2020 has been a challenging year for many families and businesses around the country, and sports clubs are no exception to this. The introduction of government guidelines in March encouraging people to stay at home meant that many clubs were forced to cease their meetings, with almost no warning. This was a significant shock for many – this sudden cessation of activity disrupting the day to day running of many different pastimes. Luckily, it seems that normality is slowly starting to return to something close to normal. This means that as summer approaches, some sports clubs are now exploring ways that they can re-start meetings while still complying with safe social distancing guidelines. In order to celebrate this, many sports clubs are looking to commission their own special club ties.
Why a great tie is a great investment for your club
Whatever the nature of your club or organisation, a smart and stylish club tie can be an excellent addition to your club uniform. Everyone from rugby clubs, cricket clubs, shooting clubs and all manner of other sporting societies have designed unique ties, to mark special celebrations for their club. From centenaries to ties to mark international tours – ties can be a great way to remember an important period in your club’s history. The great news is that ties can be made to order, so whether you have a large or a small club, it’s perfectly possible to cater for every member. Some clubs are now investigating whether a smart new club tie will help their club make a fresh start, when they are able to resume meetings, post-lockdown.
When will sports meetings start happening again?
It is too early to judge when we will see a total return to normality in the UK, but as lockdown restrictions are gradually starting to ease, some organisations are starting to think about what their meetings and practices might look like in this ‘new normal’ world. Sports clubs face a unique set of challenges, compared to organisations focused on other less physical pursuits.
How quickly clubs can resume their activities will come down to how easily social distancing can be implements. This means that while golfers and members of shooting clubs are starting to enjoy their sports again, for some contact sports such as rugby, it could be a considerable time before club activities return to normal.
For some clubs, this has been a cause for concern. Club managers have expressed fears that this long delay will lead to their members losing interest in the sport, or finding new hobbies that are more in keeping with social distancing guidelines. While this is a legitimate concern, there are lots of possibilities for this kind of clubs to consider. Why not investigate the possibility of relaxed social gatherings, formal dinners, and any other events where members can keep a safe distance, while still enjoying the company and fraternity of the club?
So, whether you will be resuming your normal activities or undertaking some more formal events for your members, what better way to mark your return than a smart, new club tie? It might even be a good opportunity to host a special event to mark the launch of your new tie.
Smart, stylish and environmentally-friendly
One final factor to consider when choosing your club tie, is the environmental impact. Most traditional ties are produced using yarn – however what you might not know is that most yarn is produced from crude oil. However, there are some more eco-friendly options, for your environmentally conscious club. Innovative new yarns produced from recycled plastic bottles are paving the way in tie manufacturing. So your smart new club tie can also help the environment.