Evergreen FC’s under 14 side have gone above and beyond by donating their kit and other football equipment to a community in Ghana.
They recently arranged for the kit to be sent out via the charity, Ghana Outlook, and they were delighted to receive pictures recently of children wearing the Evergreen gear.
As well as this, the parents of the players also collected and donated old Premier League football kits and boots.
On December 28, the club had received confirmation that the equipment had been received, and one of the parents has told ABBOTSnews that the kids are really proud of themselves.
Anthony Kelly said: “When we came back from the first lockdown, we found that most of the lads had grown out of their kits and that we needed a new kit. My dad has got links with Ghana Outlook and we thought it would be beneficial to donate them to people who would make good use out of it.
“The team have got a WhatsApp group and when I put the pictures in there everybody was saying how nice it was to see. The boys really liked seeing their old kit and were really pleased.”
Like many junior clubs around the country at the moment, Evergreen are unable to get the players out on the pitch, and Anthony as admitted that they are really looking forward to getting back out there.
He added: “It’s been difficult for them because they went back and were then told they had to stop again when they were getting back into it. They all keep in touch though and they’re itching to get going again.”