Toe Poke, the Dumfries based football sports brand, operated by a social enterprise, has launched a fantastic new range of clothes to celebrate Scotland’s qualification for the 2024 UEFA European Championships.
The national team enjoyed a superb qualifying campaign to reach next year’s finals in Germany. Tens of thousands of tartan army fans are expected to go to the finals, and some may even have tickets.
The new Toe Poke design celebrates another successful era for the national team – the 1960s. Scotland were one of the best national teams in the World in that period, and in May 1967 beat England 3-2 at Wembley with a team featuring Denis Law, Billy Bremner, John Grieg and Jim Baxter. The new design features an illustration of the iconic moment in the match when Baxter did keepie-uppies to reinforce Scotland’s superiority in the game. It was a gallus time. Scotland fans and media decided we were now the World Champions, as England were beaten for the first time since they won the World Cup in 196. Celtic and Rangers both contested European Finals a month later in May 1967, the same month the Kinks released Waterloo Sunset.
Toe Poke is Scotland’s only football fans owned sports brand. The range of clothing, now available on the Toe Poke website, www.toepokescotland.com is aimed at fans of our national teams – before Toe Poke clothing was introduced, there was a poverty of choice for Scotland supporters who want to show off their colours, without wearing replica jerseys.
Toe Poke founder and Director Ian Barr said, “There is a wonderful connection between the fans and the national team at the moment. Long may it continue. The new Toe Poke designs whilst being contemporary and stylish, are aimed at older fans, who love our special football heritage. Toe Poke also helps the local economy, by retaining money here, as all orders are made up and distributed by Rostrum Sportswear of Lochmaben.
For full information go to www.toepokescotland.com