We're looking for donations of (clean!) boots, shinpads, and socks, both adult and children's sizes.
Please bring them along to prizegiving where there will be a collection box..
Last year a small group of football parents set up a project to match disadvantaged children with donated football boots. A trial run with Onslow football club successfully matched hundreds of boots with children from schools in the Cannons Creek area.
Donated boots were collected at prize giving, stored then handed them out in term 1 before the start of the following season.
It was hugely successful. The children were very grateful and happy, though there weren't enough shoes to meet the need. Onslow has committed again and the program is being expanded to collect more boots and help more children. There's also now a partnership with “Boots for Grassroots” which has a similar program for rugby.They donate adult/senior boots in NZ and the Pacific.