Trophies, shields and cups are old hat. These days people would rather be recognised for their great work with a customised gift. Something that looks great, carries the club colours and actually gets used. It sure beats having a medallion or a plastic figurine on a plinth that just sits on the shelf and gathers dust.
If you’re looking for a keepsake your players will use and appreciate long after the season ends, look no further.
We’ve put together a list of alternatives that are both practical and affordable.
1. Customised shirts
Shirts are always a team-favourite. They won’t break the bank and players can wear them with pride time and time again.
We offer screen-printed tees customised to fit your team’s colours and logo, in a vast range of sizes. With plenty of choice, you’ll be hard pressed to find a design we can’t do!
While screen printing is our most affordable option for smaller quantities, here at Uniform Link we’re also big fans of sublimation printed tees, polos and singlets.
So, when you speak to one of our uniform experts, we’ll help you decide the best solution based on your desired design, quantity and budget.
2. Team towels
Our custom branded towels are a guaranteed hit with any team.
Made from eco-friendly, 100% cotton terry towelling, they come in custom, high-quality, digitally printed designs. With multiple towel sizes to choose from, and the ability to create a fully customised design in your club colours, what’s not to love?
Over the years we’ve made towels for lots of clubs, schools and sporting events. And we keep seeing them at the beach, at the gym, even at camping grounds. It’s amazing to think you can give a quality gift that keeps giving, showcasing your team pride here, there and everywhere, year after year.
3. Everybody wants a gear bag
Perfect for training and game day, gear bags (also known as a back sack) are the ultimate utility “trophy”.
Featuring premium zips and hardware, durable and colourfast material, and a generous capacity, gear bags strike the balance between practicality and style.
These beauties are loved by all the major events (think triathlons, fun runs, Scouts club jamborees) that we supply. They make a great ‘throw and go’ bag and can even be used for your wet gear.
4. Custom branded headwear
This sun-safe trophy alternative doesn’t just look good, it’s something that will be cherished a hell of a lot more than a piece of metal or plastic.
Uniform Link does it all, from the caps to visors and bucket hats. Our custom-branded headwear options come in a variety of styles and colours, so you can flex your team pride muscles in a way that truly reflects your club.
5. Sublimated umbrellas
Rain, hail, or shine, with a custom branded umbrella on hand, you’ll always look like a winner. Not to mention these are a sideline essential for those supporters (read: parents and partners) who have to brave the elements.
Our sublimated umbrellas offer an incredible colour range with superior longevity. The fiberglass umbrella shaft and ribs means you’ll have protection even on a windy game day. To top it off, with auto-opening and a soft, comfy handle, custom branded umbrellas are a no-brainer – and definitely not a typical trophy idea.
Get creative with your team trophies
At Uniform Link, we believe that trophies shouldn’t be dull or boring. So why not swap out your end of year keepsake for something that looks great but is also practical and long-lasting.
Want to ditch the cliche trophies and upgrade to a good looking (and practical alternative) with Uniform Link. Contact us today to see how we can make it happen!