Image: Hampshire FA kit being represented in Africa!
The Taking Football to Africa and Beyond Charitable Appeal was set up in 2006 at RAF Shawbury with the aim of collecting football kit no longer wanted by service personnel and sending them to Africa for those less well off.
Kit is donated from clubs across the UK from the England team/FA to leading Premier League clubs down through the pyramid to grassroots level including individuals.
Since 2006, more than 265,000 items have been donated and distributed to schools and centres in over 58 countries across the world, ranging from football kits & toys to school uniforms and stationery. These items bring joy and hope to many!
For the first two weeks of August 2021, Hampshire FA will open up the window for clubs to donate their unwanted football boots and kits. More details will be released towards the end of the 2020/21 season!
Drop off points will include our three hubsites:
Winklebury Football Complex (Hampshire FA HQ)
Stoneham Lane Football Complex
Front Lawn Community Hub
If you have old football boots and kit to donate before August 2021, you can email Wing Commander Neil Hope to make arrangements.
More details for the August 2021 two-week opening window will be released in the new year.