Selby College plans to donate more than 80 pieces of sports kit to help children and adults in some of the world’s poorest countries.
The donation, which will be made towards KitAid, includes a mixture of Selby College’s football, rugby and netball kits and will be distributed to countries across the developing world. Matty Duck, sports development officer at Selby College, said: “Whether it be a rugby, netball or football kit, the feeling of exhilaration of putting on a sports kit is priceless and is something which our students have been fortunate enough to enjoy. We wanted to make sure that both children and adults in developing countries can experience this joy, which is why we gathered up all of our old sports kits so that we could make a significant donation to KitAid. We hope that the donation will go to good use and will put a smile on someone’s face.”
KitAid is a charity that recycles once loved football kits and distributes them to underprivileged children and adults in some of the world’s poorest countries. Since KitAid began in 1998, it has sent 700,000+ kits to children and adults in 55 different countries across the world. The Sports Department is also busy preparing for its Sports Awards evening, which celebrates the successes of its Sports teams and individual students at the College. The Awards, which will take place tomorrow (June 25) at the Selby Rugby Club, includes a three-course sit-down meal and awards presentation. Matty added: “After what has been a challenging year for all of our students, we are looking forward to being able to celebrate their successes at the Sports Awards. They have worked significantly hard and demonstrated great resilience and determination to achieve their best, despite the circumstances. Unfortunately, we were unable to host the ceremony last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, so we’re pleased that the current Government guidance will allow us to enjoy a fun, yet safe evening all together. To find out about KitAid and how to donate, visit: https://kitaid.net/.
Matty Duck, sports development officer at Selby College with the kits that the college will donate to KitAid. (24-06-44 SU)