With the 2015/16 football season approaching many clubs may have taken the opportunity to purchase a new kit; players alike may also have brought new boots, shin pads or goalkeeper gloves. But spare a thought for that old football kit or pair of boots, what happens to those items now?
The Sussex County FA, together with charity partners Sussex to Africa, is encouraging all clubs and players to donate any of their unwanted football kit and/or equipment, so that it can be put to good use and bring joy to communities over in Africa.
We’re appealing to all football clubs and players across the county to clear out their kit bags and donate any old pairs of football boots or kit to us.Tony Kybett
Shirts, socks, goalkeeper gloves, shorts, boots and shin pads, plus tracksuits, trainers and footballs can all be donated.
All donations should be clean and kept together in a plastic bag, bin bag or box.
Donations of both adult and children’s kit and equipment are welcome.
You can donate by dropping off items at the Sussex FA headquarters in Lancing or contact Tony Kybett who can arrange for the items to be collected. Call him on 01273 870342 or 07930 581006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All donations will be sorted through at Sussex to Africa’s base in Pulborough, before being shipped over to Africa to support the work carried out by Zambian organisation Malalo Sports and Youth Development Foundation.
Sussex County FA Director, Tony Kybett is the driving force behind the scheme and he said: “We’re appealing to all football clubs and players across the county to clear out their kit bags and donate any old pairs of football boots or kit to us.
“Once those items have been donated to us their good deed for the day is done, and we, in conjunction with the ‘Sussex to Africa’ project, will find them a new, very appreciative, home over in Africa.”
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