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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.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Wear your shirt to work Day – Friday 13 June 2014

We would like to thank Julian Chenery from AIG who is organising a “Wear your shirt to Work” day on behalf of KitAid.

Julian works for AIG and he has also signed up a number of other companies to join in.  Thank you also to Affinity Water, Exeter Family Friendly, Premier Sports and Leisure and R&S Carpets and Beds.  If you can persuade your company to join in they will be very welcome.

Each participating company will be allowing their staff to turn up to work in their favourite shirt with the aim of collecting kit on the day.  It has been timed to coincide with the World Cup and it will be held on Friday 13 June, the day before the vital England v Italy game.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

New KitAid website

After plenty of planning and designing the new KitAid website went live this week.  A massive thanks to Laura Davis and Switch who have done a fantastic job in creating the new website.

Please check it out at www.kitaid.net and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Evo-stik NPL and Ryman Leagues get ready for Easter Kit Amnesty

We are looking forward to a bumper kit collection from over 100 non league teams all across the North and South of England this coming Easter weekend.

This will be the third Easter amnesty held by the Evo-stik NPL and each year more and more teams come on board.  We are really pleased to welcome the Ryman League for the first time, especially as a lot of the clubs are close to home, which  will make collection a bit easier.

Many thanks to Dave Watters who is the press officer for both leagues and Dave has also promoted the collection on the BBC Radio 5 Non League show.

We are hoping for a big response this year and will follow up an update after Easter.