How a Sherrin is made

Every leather Sherrin Australian Football made by the production team in Australia passes through 23 individual stages before becoming a completed football.

Some stages of production are kept as closely guarded secrets to ensure competitors can never match Sherrin's quality.

At the completion of each stage, a quality control check is completed to ensure that the ball meets Sherrin's strict quality control standards. Any balls which are defective, in even the smallest way, do not pass the rigid quality inspections.

Interestingly, Sherrin footballs are actually made from cowhide rather than pigskin or kangaroo hide as some people believe.

Sherrin: since 1880


Finally, it is easy in Canada, U.S.A., Europe and the U.K. to get the best footies — and at great prices.

Sherrin is the brand of football chosen by the AFL — Australia's premier competition. BigGrab is the only distributor of Sherrin footballs in North America and Europe.

Our products:

We offer Sherrin's full line of senior and junior footballs. Shipping of styles not shown here may take longer.

red Sherrin KB football, size 5

Sherrin KB #5

The full-size Kangaroo Brand football is Sherrin's premium ball, the same ball as used by the AFL (without the AFL branding).

$130.00 USD + shipping
red Sherrin Match football, size 5

Sherrin Match #5

The full-size Match football is the ball used in most of the leagues in Australia.

$115.00 USD + shipping SOLD OUT
red Sherrin Womens football

Sherrin Womens

Size 4.5 women's ball.

$105.00 USD + shipping
red Sherrin Match football, size 4

Sherrin Match #4

Junior size Match football.

$100.00 USD + shipping

Other styles that are available:

  • Official AFL Game Balls
  • KB Footballs (other sizes available)
  • Match Footballs (other sizes available)
  • Synthetic Footballs
  • Soft Touch Footballs
  • AFL Team Footballs (synthetic or PVC)

Shipping costs

Shipped by Canada Post

For single ball purchases: $20.00 CDN to either Canada or USA.

Footballs are shipped by Canada Post Regular Parcel and can take between 7-16 days depending on the time of year. Expedited shipping is available at an extra cost (please contact us).

(For U.K. and Europe purchases, contact our agent Matt Glynn at Active Antipodean instead of purchasing directly from BigGrab.)

Custom imprinting

Custom imprinting of your logo can be done on orders of 24 footballs or more of the full-size KB and Match styles. For one-colour logos it's $1 extra per ball and for each additional colour, $7 per ball.

Have questions?

You might find an answer on our how to order page or, simply, contact us directly.