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Selby College makes generous donation to KitAid Africa

Monday 21 June 2021

Selby College plans to donate more than 80 pieces of sports kit to KitAid to help children and adults in some of the world’s poorest countries.

The donation includes a mixture of Selby College’s football, rugby and netball kits and will be distributed to countries across the developing world.

“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 really wanted to make sure that both children and adults in developing countries are able to 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,” said Matty Duck, Sports Development Officer at Selby College.

KitAid is a charity that recycles once loved football kits and distributes it to underprivileged children and adults in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Since KitAid began in 1998, it has sent out 700,000+ kits to children and adults in 55 different countries across the world.

Matthew Duck Sports Development Officer

The Sports Department is also busy preparing for its Sport Awards evening, which celebrates the successes of its Sports teams and individual students at the College.

The Awards, which will take place on Friday, 25th June, 2021 at the Selby Rugby Club, will include food and an awards presentation.

“After what has been a challenging year for all of our students, we are really looking forward to being able to acknowledge their achievements and celebrate their successes at the Sport Awards. They have worked significantly hard and demonstrated such 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 extremely pleased that the current Government guidance will allow us to enjoy a fun, yet safe evening all together,” added Matty.

To find out more about KitAid and how to donate, visit: https://kitaid.net/