Maintenance & Care guide for your Sherrin football

Maintenance & Care

RE-BLADDERING

Re-bladdering

Sherrin now offers an online re-bladder service. 

Using the best quality latex bladder and laces, installed by our expert football makers at our Melbourne Manufacturing Centre, we can re-bladder balls ranging from Adults and Juniors alike (sizes 5, 4, 3, 2 & 1)

More information on the Re-bladder Service Page

If you believe your football bladder may have a manufacturing fault and it was purchased from Sherrin.com.au, please contact our helpdesk, you will be required to supply your Order Id and some general information. If it was purchased elsewhere, please return the ball to the place of purchase.

CARE & HANDLING

Care & Handling

Leather Balls & PVC Balls 

  1. Suitable for grass use only - As leather is a softer material, use on hard or abrasive surfaces may irreversibly damage the leather. 
  2. Keep football out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.
  3. If using in wet weather please ensure to towel dry after use and allow to dry inside - DO NOT USE A HEATER OR HAIR DRYER etc.
  4. Only use the ball as it was intended to be used.

Synthetic rubber balls

  1. Suitable for all surfaces
  2. Keep football out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time
  3. Only use the ball as it was intended to be used

STORAGE

Storage

How to store your Sherrin

  1. Please store in a cool, dry place
  2. Do not keep cars for extended periods of time as the heat may expand the bladder and cause damage to the ball 
  3. Keep football out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time
  4. Ensure to keep some air in the bladder at all times except for short periods or if you are shipping (see Shipping segment for more detail) 
  5. Keeping balls in display stands or boxes may create indentations or marks in leather and printing over long periods of time

INFLATION

Inflation

All Sherrin footballs have a recommended inflation unit printed around their inflation valves i.e. 69kPa, 45kPa, 30kPa, 25kPa etc. This metric pressure unit is kPa (kilopascal). Be careful to not confuse psi (pounds square inch) with kPa as psi has roughly 10x more pressure than kPa and will rapidly and easily damage your ball. For your reference 6.9 kPa = 1 pSi.

If you do exceed the recommended inflation guide you risk damaging the stitching and also voiding the warranty. If you do over-inflate a ball, release the pressure immediately. It may not be apparent just by looking at the ball that it is over-inflated, another sign is if it is hard to the touch, after use, the stitching can possibly give way.

To correctly inflate your footy be sure to follow the below steps:

  1. Make sure that the bladder is in the centre of the ball.
  2. If using a hand pump make sure to place the ball on a flat surface as the needle can heat up and bend or snap off if weight is put on it.
  3. To inflate the ball apply a drop of silicone oil/Vaseline into the valve or on the needle.
  4. The correct way to inflate the ball is to hold the bladder from the valve panel tightly and only then insert the needle.
  5. Partially inflate the ball and make sure the bladder is in the correct position, then inflate to correct pressure. Do not over-inflate.
  6. Inflation gauges can be purchased here