New kit for pri­mary pupils thanks to grant

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

WORLD Cup fever has noth­ing on the ex­cite­ment gen­er­ated when Longth­orpe Pri­mary School play­ers saw their new foot­ball strip.

Af­ter years of wear­ing tired old shirts and shorts, the chil­dren have now pulled on their new kit with as much pride as Eng­land cap­tain Stephen Ger­rard does for his coun­try.

The young­sters had been given £400 by the Foot­ball Foun­da­tion to buy the kit, which sees them swap their black and white stripes for a red en­sem­ble.

It was not just the first team smil­ing, as the gen­er­ous do­na­tion also meant a sec­ond team kit and goal­keep­ing jer­seys were bought.

Now, the team are set to take on lo­cal ri­vals St Bo­tolph’s and are hop­ing their new kit will bring to an end their los­ing streak.

PE co-or­di­na­tor at the school, in Brad­well Road, Claire Miller said the chil­dren had been “in­cred­i­bly ex­cited” when they heard the strip had ar­rived and could not wait to show off all their skills in it.

Mrs Miller said: “They couldn’t wait to try it on for size and were thrilled when they ac­tu­ally saw it.

“Hav­ing the new kit makes them feel more of a team as well and we are hop­ing it will rub off on the pitch as well.”

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