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New Football Kit for Millbrook

posted 30 Jul 2013, 02:55 by Google Google   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 02:55 ]
We are delighted to have been awarded a new set of football kit by the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme.

The Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme is supported by the squads of all 20 Barclays Premier League clubs to provide U16 clubs, schools and youth organisations in England and Wales with free Nike football kit and equipment. Every Premier League squad donated £25,000 to the Scheme to create a £500,000 fund which aims to particularly benefit those who come from areas in most need of assistance.

PE teacher at Millbrook, Mr Wintle, said; “We would like to thank the Premier League for the new football kit, it’s fantastic. The team look very professional and the students really like the new look”.

The idea for the Players’ Kit Scheme originated at a meeting last summer between the Premier League, delegates from the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and captains from all Premier League clubs. Following the meeting, the players committed to adopt the scheme to deliver these valuable resources to help provide footballing opportunities across the country.

One of the players at that meeting was Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who has seen for himself the benefits of the initiative.

Carragher said: “Through the Premier League Players’ Kit scheme I donated a set of strips to my oldprimary school. I think it’s fantastic that all the players in the League are coming together for this. We all know that grassroots football is important because that’s where we started our journey.

“But we also know that it’s vitally important to have the right equipment. Not all young people can have access to that, especially those from deprived areas, so hopefully the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme can help. Who knows, maybe this initiative might develop a few stars of the future.”

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, added: “Congratulations to Millbrook Academy, they are deserving recipients of the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme.”

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