Oddballs (company)

Oddballs is a company which sells underwear, socks, and other clothing.

Oddballs
IndustryClothing
FoundedSeptember 2014
Founders

HistoryEdit

The company was launched in September 2014 by footballer Steve Harper, rugby player Richard Metcalfe, and former CEO of Newcastle Falcons Paul Varney.[1][2] It was established after Harper heard that his friend Jonás Gutiérrez had testicular cancer.[3]

ProductsEdit

Oddballs manufactures licensed clothing. In 2018, it manufactured Burnley F.C. underwear.[4]

CharityEdit

The company donates 10% from the sale price of each pair of underwear to testicular cancer charities,[1][5] and distributes guides for one to check themselves for signs of testicular cancer with its products.[6] By 2021, over £600,000 had been raised.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ford, Coreena (2015-07-09). "Former Newcastle United player Steve Harper's firm Oddballs pulls in £225,000 investment". Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  2. ^ Hugill, Steven (2015-07-09). "Newcastle United keeper out to make latest move a success". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 2022-01-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Thompson, Craig (2015-09-24). "NUFC star and Newcastle Falcons pal set to launch charity to raise awareness of testicular cancer". Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 2022-01-18.
  4. ^ Marko, Nic (2018-01-09). "PICTURES: New range of Burnley FC's Oddballs underwear". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 2022-01-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Smithfield, Jackie (2015-03-10). "NUFC good guys come together for great cause". NUFC The Mag. Retrieved 2022-01-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "The gloves are off". North East Times. 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2022-01-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "New Oddballs Range Available". Oxford United. 2021-10-15. Retrieved 2022-01-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)