We are a relatively sporty household here.
I’ve played amateur sport since childhood. I was a member of a cricket club, a hockey club, played football for my school and a local boys team as well as playing golf, badminton, tennis, volleyball and trying other things like horse riding and skateboarding.
We had a giant sports cupboard in our home, it had huge double doors, and if you opened them without thought you were likely to get buried under an avalanche of sporting equipment.
I was regularly extolled the costs of all these things, and how expensive children getting into sport is, especially as they grow so quickly and regularly need replacement kit.
One other problem is sports shops tend to do kids equipment as an addition to their core activity, rather than as a speciality.
Meaning parents are often bereft of any quality advice in sports shops, and can end up buying ill-fitting equipment or gear that doesn’t last very long. All of which makes the process even more expensive.
Which is where Little Big Sports comes in.
Little Big Sports was set up by Katie, a mother of two, who was fed up of getting duff or no advice on where to buy the right size cricket bat for her young son.
The aim of the company is simple, to enable parents to find equipment specifically designed for children under 12 years of age.
Sports covered include: cricket, hockey, athletics, badminton, tennis, swimming, golf, cycling, basketball, netball, rounders, rugby and softball.
They've also recently expanded the product range into outdoor play equipment and trampolines.
The site is easily navigated, organised by sport as well as having a search facility across all of its items.
Everything can be sorted by size and age, but you can get in contact with Little Big Sports for free in order to get specific advice for your child.
Which is what they are all about.
They also want to make the process of buying sporting equipment even cheaper for one family by giving away £50 worth of equipment here, on this blog.
All you have to do to enter is complete the simple rafflecopter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: Little Big Sports sent Max some rather snazzy cricket equipment, to kit him up for the 2015 season.