Welcome to the Toe Poke website.
Toe Poke is a new clothes and football merchandise brand, with a distinctive design image. It is Scotland’s only fans owned clothing brand, and we trade in football themed clothes to generate funding for grassroots football development in Dumfries and to support the work of Supporters Direct Scotland.
Our brand is inspired by a famous Scottish national team goal, and the broader sporting and cultural significance of the national team’s participation in the 1982 World Cup in Spain. The goal of course is David Narey’s strike versus Brazil, which the BBC summariser covering the match, Jimmy Hill, unfortunately described as a ‘toe poke!’ The phrase toe poke still raises a smile for many football fans in their late 40s and over, and we hope to develop our Company and sales with good humour and a dash of Scottish gallousness.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first ever Scotland v England international match, we’ve brought out a new design, a feel good moment for Scotland fans dating from 1976!
The Kenny Dalglish goal the design celebrates can be found here on Youtube, with superb commentary by the late David Coleman.
Thank you to Findlay Design for their support for this project.
Toe Poke will promote conciliatory messages linked to football and the universal experiences of playing the sport and being a fan. Toe Poke celebrates the positive contribute football can make to community life, and the importance of our Men’s, Women’s and Youth national teams.
The Toe Poke brand is owned and managed by Toe Poke Community Interest Company, which is registered in Moffat in the South of Scotland.
The Toe Poke Community Interest Company’s Mission Statement is to;