Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme
Premier League players have donated a new set of football kit to Kelvin Hall School as part of the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme.
Kelvin Hall is one of more than 1,000 teams to receive the kits after successfully applying to the 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 the £500,000 fund.
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, has seen for himself the benefits of the initiative.
He said: “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 own journeys.
“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.”
Mr Clark from Kelvin Hall School, added: “The Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme is a fantastic initiative and it was great to see the reaction on the kids’ faces when they saw their new kit.
“Let’s hope that some of the Premier League magic will rub off on a few of them.”