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Friday, 8 August 2014

Sir Tom Finney memorial shirts

We were very honoured to be chosen by Preston North End and Sir Tom’s family to receive all of the shirts which were left at Deepdale in his memory. The club arranged for all of the shirts to be laundered and they are due to be collected soon, in time for our next sorting and boxing session on 27 September.  It is a fitting tribute that Sir Tom’s shirts will bring joy to so many people who love the beautiful game.  

Thursday, 7 August 2014

From Carrington to Northern Uganda

We were very fortunate to receive a donation of fantastic training kit from Manchester United recently from their training complex at Carrignton.  Some of the kit has now found its way to a massive refugee camp in Northern Uganda which houses 100,000 displaced people who have fled South Sudan.

The kit was taken out for us by the Watford based charity, Eagles Wings and it was delivered by their founder, Bruce Oliver.  He explained that many of the people have no possessions and there is nothing to do for the thousands of young people.  The kits are now being used as part of a football project where teams wear it in inter zone matches and play tournaments.
As we say, it really is more than just a shirt as it brings hope where little exists.  Thanks to the kit managers at Carrington who kindly sorted and helped get it to us.


Watford FC Open Day

We had a great time at the WFC Open Day and really appreciate the support from the club.  We received a lot of shirts on the day, mainly Hornets ones, as well as some great training kit from the club.  We also met a lot of fans and explained how we work and who we are.  A lot already knew of us which is encouraging and the retweets by the club certainly helped with this.

Many thanks to all of the fans who donated shirts and to Alex Ashby who is one of the main organisers.  Good luck for the new season, COYH.


Monday, 14 July 2014

KitAid Annual Review

The KitAid annual review 2013/2014 is now here, check out all the great stuff we have been doing over the past 12 months.

Click on the following link to access the review.


Thursday, 10 July 2014

New partnership with Kitlocker.com

We are really pleased to announce a new partnership with Kitlocker.com from Sheffield.

We have received surplus kit from Kitlocker.com over recent years and they are one of the UK’s leading kit suppliers to Universities.  Please take a look at their web site, www.kitlocker.com as they may well be able to meet any kit requirements you might have.

Look out for future photos of Kitlocker.com kit appearing across Africa.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Jordan Nobbs, Arsenal & England ladies

Top ladies football player Jordan Nobbs got stuck in and helped out at KitAid’s latest boxing-up session this weekend. Jordan, who plays for Arsenal and England Ladies teams, was invited to join the team of volunteers by Herts FA and was really impressed with KitAid and the work the charity is doing. She even tweeted about it afterwards and the Twitter feed went mad with the news being retweeted in Japan, USA and Germany!

On Saturday 3,500 items of kit, including 20 pairs of Tottenham Hotspurs Kyle Walker’s brand new footie boots and kit from Manchester United  were packed into 109 boxes to be sent out to Sudan, Gambia, Uganda, Zambia and Kenya.

KitAid founder Derrick Williams said: “It was great to have Jordan along for the morning. She’s helped raise the KitAid profile by tweeting about the event, and she’s spreading the word to get the rest of the Arsenal Ladies team involved. It’s good that a local international famous team are helping out, and they’re keen to donate more training kit to us in the future. Jordan also liked the fact that KitAid supports girls football across Africa.”

Arsenal’s training ground is just down the road at London Colney, and the team play at Borehamwood and have an academy at the University of Hertfordshire.

The boxing-up session took place on Saturday 21 June 2014.

Friday, 30 May 2014

KitAid Kampala Cup

If you thought the World cup was important, think again!  On June 14th 2014, on a sun soaked pitch in Kampala, two teams from two different leagues, will go into a long awaited 90 minute battle to compete for an all important KitAid donated cup.

This eagerly anticipated game will see Najjanankumbi Marine take on Stegota FC.  It is the first time the two teams have played against each other and fans from both clubs are getting ready for this glorious 90 minutes that will go down in history.

For Stegota manager Edwin Nshuti this dream fixture comes at the end of an incredible season which has seen his club narrowly miss promotion to the FUFA big league.

Silverware for Stegota will help satisfy the loyal fans who turn out to cheer on their cherished club.  But Najjanankumbi are determined that they will be going home with the cup and keeping their supporters smiling.

Whatever the result, when the final whistle blows, it is hoped this glorious game will become an annual fixture in the Kampala and KitAid calendar.