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4th December 2012
New Sports Store for Old Trafford
New Sports Store for Old Trafford
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First Community Sports Store Comes To North West as Squirrel Sports Opens Doors To the Public this Saturday.

Sports nuts will get their fill when Kukri opens its new Squirrel Sports store at Lancashire CCC on Saturday December 8th.

It will be the area’s first stand alone community sports store and follows on from the opening of the hugely successful sister Squirrel shop in Sutton Coldfield in June earlier this year.

To celebrate the store’s first week in business, all visitors will receive a FREE ‘Lucky Dip’ discount gift voucher when visiting the store with three great discounts up for grabs including 10%, 15% or 25% off all products purchased during this special week, perfect for Christmas stocking filler.

LCCC official kit supplier, Kukri has had lots of success building and developing partnerships with sports clubs, universities, schools and individuals in the area and this will be key in helping continue those relationships.

Kukri’s Laura Thomas, adds: “We would like the Squirrel Sports Store to be a hub to the sporting community in Manchester and the North West of England.

We have relocated the existing Cricket Store at LCCC and we will continue to sell a wide selection of cricket clothing and equipment, and of course still support LCCC with a full merchandise range and England range. The difference with the new Squirrel Sports store is that we’ll also sell clothing and equipment for a host of other sports too – including rugby, netball, hockey & swimming to name a few. We also stock top of the range items from well known brands such as Aqua-Sphere, Molton, Nike, Kookaburra and Asics.

Being involved with the local community is key to the Squirrel Sports ethos, so much so, we will hold stock for local schools and clubs, this means parents, pupils and club members can buy their kit off the shelf.

We really hope this becomes far more than a cricket store, with fantastic support from LCCC the relocation makes the shop accessible from the road with parking available on-site. We would also like to thank LCCC for making this unique proposition possible.”

Sale Grammar, Altrincham Grammar, Wellington School and Oldham College will be  among the first local partners to see their kit on display in the new store but as Kukri is all about community we look forward to establishing links with many more clubs and schools in the area.

Kukri's North West Sales Manager, Tom Rothwell, comments: "The concept of a community sports store is very unique and I really hope local Schools and Sports Clubs embrace this service. Through dedicated Squirrel Sport staff, providing a personal and honest service I truly believe The Squirrel Sports Store will bring a completely new feel to how Schools and Sports Clubs receive their kit. In time I hope many clubs and Schools within Manchester choose to benefit from this service and I look forward to seeing the positive impact the Squirrel Store makes on this sporting community".

Opening hours are:
Mon-Fri:  8am-6pm (Christmas period), then 10am-7pm (from 1st January 2013)
Sat:          9am-5pm
Sun:         Closed

Address: Squirrel Sports Store, LCCC, Brian Statham Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PX. Tel: 0161 848 8611.