The campaign, also supported by Everton and Southampton, will see kits donated by fans, players and global sporting communities sent to less privileged teams in Africa. This is part of SportPesa’s global mission to develop grassroots football within the African continent. The three clubs will set up deposit bins around its stadiums where supporters can donate kits which will be collected at the end of December before being shipped to Africa for distribution by SportPesa via its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
To donate to Kits For Africa, deposit bins for items of kit are now in place at the following locations:
Tiger Leisure – KCOM Stadium
Tiger Leisure – Prospect Shopping Centre
University of Hull – Sports Reception (Inglemire Lane)
KCOM – Carr Lane, Hull City Centre
Goals – Innovation Drive
The deposit bins will remain in place until the end of December and donations of football shirts, shorts, socks, shin pads, boots and goalkeeper gloves will be gratefully received.
In addition, the Tigers will be showing further support for the campaign at the Boxing Day home game against Derby County when the team will be wearing ‘Kits For Africa’ branded shirts, with Everton set to do similar when they play Manchester United on New Year’s Day.
For further information regarding the Tigers’ part in the ‘Kits For Africa’ campaign, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“There are many grassroots teams in Africa that already perform so well just from having a strong belief in their own ability. We want to do our part by giving them new kits that we have collected with the help of our international football partners and in doing so, allow the teams to focus more on what is important – developing their skills. Together, we can make a real difference.”SportPesa Chief Marketing Officer, Joyce Kibe