Is your Nike football kit compliant?


Our official retail partner, Discount Football Kits, is a main retailer in the UK stocking the Nike Striped Team Shirt, which complies with the FA Standard Code of Rules.

We understand that a number of our affiliated clubs and teams have been having issues with a particular style of Team Shirt that is available to order from the current Nike Catalogue.

Nike recently launched the new Striped Division II Jersey in spring of this year as part of their new Team Wear 2016 range. This specific long sleeved jersey has been deemed as not meeting the requirements of the FA Standard Code of Rules, being approximately 85% black.

The FA Standard Code of Rules, states in section 9 that “no player, including the goalkeeper, shall be permitted to wear black or very dark shirts.”

Nike, being proactive in supporting English grassroots football, have provided a special manufactured style of shirt in response to some of the colourways of their other striped shirts available that have too much black on the back of the shirt and on the front in the upper part of the body, making them non-compliant to the FA Standard Code of Rules.

Please do not get caught out by this FA ruling - if you have any questions about permitted kit then please contact us before making your purchase. Once you have personalised your kit with either numbers, club badges or sponsor logos, most retailers will not issue you with a refund.

We would, therefore, encourage clubs wearing striped shirts where one of the colours is black, or considering purchasing any, to purchase the “clean” Nike shirt from our official retail partner, Discount Football kits, as shown in in the graphic above.

This exclusive Jersey, which is only available from Discount Football Kits, is currently worn as the home kit of CF Malaga for the 2016/2017 season and is available at the same retail price as the Nike Striped Division II Jersey from August 2016.

To view and order this exclusive alternative shirt from Discount Football Kits please click here or for further information or any advice regarding this issue contact their team directly on 08456 42 1966 /

Alternatively please visit their unique club web shop platform to register your interest, where a member of their partnership team shall be in touch