Asics instore and online, with a selection of items from these brands that are exclusive to us in Norwich.

However, we offer so much more than good products (but do check out our new term offers as you can get savings on all the essentials from hockey shoes to socks). We have knowledgeable staff who really know their stuff and will help you make the whole experience of shopping for the new term as stress-free as possible. Well, a lot less stressful than thinking about double maths (my least favourite subject at school!)

Jim’s new term sports kit checklist

Adidas IIC FB Team Bag

£28 (in sale)



Adidas Womens SRS 4 Hockey Shoe




Opro Junior Bronze Mouthguard 

£4.00 each



Canterbury Junior Phoenix Club 6 Stud Rugby Boot




Nike DriFit Lightweight Crew Sock - 3 Pair Pack (also available in white)




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