Why 1895 Sports?

Founded in 2014 by sport enthusiasts, 1895 Sports are passionate about all things sport!

Our heritage is in rugby league, but our focus is very much on assisting you and your players, coaches and parents to enjoy whatever sport you love.

At 1895 Sports, we are proud to work with sports clubs of all sizes in and around the UK, supplying training wear, leisurewear and playing kit.

We are always keen to speak with anyone currently involved in rugby league, rugby union, netball, football, rowing and cycling, as we feel that we have products which will enable you and your players to perform on a game day.

Benefits of working with 1895 Sports include:

  • Bespoke kit designs
  • No minimum order
  • Delivery within six weeks

Our team

Mike Cooper: Co-owner and Director

Mike is currently playing for Wigan Warriors RL and England RL as a prop forward, and has been influential in marketing the company by utilising his experience within a sports team-based environment. Mike made his debut in 2006, taking part in two Grand Finals, winning the Challenge Cup and League Leaders shield. He has made over 270 appearances for Warrington Wolves and another 70 in the NRL for St George Illawara. He has represented his country 13 times for the Knights and England. Mike is married with two sons and lives in Warrington.

Sam Wareing: Managing Director

Sam worked in the sports business, starting out with a retail shop in Warrington selling rugby league shirts from all over the world, as well as having a specialist running shop. It was here that his journey with teamwear started, and he found himself dealing directly with factories who were manufacturing for some of the biggest brands in the sports world. Outside of this, Sam is a big Burnley FC fan and also enjoys taking in the odd Warrington Town FC game too.

Sports we work with


Rugby League



Rugby Union


Our Partner