Football club donates kits to African school

School children in Sakuta are looking forward to their new football shirts donated by Cornard Dynamos Football Club. ANL-151027-110945001
School children in Sakuta are looking forward to their new football shirts donated by Cornard Dynamos Football Club. ANL-151027-110945001

DONATION: Cornard Dynamos has donated kits to a Gambian school.

Young players from Cornard Dynamos Youth Football Club handed over a hundred of their unused and old kits to Hadleigh-based charity Build a School in Gambia last week.

They were received by the charity’s co-founder Alan Seager who intends to distribute the red and black strips to children living in a small Gambian village called Sukuta on his next visit in November.

Mr Seager, along with fellow founder Martin Englefield, has been supporting the community in Sukuta for the past five years, in which time the charity has raised more than £60,000 and built a much-needed nursery school.

Mr Seager said: “On behalf of the charity I would like to express how grateful we are to receive these kits from the Cornard Dynamos Youth Football Club.

“In Sukuta the children love to play football, it’s very important to them and the popular game certainly brings the community together.

“I look forward to taking these kits to the children in November who will be overjoyed with the new stripes.

“It will be very motivating for them to wear the kit and to be part of a team.”

Accompanying the young players from Cornard Dynamos was club chairman Jonathan Bale, who said he was delighted that the club could help the charity.

Mr Bale added: “Being part of Cornard Dynamos and seeing the children developing their football skills, teamwork and knowledge of the game is a real privilege.

“I hope that being able to donate unused kits to less fortunate children in Gambia will help them to gain the same happiness as our children.”