Football fans encouraged to donate old kit

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FOOTBALL fans from around the area are being encouraged to donate their unwanted football equipment to underprivileged children and adults around the world.

The Evo-Stik Premier League has teamed up with KitAid, a charity that collects and sends unwanted football kit to children and adults who love football but live in some of the poorest parts of the world.

And football fans are being invited to drop off their old equipment at Frickley Athletic’s Tech5 Stadium, where they’ll be packaged up by the Evo-Stik League and sent to KitAid.

Alan Allcock, operations manager for the Evo-Stik League, said: “As a League, we know only too well the importance of giving young people and adults opportunities through sport so we’re taking this opportunity to appeal to local people to consider donating their old kit to a really worthy cause.

“Just give it a wash and drop it off at Frickley Athletic and we’ll do the rest.”

Football shirts, shorts, boots, goalkeeper gloves and shin pads are being sought as part of the appeal.

The charity, which has Graham Taylor OBE as its patron, has already sent out over 150,000 kits to children and adults worldwide.

The Blues will be accepting donations until the end of the current campaign.

For more information visit the official Evo-Stik Premier League website at www.evostikleague.pitchero.com.

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