Do you have a footy that won't hold its air? Whether it's been sitting in a cupboard or on a mantle piece for a decade or was kicked into an angry rose bush and will no longer inflate. Sherrin can help out

Sherrin offers a re-bladdering service for all official sized balls that have a bladder that won't keep air.
You can contact us via email at scoresby@russellfactoryoutlet.com.au or on (03) 9765 5906

Re-bladdering costs $14.99 plus any shipping costs. You're welcome to drop the ball off and pick up during the outlet's operation hours Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 Saturday 9:00 - 3:00 (1-2 week turn around during peak times) at 5 Lakeview Drive Scoresby, Vic 3179

Re-Bladdering can only be performed on official sized balls 5, 4.5, 4, 3, 2 & 1 (re-bladdering service cannot be completed on novelty sized balls)

If you feel your bladder has a manufacturing fault and should fall under warranty please return the ball to the place of purchase and they may organise a re-bladder on your behalf, or replace the ball directly.  

Feel free to contact us for any other questions

Leather 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

PVC balls
1. Suitable for grass use only - As it is a softer material, use on hard or abrasive surfaces may irreversibly damage the material  
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



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


1. Sherrin balls will have a recommended inflation unit printed around their inflation valves ie 69kPa, 45kPa, 30kPa, 25kPa etc
2. This metric pressure unit is kPa (kilopascal). NOTE: 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.
3. This is not a guide this should be considered a maximum. If you exceed the recommended inflation you risk damaging the stitching and also voiding the warranty
4. NOTE 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
5. 6.9 kPa = 1 pSi
6. Ensure to lubricate the needle before every time
7. 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
8. Inflation gauges can be purchased here




1. Make sure to check with the post office or courier service how the ball is being sent. If it is being sent via air (international & interstate), it is essential to deflate the ball as the added air pressure can force the bladder to expand and potentially damage the stitching of your football.
2. If shipping internationally you must deflate the ball. If you don't you not only risk the ball being damaged but your package may not be allowed through customs and you will need to pay for shipping twice.