Wednesday, December 1
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COMMUNITY BOOT BANK LAUNCHED

CROWS FLOCK TOGETHER TO PROVIDE BOOTS FOR THOSE IN NEED!

Royston Town FC and Royston Town Youth FC share a common ‘Football for All’ ethos and are steadfastly committed to removing any barriers to playing football. To support this belief, the clubs have joined forces to create a boot bank allowing previously used football boots and astroturf trainers that have been outgrown to be re-used and saved from landfill. The boot bank can be accessed discretely by anyone in the Royston community and no donation is required in return.

The creation of the boot bank has been helped by the generous support of Steve Brown, owner of Steve Brown Plumbing & Heating.  Steve Brown has kindly sponsored the boot bank and has donated a dedicated wheelie bin to be used as a donation point. The distinctive yellow bin will be located at Garden Walk.

Photo courtesy of Kevin Richards

 

At the launch of the boot bank on Saturday, Head of Community at Royston Town, Lewis Endacott explained. “Royston Town FC has long held the belief that football is for all in our community. We are fully committed to doing all that we can to help kids, teenagers or adults get playing football or watching football. The health benefits of participating in sport, both physically and mentally, cannot be underestimated. As a club, we are very aware of the difficulties that many face or have faced due to the pandemic and if this boot bank removes an obstacle for someone to participate in the beautiful game then we’ll be both pleased and proud to have helped in some small way alongside Royston Town Youth FC”

Photo courtesy of Kevin Richards

 

Giles Parnwell, Chairman of Royston Town Youth FC added “As a club, we know how expensive football can be and we are committed to making participating in football in the Royston area as reasonable as we possibly can. We also know all too well how quick kids’ feet can grow! We have around 600 young players taking part in football on a weekly basis across our 40 teams which means that there will be a staggering number of outgrown boots and trainers in good condition that are often left at home unused or even thrown away. Children, teenagers and adults can participate in this scheme so that hopefully we can give good quality boots a new home whilst also drastically reducing the number of boots that are needlessly sent to landfill. The club asks that rather than throw away good quality boots or astro trainers that, if possible, you donate them to the boot bank so that we can redistribute them to those in need.”

If you can, please donate any clean undamaged boots or astro trainers to the Royston Town Youth FC Boot Bank.

Please email bootbank@roystontownyouthfc.com for more information or to enquire about the current stock.