AFRICAN SOCCER STARS KITTED BY MT DRUITT CLUB
ASPIRING soccer stars from Kenya are looking sharp thanks to the kind-hearted community of Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC.
This year the committee and club members dug deep into their pile of excess equipment and packed strips, socks, tracksuits, bags and deflated footballs for distribution to the less fortunate.
Club secretary Scott Payer said they were delighted recently to see the gear being used overseas.
“It’s a bit of a buzz to get photos of people running around kicking balls on the other side of the world in our gear,” Mr Payer said.
“We fail to identify sometimes how fortunate we are – and football is a common voice. You put a football on the ground anywhere in the world … you will overcome any barriers such as communication.”
Shipping the items was made possible by Rangers first-grade player Nathan Ralph, who started the International Football Exchange.
Through the charity, Mr Ralph has sent almost 7000 items to four countries in about 12 months.
Mr Ralph approached the Rangers knowing they had over ordered and unused gear. The goods were donated to the 50strong Migori Youth Talent Academy.
“It is awesome; it is always a good thing to give back in whatever way you can so it’s good to see the club doing that,” he said.
Migori Youth Talent Academy, in Kenya, wearing donated jerseys and strips from the Mt Druitt Town Rangers.