We need your old football boots for Africa!
In 2016 we sent football strip to seventeen Zambian village teams and football boots to just twenty men.
We now have hundreds more who are playing without boots and their team would love your old football strip too!
Football boots are also currency for our charity. The footballers are very happy to help the Mumba Children’s Project in exchange for football kit and have nearly finished making, 6000, yes six thousand bricks, by hand for a much needed sanitary towel factory which will be built soon! They also will be digging the foundations and in return will be the proud owners of nearly new football boots and kit!
A second hand pair of football boots in Zambia costs the equivalent of a week’s wages so and lots of the men don’t have regular work.
Rosie, can you get us football boots?
When I first met these young footballers in September 2015, I had just arrived in Africa for the first time, it was dark, late and I heard, “the footballers are here, they’ve come to meet you”.
And suddenly they were there, about thirty of them! I was introduced to every one, we shook hands and bought them all a drink!
Then one of the captains came to me and said, “Rosie, can you get us football boots? We don’t have football boots”. I was a bit taken aback, a new request for me.
Playing in bare feet.
We went to watch a match in Zambia, I didn’t see anyone in proper football boots. The ground is rock hard and several were playing really well in bare feet.
The guys gave me a list of the names of their first team with all the sizes. Interestingly most of them are size 6 to a size 9 at the biggest. This has been a challenge as a lot of British young men are now size 9 and above.
We need your old football boots, training shoes and any sport equipment!
Do you play for a team? Do you have children who have outgrown their boots? We have an unlimited demand for good quality boots, in children’s sizes and adult sizes up to size 10.
So, if you have access to used football boots in good condition, or new ones, please let us have them! This is an ongoing project as boots wear out so please get in touch at any time.
You can contact me, Rosemary on 07967 121167 or firstname.lastname@example.org