Jun ’98’ – Selsport Launch
Selsport was launched by Roberto Forzoni to meet the need of the specialist goalkeeper. Selsport and the ‘S’ winged logo was born, the imposing logo remains today giving professional goalkeepers the assurance of comfort and grip when taking to the field.
The legendary Wrappa glove was launched and became an instant success.
Season ’99’ – Paul Robinson
England and Blackburn goalkeeper wears one of the first versions of the Selsport Wrappa. Robinson gets his chance to deputise for Nigel Martyn (another Selsport keeper) during the 98/99 season against Chelsea and keeps a clean sheet.
Season ’00’ – Fleece Deflector
A specialist fleece glove enters the Selsport stable offering the goalkeeper increased warmth in cooler conditions and lessening the chance of hand sprains. The Deflector expresses the innovative and forward thinking of Selsport.
Season ’01’ – Bosnich Debut
Mark Bosnich joins Chelsea from Manchester United – wears the Deflector Fleece
and makes his debut against Leeds 21/10/2001. Makes three courageous saves against Viduka, Kewell & half volley by Rio Ferdinand resulting in a nil nil draw.
Season ’02’ – Aqua Debut
02’ saw the launch of a true performer. A wet/adverse condition glove specifically designed for extreme weather. Named the Aqua Wrappa
it first appeared with a distinctive aqua blue coloured latex. Orginals are now collectable.
Season ’03’ – Pioneering Techinque
The launch of a revolutionary glove featuring a titanium latex, offering a high degree of adhesive and increased durability – Wrappa Titanium.
• Interna Aqua Glove
• Pro Flex trouser
• Cotton padded rain Jacket
Season ’04’ – Proven Results
The Deflector Padded Rainjacket is launched offering the goalkeeper cover from cold/wet winter conditions. The launch of the Interna Pro-Flex glove heralds a landmark in glove technology while giving our keepers a clear edge.
Season ’05’ – Irresistible Force
The launch of the first specialist astro turf/hard ground match quality glove, featuring a new 4mm laminated latex exclusive to Selsport, called the Absorb Abrasion – Train Hard!
Season ’06’ – Right Choice
Selsport endorsee Shaka Hislop wore the EuroWrap in the thrilling 3-3 FA Cup final against Liverpool and for Trinidad & Tobago in the World Cup Finals – Hislop constantly defied Sweden earning a nil – nil draw.
Season ’07’ – Red Tab
Saw the inclusion of the Selsport ‘Red Tab’ an assurance of quality developed in conjuction with the new look Tri-lock wrist strap which aided keepers fit/support to the wrist area and provided needed grip when tightening straps in awkward conditions.
Season ’08’ – Heritage
2008 sees the launch of the Heritage collection which celebrates 10 years of Selsport leading the way in goalkeeping products.
Season ’09’ – Wrappa Elite
By fusing dynamics of Goalkeeping gloves with elements of Motorcycle gloves Selsport brings a new lightweight protection glove to the market which instantly proves an out right success.
The Elite incorporates a lightweight breathable AIR MESH vent system with a reinforced ELITE-LACRA composite backhand. Allowing the protection system to withstand demands of Elite goalkeeping with excellent punching properties, yet remains supremely lightweight.
Season ’10’ – Profile Launched
Selsport continue to bring innovation to goalkeepers of all levels with the launch of the Profile. The gloves focus is combining comfort with well thought out technology.
Season ’11’ – Season Finals
Selsport add to the Elite family after proving one of the brands most popular glove concepts, the Wrappa continues to fend off competition and be a favourite of Selsport professional endorsees.
Season ’12’ – Extreme Endeavour
‘Confidence and belief is everything’ becomes the new campaign slogan for Selsport’s 2012/13 season, which sees the arrival of eight deep embossed gloves which simply bare the name EXTREME.
Season ’13’ – The Best in the business
The 2012/13 season proves a busy time for Selsport. A new catalogue arrives and showcases the well thought out range of Selsport gloves with the ethos of “Confidence & Belief is Everything”. New lightweight fingers spines and a new bandage called the ‘Custodian Wrist Closure System’ wins plaudits from goalkeeping circles. Selsport goalkeeper Matt Duke makes a Capital One Cup Final when Bradford faced Swansea City.
Season ’14’ – Always Extreme
Following the outright success of the Extreme range of gloves Selsport introduce a Aqua with 4mm Aqua 7 Latex and deep backhand embossing this soon became a clear favourite for those wanting a wet weather performer.
Season ’15’ – New site and return of the Negative
An exciting new range comes out in July 2015 with an exciting new website which showcases the new arrives. Talk of the community is the Wrappa range which has extended to 20 gloves. Including the return of the Selsport Negative in Full & Flat variations.
More to follow shortly…www.selsport.com – Be part of it.