HT Sports

About HT Sports

Founded in 1974 by well-known local sportsman Henry Tilly, HT Sports has grown throughout the years.

Its original strengths were cricket & school sportswear but on his retirement in 1996 the family run Minerva Football Company purchased HT Sports and with their huge influence in the football world have enabled HT Sports to expand the football side of the business.

Minerva Football Company was founded in 1955 by Adrian Metselaar and over the years his five sons joined the company. The famous Minerva branded football was used at Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane for nearly 30 years, West Ham's Upton Park for 25 years and Newcastle United's St. James Park for nearly 10 years.

The Minerva football was chosen many times for England Internationals and FA Cup Finals notably Sunderland vs Leeds in 1973 and UEFA Cup Final Spurs vs Anderlecht 1984.

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The five brothers John, Paul, Richard, Roy and Stuart have, with their sporting background knowledge, made HT Sports a specialist supplier of sports goods and apparel.

As a major independent supplier to schools and sports clubs of Nike, Errea, I-PRO, Umbro, Mitre, Gilbert, Stanno, Givova, Grays, Acerbis and Gray Nicolls, HT Sports can offer both quality and product expertise which might not be on offer from the big multiples.

In order to maintain the ultimate customer service, HT Sports have introduced 'in house' embroidery and printing systems. This has enabled us to offer a speedy & reliable service to all our valued customers including schools, football clubs & corporate companies.

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The Head Office / Showroom is based in St. Albans in Hertfordshire.

Quality, service and competitive prices are our objectives. Added to this is a family environment that puts the customer first.

Our delivery vans are constantly on the road 'backing up' our promise of reliable service and speedy delivery.

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Other school customers have included:

Parmiters – Garston, Stanborough – Welwyn Garden City, Dame Alice Owens – Potters Bar, Mount Grace – Potters Bar, Highgate Wood – Muswell Hill, John F Kennedy – Hemel Hempstead, Forest – Walthamstow, Sandringham – St. Albans, Verulam – St. Albans, Simon Balle – Hertford, Goffs – Cheshunt, Sheredes – Hoddesdon, Cheshunt – Cheshunt, Bishops Hatfield – Hatfield, St. Marys – Bishops Stortford, John Warner – Hoddesdon, Broxbourne – Broxbourne, Immanuel College – Bushey, Duncombe – Hertford, Heath Mount - Hertford, Queens - Bushey, Fleetville JS – St Albans, Wheatfields JS – St Albans, St Albans Girls School – St Albans, William Austin JS – Beds, The Arnold House School – London

Football club customers have included:

Brentwood Athletic - Broxbourne Borough - Benson United - Barnfield Colts - Berkhamsted Raiders - Boxmoor Eagles - Broxbourne Rangers - Comets Sports - Cheshunt - Chase Side Youth - Colney Heath - Cockfosters - Caddington - Cuffley - East Herts - Echoes Youth - Evergreen - Enfield Rangers - Enfield Colts - Enfield Borough - Enfield Town - Garston Boys - Hertford Town - Harvesters - Harpenden Colts - Hemel Hempstead Town Youth - Hemel Athletic - Hatfield Youth - Hatfield Town - John Warner Youth - Kirkley & Pakefield - Kings Langley Youth - Leverstock Green - Leverstock Green Youth - London Colney Colts - London Colney - Leighton United - London Road Junior - Loudwater - Middlesex County Assc. - Markyate Youth - Norseman Youth - Nascot Wood Rangers - Nazeing Youth - Oxhey Jets Youth - Old Owens Assc. - Olympiacos Youth - Oakhill Tigers - Potters Bar United - Potters Bar Town - Potters Bar Crusaders - Park Street Village - PSV Youth - Panathinaikos Youth - Phoenix - Park View Rangers - Repton Casuals - Spurs Foundation - South Kilburn - St. Albans City Youth - St Albans Rangers - Score Soccer Coaching - St. Albans Wanderers - Wormley Youth - Waltham Cross Youth - Wheathampstead Wdrs. - Watford Internet FC - Watford Sports FC - Ware Youth

Cricket club customers have included:

Broxbourne - Cheshunt - Hertford - Potters Bar - Southgate Adelaide - Wormley - Hoddesden - Roving Reporters

Other sports club customers have included:

Britannia Lacrosse - Borough of Broxborne Rugby - Cheshunt Boxing - City of St. Albans Swimming - St Albans Masters Swimming - G.B. Masters Underwater Hockey - Herne Hill Harriers Athletics - Harpenden S.C. Swimming - Hatfield S.C. Swimming - Harrow T.C. Trampoline - Lea Valley Academy Karate - Leahoe H.C. Hockey - London Boxing Academy - Mildmay Table Tennis - Mauritius Sports Assc. - Midlands Lacrosse - Mill Green J.G.C. Golf - MSS Sport Soccer School - New Frontiers Hockey - Park Street Ladies Hockey - Potters Bar S.C. Swimming - Potters Bar G.C. Gymnastics - Phoenix Flyers Trampoline - Potters Bar G.S. Golf - Potters Bar N.C. Netball - Royal Enfield Gun Club - GB Special Olympics Athletics - Stagefurther Dance Club - University of Birmingham Lacrosse - University of Kent Football - Verulam A.S Angling Club - Verulam S.C Swimming - Watford District PE Assc Golf - Winchmore Hill/Enfield Hockey - Watford Harriers Athletics - White Hart Players Cribbage

HT Sports, also Henry Tilly (incorporating Minerva), based in Hertfordshire are specialists in the supply of sportswear, sports apparel, corporate wear and sports equipment for schools and clubs throughout the UK. HT Sports specialise specifically in the supply of sportswear and equipment for football, cricket, rugby, volleyball, basketball, netball, golf, athletics, boxing, skiing, swimming, running, soccer, and hockey clubs & teams. HT Sports stock all major sports brands including, Nike, Umbro, Errea, Gilbert, I-PRO, Stanno, Mitre, Givova and Grays. Corporate wear can also be supplied, including, polo shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, t-shirts, holdalls, hats. HT Sports also offer a comprehensive printing, embroidery and engraving service for school sports teams and sports clubs. A full range of non-clothing sports equipment is also available, including bats, balls, nets, goals, posts, cones, rackets, whistles, trophies, awards, cups, sacks, holdalls, and bags.

Special Offers Trophies Corporate & Workwear clothing Staff Sportswear School PE Kit Club Sportswear