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Cirencester Town Under 12's receive new kit from Premier League Players' Kit Scheme

Other local clubs encouraged to apply for kit for the new football season at www.premierleague.com

Premier League players have donated a new set of football kit to Cirencester Town Under 12’s as a part of the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme.

Cirencester Town Under 12's in their brand new football kits

Cirencester Town Under 12’s are one of over 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 a £500,000 fund which aims to particularly benefit those who come from areas in most need of assistance.

A new application phase is now open and the Premier League is urging local clubs to follow in the footsteps of Cirencester Town Under 12’s and apply for free kit for the new football season at premierleague.com.

The idea for the Players’ Kit Scheme originated at a meeting last summer between the Premier League, delegates from the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) and captains from all Premier League clubs. Following the meeting, the players committed to adopt the scheme to deliver these valuable resources to help provide footballing opportunities across the country.

One of the players at that meeting was Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who has seen for himself the benefits of the initiative.

Carragher said: “Through the Premier League Players’ Kit scheme I donated a set of strips to my old primary school. 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 journey.

“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.”

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, added: “Congratulations to Cirencester Town Under 12’s, they are deserving recipients of the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme. The Scheme is already helping where it counts and since launching at the beginning of the 2011/12 season we have given away over 1,000 sets of kits to teams in England and Wales.

“The PFA and the Premier League players are to be congratulated for developing this important scheme as a League-wide initiative. Our players are the guys who put on the show all the way through the season but they are also very aware of the role their clubs play at the heart of their communities to positively change lives for the better.”

PFA Chief Executive, Gordon Taylor, added: “Our members do much more than entertain fans on the pitch and I’m proud of the fact that players donate so much to charitable causes. This is a new initiative for our players to be involved in but it is one I hope will encourage more tens of thousands of young people to participate and enjoy football.”

Cirencester Town Under 12’s would like to say a huge thanks to the Premier League Players Kit Scheme for being selected for their new kit. On receipt it was evident from the outset that the kits were of a high quality and the boys have been wearing them with pride. They were also lucky enough to have the kits “officially” presented to them by Ray Wilkins. Many thanks to everyone involved – Neil Brown, Head Coach.

For more information please contact the Premier League Press Office on 020 7864 9190 or go to www.premierleague.com



This entry was posted on 18 May 2012 at 08:40 and is filed under Youth Teams. You can leave a response here.

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