Sockatyes was invented in 2001 by Russell Pointon, a former U.K. professional football player, to hold up his children's socks during football matches. After years of research and development, Sockatyes obtained its first patent in 2004, in addition to obtaining recognition by FIFA (the international governing body for football/soccer). Since then Sockatyes has developed into an internationally recognized and multi-faceted sports equipment, merchandising and advertising platform/product that serves the professional, amateur, student athlete and youth sports markets.
PortiRed is a worldwide-patented, highly visible advertising space that is placed next to the goal in outdoor sports, including international football/soccer, American football, etc. PortiRed was invented by Felipe Mora and he designed it with safety as top priority – it is fully flexible and upon impact, it will automatically return to its upright position. The PortiRed system is approved by FIFA and it has been approved and used by football federations and leagues all over the world, including:
Since the PortiRed system is placed next to the goal which is the key action area, it has very high visibility throughout a match, particularly during TV replays, game highlights and still pictures in online/offline match reports. It is also clearly visible from a variety of camera angles and shots. Hence the PortiRed system is an excellent advertising platform for sponsors. For clubs, leagues or even schools, PortiRed represents a new asset class and source of additional revenue which is simple to install and maintain.
Sockatyes Academy operate world-class international football/soccer camps for students from all over the world, staffed by internationally recognized coaches. Our first academy is located in Spain and we are opening more all over the world in the coming years.