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TFFC PLAYING KITS – SEASON BY SEASON

Below is featured the Club's colours season by season, together with the numerous sponsors.

1970/72 – white shirts (player's own school PE t-shirts!), navy shorts (again, standard PE shorts!)
1973/76 – yellow shirts with white trim (new shirts purchased from Pullens of Temple Fortune Parade), navy or white shorts
1976/77 (inaugural league season) –1st XI: emerald green & white vertical striped shirts, emerald green shorts (new kit purchased from Soccertogs by mail order)
1977/781st XI: unchanged
1978/791st XI: royal blue shirts with red & white stripe on sleeves, royal blue shorts with red & white side stripe (new kit purchased from Coffer Sports)
1979/801st XI: unchanged; 2nd XI (newly formed): sky blue shirts, sky blue shorts (new kit purchased from Coffer Sports)
1980/811st XI: red shirts with blue & white stripe on sleeves, red shorts with blue & white side stripe (new kit purchased from Coffer Sports); 2nd XI: unchanged
1981/821st XI: red & black vertical striped shirts, red shorts (new shirts purchased from Pullens of Temple Fortune Parade); 2nd XI: unchanged shirts, new royal blue shorts
1982/831st XI: unchanged; 2nd XI: royal blue shirts formerly worn by 1st XI, red shorts (1st XI's 1980/81 batch)
1983/841st XI: unchanged shirts, new red shorts; 2nd XI: yellow shirts with red pinstripes, yellow shorts (new kit purchased from Umbro Sports)
1984/851st XI: unchanged; 2nd XI: unchanged
1985/861st XI: yellow shirts with red pinstripes formerly worn by 2nd XI, new red shorts; 2nd XI: red shirts formerly worn by 1st XI, royal blue shorts (2nd XI's 1981/82 batch)
1986/871st XI: unchanged; 2nd XI: unchanged
1987/881st XI: yellow shadow striped shirts, red shorts (new kit sponsored and supplied by Pollard Sports); 2nd XI: maroon shirts with sky blue trim, sky blue shorts (new kit sponsored by Kersens)
1988/891st XI: yellow shirts with red pinstripes, red shorts (a second new kit sponsored and supplied by Pollard Sports); 2nd XI: unchanged
1989/901st XI: yellow shirts with red sleeves, red shadow-striped shorts with yellow side stripe (new kit from New Olympic, sponsored by Ultratown); 2nd XI: unchanged
1990/911st XI: yellow shirts with red sleeves, red shorts with yellow side stripe (new kit from New Olympic, sponsored by Zoo Systems); 2nd XI: Ultratown kit formerly worn by 1st XI
1991/921st XI: unchanged; (2nd XI folded at end of previous season – the Ultratown shirts were sold to M(S)FL Premier Division side Mill Hill United for £80!)
1992/931st XI: yellow shirts with red pinstripes (new shirts sponsored by Salamon Boys), same red shorts
1993/941st XI: unchanged; Old Boys XI (newly formed): navy blue & sky blue diagonalled shirts, navy shorts (formerly worn by Highgate Wanderers FC and provided by Nick Waitsman)
1994/951st XI: Zoo Systems kit, new red shorts; Old Boys XI: Salamon Boys kit formerly worn by 1st XI
1995/961st XI: yellow shirts with navy sleeves and red & navy trim, navy shorts with red side pinstripes (new kit from Kellys of Liverpool, sponsored by Kingsleys Estates); Old Boys XI: unchanged
1996/971st XI: unchanged; Old Boys XI: unchanged shirts, new red shorts
1997/981st XI: unchanged; 2nd XI (reformed): Zoo Systems kit; Old Boys XI: unchanged
1998/991st XI: unchanged; 2nd XI: yellow shirts with red & navy narrow stripes on one side of front and red trim, red shadow-striped shorts (new kit from Pendle Sportswear, sponsored by Haltons); Old Boys XI: unchanged
1999/001st XI: yellow & red broad vertical striped shirts, red trim, red shorts with broad yellow side stripe (new kit from Kellys of Liverpool, partly sponsored by TFFC Honorary Members); 2nd XI: unchanged; Old Boys XI: Kingsleys kit
2000/01 1st XI: unchanged; 2nd XI: unchanged shirts, new red shadow-striped shorts; Old Boys XI: unchanged shirts, new red shorts with black & white patterned sides.
2001/021st XI: unchanged shirts, new red shadow-striped shorts; 2nd XI: unchanged; Old Boys XI: unchanged shirts, new red shadow-striped shorts.
2002/031st XI: yellow shirts with navy side panels, navy & red trim (new shirts from Pendle Sportswear, sponsored by Turnhold Properties), unchanged shorts; 2nd XI: yellow shirts with navy side panels, navy & red trim (new shirts from Pendle Sportswear, sponsored by Winckworth Sherwood Solicitors), unchanged shorts; Old Boys XI: Haltons shirts, new red shadow-striped shorts.
2003/041st XI: unchanged; 2nd XI: unchanged; Old Boys XI: unchanged
2004/051st XI: unchanged, new red shadow-striped shorts; Old Boys XI: yellow shirts with navy flashes & red piping; yellow shorts with navy seams & red piping (new kit from Maudesport, sponsored by Bekhors.com)
2005/061st XI: reintroduction of the Turnhold Properties kit; Old Boys XI: unchanged.
2006/07 – Both teams: green and white vertical striped shirts, green shorts (new kit from Soccer Company, sponsored by Gary Bekhor)
2007/081st XI: unchanged; Old Boys XI: red shirts with yellow flashes and trim, red shorts with yellow flashes (new kit from Soccer Company, sponsored by Ellis & Co)
2008/091st XI: reintroduction of the Bekhors.com all-yellow and navy kit; Old Boys 'A' XI: red and yellow shirts from Ellis & Co kit, with new yellow shorts with red flashes; Old Boys 'B' XI: yellow shirts with red flashes and trim (new), red shorts with yellow flashes from 2007/08 Ellis & Co kit (combined new kit from Soccer Company, sponsored by Ellis & Co)
2009/101st XI: red and yellow Ellis & Co shirts used by the Old Boys 'A' XI, with yellow shorts; Old Boys XI: unchanged (ie. kit worn by the Old Boys 'B' team)
2010/111st XI: yellow shirts with red curved band, red shorts (new kit from Pro Teamwear UK, sponsored by Daniel Stewart & Co); 2nd XI: red and yellow Ellis & Co kit used by the 1st XI; Old Boys XI: unchanged.
2011/121st XI: unchanged. However, in December 2011, this kit was stolen from a player's car and replaced with a new kit from Pro Teamwear UK carrying the same Daniel Stewart & Co logo and the new 'Gold Stars' TFFC badge; 2nd XI: Maudesport shirts, sponsored by Bekhors.com (from 2004/05 Old Boys kit), red shorts with yellow flashes (from 2007/08 Old Boys kit); Old Boys XI: unchanged shirts but with yellow shorts with red flashes (from 2008/09 1st XI kit)
2012/131st XI: unchanged; 2nd XI: red and yellow Ellis & Co shirts previously used by the 2nd XI in 2010/11, with yellow shorts; Old Boys XI: unchanged shirts but with red shorts with yellow flashes.
2013/141st (MSFL) XI: unchanged; Old Boys (Masters) XI: unchanged. However, in December 2013, a new kit from Pro Teamwear UK (as part of the Club's 45th anniversary commemoration) replaced the previous Ellis & Co kit – red shirts with yellow curved band, red shorts and yellow socks
2014/151st XI: unchanged; Old Boys XI: unchanged
2015/161st XI: reintroduction of the Ellis & Co yellow shirts with red flashes and trim, unchanged shorts, new navy and red socks; Old Boys XI: unchanged



Above: James Ryan (left), proprietor of the Golders Green branch of Ellis & Co, and TFFC Chairman Nigel Kyte, proudly display a new shirt from the Old Boys Team playing kit on 11th December 2013. The new shirts carry a special '45 Years' badge to commemate the Club's 45th anniversary.



Socks: Over the years, the most popular colour of TFFC socks has been red; for many seasons plain red was used but often with yellow hoops at the top or yellow turn-overs with red hoops. One set of red socks featured yellow hoops all the way down. However, to continue the use of navy as a third complimentary colour, between seasons 2002/03 and 2004/05 all three teams wore navy socks with yellow & navy hooped tops. Red socks with navy hoops or navy turn-overs with red hoops were also used. Rarely were yellow or amber socks worn; the most recent season being 2008/09 when yellow socks with red hoops at the top were used by the Old Boys 'B' team. For 2015/16, new navy socks with red flashes were purchased for the 1st XI.

'Clash' shirts: The Club first purchased a set of royal blue shirts to be used specifically as secondary colours from Credit Lyonnaise Bank in 1977. The shirts were worn just once in a cup tie, worn with the green shorts. Other 'old' kits, such as the red and blue shirts of the early eighties, were subsequently used as 'clash' colours in later seasons. In 2000, the Club bought a set of 'Barcelona' red shirts, followed by a set of green shirts with white trim in 2002, to reflect the inaugural M(S)FL colours of 1976. Two sets of original shirts – namely the blue and sky blue Coffer shirts – were later donated to Sunnyfield School in Hendon. From 2007/08 onwards, the green and white Bekhor kits were available as 'clash' colours. During the 2009/10 season, the First XI used one of the sets of 2002/03 yellow shirts held in stock when required to change. From 2010/11 onwards, the First XI returned to using the green and white Bekhor kit as 'clash' colours, whilst the Second XI, whilst playing in red as first choice colours in 2012/13, used the 2002 Winckworth Sherwood shirts. With the Second XI's demise at the end of the 2012/13 season, the remaining M(S)FL team used the same red shirts as their 'clash' shirts.