Win: The closest thing to a New Balance pro contract

Time is running out to register for the ultimate pro footballer experience.

Imagine trialling New Balance Football boots just like Tim Cahill, Vincent Kompany or Aaron Ramsey. What if you could get your hands on new product drops in the latest colourways before they even hit the shelves!'

If you're an amateur Aussie footballer then you’re already part way to becoming a member of the Blackout Squad.

Inspired by the practice of pro-footballers trialling blacked out boots when testing new product, competition winners will be the first members of public in the world to get their hands on the highly sought-after New Balance boots.

It's the next best thing to a New Balance pro contract!

Now for the bad news - you only have until April 6 to sign up for the competition. So, get cracking. To learn more and be in with a chance to earn a place on the global Blackout Squad, just click here

“This is a really unique chance for players around the world who are passionate about football to be part of something very different,” says Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.

“The competition is for players who believe they can stand out from the rest and are ready to become leaders amongst their teammates.

“I have never seen this sort of competition before where so many amateur players get the chance to trial boots before they are even on sale! It’s a fantastic opportunity and really is a ‘money can’t buy’ prize.”

Competition entrants will be able to apply locally in six different regions: Australia, UK, USA, Spain, Japan and China. You can also head to @NBFootball on twitter for regional details.

There will be a global competition with 60 winners.

Those chosen as part of the squad will receive new product drops throughout the 2015/16 season in the latest colourways before they go retail.'

Arsenal midfielder Ramsey said: “This is a dream come true for so many amateur players.

“There is nothing quite like the feeling when you put on new boots and kit for the first time and being able to wear it before your closest rivals.

“I’m sure the winners will feel 10 feet tall! I’m looking forward to welcoming the winners to the New Balance team.”

Applicants for the Blackout Squad, will be challenged in different ways depending on the geographical location of their entry.

And remember, competition winners will be the first members of public – anywhere in the world – to get their hands on the latest NB gear.

To learn more, and be in with a chance to earn a place on the global Blackout Squad, click here.

New Balance boots will be available at retail from July 2015.