The 1st round of the FA Cup proper gets underway today, and ready for the kick off, Mitre have unveiled the official match ball for the 22/23 competition. The Ultimate Pro makes its return, and it does so with Mitre’s iconic chevrons, emblazoned with dual FA Cup branding.

Sheffield Wednesday and Morecambe are set to get this season’s FA Cup underway tonight, and just in time, Mitre have lifted the veil on the official match ball for the competition, with the iconic Ultimax Pro making a triumphant return to pitches. It’s set to take the reins from last season’s Delta Max, but despite recreating the look and feel of the 90s Mitre balls that most of us will fondly remember, the newly-released Mitre Ultimax Pro is thankfully constructed with all the modern technology you’d expect.

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Aesthetically, the iconic chevrons are back – 16 in total – and in the point of each is the FA Cup branding, pointing the way to what all players and fans will be dreaming of. 

Under its surface, and what we get is a thermally bonded four-panel construction, with Dual Hyperfoam technology that offers more power for strikes, while the debossed Hyperflow surface manipulates airflow to give more accuracy to shots and passes. Hyperseam technology then provides the benefits of both stitching and bonding for zero water uptake – an essential criteria in England’s often wet weather.

Finally, it’s FIFA Quality Pro approved and now 32 percent more durable. What more could you want? Prepare to see this hitting nets from tonight.

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Pick up the Mitre Ultimax Pro FA Cup ball at