Hereward Teamwear & Trophies is jointly owned by David Oxer & Ady Barkess.
Dave started out in the sports trade in 1964 working in a sports shop and then was a founder member of the well known local sports store Hereward Sports in 1972. This name still exists in our current form today. During this time Dave was elected onto the Intersport buying group and was Managing Director of both Hereward Sports & Intersport in Peterborough during the 80's & 90's.
Hereward was an institution locally, generations of families used the shop for all there sports equipment and was built on great service, knowledgeable staff and competitive pricing. These principals still remain and are at the heart of what we do today.
Ady Barkess joined Hereward Sports in 1985. A keen local sportsman himself he was one of the famous "Saturday Lads" the shop employed. A keen eye for new product and willingness to learn saw Ady progress from Supervisor, to buyer and then Ground Floor Manager before leaving Hereward to persue a sales role with Mitre Sports after being head hunted in 1991.
During this time he was involved in sales, product development and key accounts looking after the likes of Tottenham, West Ham & Norwich City FC.
After 10 years on the road, Ady rejoined Dave at Hereward Teamwear and invested as an equal partner.
The company has continued to thrive and is proud of the reputation it has earned for service, quality and reliability when supplying to a local team, national club or business and in some cases global brands.
At present Hereward Teamwear are sponsors of The Peterborough Junior Alliance League, Peterborough Sunday Morning League, & The Peterborough Football Association. These sponsorships are our way of giving something back to local grass roots football, we have been involved in supporting many Leagues, clubs & associations since the day we started.
We are also proud to be the Number 1 bespoke matchball supplier to non-leagues in the UK, this title was awarded to us in 2010 by Mitre Sports in recognition of our impressive portfolio of leagues we supply on a national basis. This part of the business continues to grow.
We continue to get recommended by our customers both local and from afar which is a sign we are doing something right!